The signature of the blue oval has just revealed the Ranger Raptor 2023. The second generation of the model will arrive at European dealerships in late summer. It will do so with a V6 EcoBoost engine as a great novelty. That means it will be the first variant of the new Ranger to be available in Europe, followed by the Wildtrak in spring 2023.
We propose one visual comparison so that you can judge for yourself the changes that make the pick-up. As revealed by the American firm, the Ranger has superior off-road credentials. Nor is Ford’s dynamic driving DNA lacking. Now the Ford Ranger has become a global model. It will be sold in more than 180 countries.
In the words of the automaker, the new delivery of the pick-up is the toughest, most capable and connected Ranger till the date. It has been developed by Ford with the customer in mind and will be the ideal companion for work, family and play. As we already told you, it is closely related to the next Volkswagen Amarok.
What makes the Ranger Raptor more robust?
The Ford Ranger Raptor inherits the main design features of the new generation of the pick-up. To these it adds a much more robust appearance. Widened wheel arches cover wider tracks. They house the new 17 inch wheels shod with huge 32-inch off-road tires. The ground clearance has also increased.
The bespoke bumpers are complemented by skid plates, aluminum running boards, a unique grille with Ford lettering, hood scoops and Raptor decals. Underbody protection has been improved. Now includes a larger front skid plate made of 60mm thick high tensile steel.
We find additional protections for engine and transfer case. At the rear, the two exhaust outlets and the twin towing hooks are the protagonists. Inside, Ford has added a couple of sport seats inspired by fighter planes that offer greater grip. We also see other exclusive details.
It is the case of red stitching, a leather steering wheel premium with heating and magnesium cams and ambient lighting. Between standard equipment there’s Matrix LED headlights, a 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster, a massive 12-inch center touchscreen with SYNC4, and a 10-speaker B&O sound system.