It seems that the year 2019 will bring us the next-generation model of a new Ford Ranger. It will be the new 2019 Raptor that has been spied in Australia. According to rumors and spy photos, the new Raptor will offer a high-performance machine and some significant exterior and interior improvements.
The new 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor will not undergo some drastic changes when it comes to general size and shape. However, it will offer two choices when we talk about its size and body style – a four-door Crew Cab and a two-door Super Cab. So, this vehicle will be a great deal whether you need it for long family rides or working conditions. The new Raptor will be based on the well-known T6 platform which can be found on the current Ford Ranger and Ford Everest as well. Also, after seeing the spy photos, some would say that it strongly resembles the 2018 F-150. However, the 2019 Raptor will get some unique features such as flared wheel arches and off-road tires. The first look at the front part of this vehicle gives you impression that the front bumper is shorter than the one seen on the current model and there is also a redesigned two-row grille, similar to the one seen on 2018 F-150.
Honestly, we cannot brag about the information we have got about the interior of the new 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor and the spy photos have caught primarily the outside look of this vehicle. However, what we know is that the inside of this model will be classy and modern with upgraded features especially in terms of high-tech options. The 2019 Raptor will definitely have to follow the trends for the next-generation vehicles. So, you can expect the latest SYNC infotainment system. It means that it will provide navigation, satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, hands-free phone options, voice recognition commands and probably 360-degree cameras to improve your safety. In standard versions, you can expect cloth and vinyl, but on higher trims you will be offered leather, wood and metal elements.
Those who had a chance to spy the new 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor and hear its sound, say that, when it comes to power train, it will probably come with one of the Ford’s twin turbo-charged V-6 gasoline engine. The current model offers two versions of diesel engine – a 2.2-liter I-4 with 158 horsepower and 284 pound-feet of torque and a 3.2-liter I-5 with 197 horsepower and 346 pound-feet of torque. The 10-speed automatic transmission has been strongly anticipated, but that has not been confirmed yet.
2019 Ford Ranger Raptor Release Date and Price
It is perhaps too early to talk about the release date and the price of the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor. It will probably be launched in North America during 2018 and the expected pricing range goes from $25,000 to $40,000.