Ford is planning to introduce a limited number of Ranger Raptor performance pickup trucks in India. it’s expected to be launched within the second-half of 2021.
It’s not your regular lifestyle vehicle just like the Isuzu D-Max. The Ranger Raptor is a high-performance Baja race truck inspired model. Expect it to be priced upwards of Rs. 70 lakhs in the domestic market..
Also, watching the recent spy shots of Ford Rangers undergoing tests across the country, we believe Ford plans to import the Ranger Raptor under the 2,500-unit homologation-free route. The Raptor will be more of a brand building exercise for Ford.
Considering the very fact that Toyota is planning to bring the Hilux pickup to India it’s an honest strategy by Ford to stay in the game.
Seems like the American carmaker is that specialize in their brand building to showcase their unique identity. They’ll soon launch Mahindra based products within the market to just keep their brand identity strong.
The high performance pick-up truck will be powered by a 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel churning out 213 HP and 500 Nm of peak torque. It gets a revised ladder frame to take big impacts on rough roads.
Its ground clearance is pegged at a massive 283 mm and it has a water wading capacity of 800 mm. The 4-wheel drive comes with six modes with the Terrain Management System including grass, gravel, snow, hiking and Baja mode.
The front suspension has been retuned to withstand extra load while the rear suspension is replaced by Watt’s linkage. The Raptor gets 30 percent more wheel visit absorb rough patches at high speed.
Ford Ranger Raptor India Launch
- The Ranger Raptor is expected to launch in India in the second quarter of 2021
- It will be powered by a 2-litre twin turbo diesel engine
- Ford will import only limited units of the vehicle and it will carry a premium price tag
Also read – Upcoming Ford cars in India 2020-21
Also read – 2020 Ford Ecosport Pros and Cons
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