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Ford News: Rumorpile: North America Will Get the Next-Generation Ranger Raptor

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There was a number of people who were disappointed at the news that Ford wouldn't be bringing over the Ranger Raptor to the U.S. When you take into consideration that the current-generation model has been sold around the world since 2011, Ford decided it was too late in the lifecycle of the model to design a Raptor variant to meet various regulations. But there is the chance of the next-generation Ranger Raptor coming to the U.S.

Road & Track has done some sleuthing into social media profiles for various Ford engineers and has uncovered some interesting information. The current Ranger has an internal project code of P375 and is expected to stick around for a few more years. The next-generation model, due in 2022, uses the code of P703. It is expected that the next-generation Ranger will be sharing a number of parts with the Bronco.

How does the Raptor fit into this picture? In a recently posted project description, it mentions a chassis engineer has been working on a Ranger Raptor with the P703 code being built with North America in mind. The engineer has also worked on the current version of the Ranger (known as P375N) and the Ranger Raptor. Doing some more digging and speaking to some sources at Ford, the new Ranger Raptor is likely to be called “Project Redback” internally. Project Redback was the project name for the current Ranger Raptor.

Road & Track doesn't have any information the powertrain, but speculates that North America would likely get a gas engine. Other markets get a diesel engine for the Raptor.

Source: Road & Track


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25 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

It really would be silly of them to build it for everywhere except the biggest truck market in the world.

Exactly. Image, if nothing else. 

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No brainer for them to build it for the USA.  You add a lift kit and beefed up suspension, some body plastic cladding and put in a turbo V6 that they already have in the parts bin and they get to add $15,000 to the price.  Pretty easy money.

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The thing is that the resale values of Raptors have been epic. The depreciation hit is usually so low that Raptors are purchased for that reason alone. 

You can almost afford the expense of gas over the cost of depreciation when you hit that sweet spot of trading in before the two curves intersect, and then you're ahead by saving money by getting the most expensive trim.

 

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