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    • Ford changing its mind on Ranger Raptor for US? Test mule spotted in Colorado

      Maybe we will get a Ford Ranger Raptor afterall? Last year reports were that someone at Ford thought the Ranger Raptor was a bad idea for the US market. This was after Ford did patent filings for the model in the USA.


      Maybe Ford decided with strong Ranger sales that a Raptor version would only make them more money? That is what Ford is in business to do.

      Thank you to BoostAddict and FordBoost member @I6+TT=FTW for the pictures.










      This article was originally published in forum thread: Ranger Raptor spotted in Colorado! Could it actually be coming?!?! started by I6+TT=FTW View original post
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      1. I6+TT=FTW's Avatar
        I6+TT=FTW -
        @Sticky can you fix the pictures? No clue how to reformat the pictures
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        I'll fix it
      1. richpike's Avatar
        richpike -
        Sweet. Good find. Love the high altitude testing we see in Colorado.

        -Rich
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Maybe we will get a Ford Ranger Raptor afterall? Last year reports were that someone at Ford thought the Ranger Raptor was a bad idea for the US market. This was after Ford did patent filings for the model in the USA.

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        Maybe Ford decided with strong Ranger sales that a Raptor version would only make them more money? That is what Ford is in business to do.

        Thank you to BoostAddict and FordBoost member @I6+TT=FTW for the pictures.

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      1. subaru335i's Avatar
        subaru335i -
        Nice! I just want to know the engine choice. Wonder if it will be the 2.7L Ecoboost?
      1. I6+TT=FTW's Avatar
        I6+TT=FTW -
        Well the Asia market Raptor Ranger uses a twin turbo 4 cylinder diesel. There was no indication that motor would make it here UNTIL now. The new 2020 Ford Transit van will have the same diesel motor in the states as an option (along with a n/a 3.5L V6, the 2.7L ecoboost, and apparently the 2.3L 4cylinder turbo).
      1. richpike's Avatar
        richpike -
        If it’s the diesel that will be a bust in the US IMO. Has to have the 2.3L turbo at a minimum (ideally the 2.7L) for it to sell well (which it will with one of those engines).

        -Rich
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by richpike Click here to enlarge
        If it’s the diesel that will be a bust in the US IMO. Has to have the 2.3L turbo at a minimum (ideally the 2.7L) for it to sell well (which it will with one of those engines).

        -Rich
        I doubt they would change the engine from the four-cylinder it has to a six but that would certainly make it appealing.