The all-new Ford Ranger Raptor hits the Nepali market with the price tag of Rs. 1,25,00,000, thanks to Ford Nepal. The new Ranger Raptor is different from a regular Ranger that we’ve been seeing on the roads. It is Ford’s latest off-road performance truck.
The Ultimate Off-Road Truck is based on the Ford’s Ranger series and now it houses the ultra-strength frame, giant bash plate, and an elevated design that makes it ready to go vehicle as it seems to tackle the aggressive road out there. Upfront, it has a new front grill that reads FORD which enhances the look of the truck. It is a wide truck than the Ranger nearly by six inches. It gets 33 inches all terrain tire, 283 mm of ground clearance, and 850mm of water wading. It also gets the massive skid plate of 2.3mm thick made of steel to ensure the safety. On the side, it gets the massive bash plate to get in the truck. As an off-road truck, the shock obviously plays an important role. This one has 2.5 inches race-bred suspension specially crafted to tackle different terrain with ease.
Under the hood, it has a two-liter, four-cylinder, bi-turbo diesel engine that outputs in 157KW and 500Nm mated with 10-speed auto transmission gearbox. The latest transmission technology from Ford will deliver top-end power, more bottom-end torque, improved acceleration, and quicker gear changes. The company claimed the truck could go over 100 miles per hour on off-road, which no other vehicle can match up to.
The interior environment seems quite similar to that of the previous Ranger with some key changes around it. It gets the infotainment system in the middle with SYNC 3 Apple Car Play and Android Auto. There’s a lot of stitching going around the dashboard, steering wheel, and the seats. It also gets the bucket seat for the comfort. For the safety, it gets features like rollover mitigation, hill launch assist, hill descent control, trailer sway control, and load adaptive control.
What makes the Ford Ranger Raptor the Ultimate off-road truck is the six different terrain management systems. Out of six, there are two on-road modes. The normal mode emphasizes comfort and fuel economy. The sports mode allows taking on the speed on road.
Remaining four off-road modes are gravel, grass, and snow for off-road slippery conditions. And you have mud or sand mode for conditions that have less traction, while the rock mode is for rock crawling when you want really low-speed stuff. And finally, the Baja mode, which is like an off-road sports mode, which minimizes the traction control and holds onto gears longer and downshifts more aggressively.