Ford Ranger News

  • Hennessey VelociRaptor Ranger

    Ford may not have plans to grace Americans with a Ranger Raptor from the factory, but that hasn't stopped Texas-based Hennessey Performance Engineering from doing it anyway. After announcing plans for the Hennessey VelociRaptor Ranger last month, HPE dished out the final specifications for its performance-oriented mid-size pickup truck, and it's quicker than a stock F-150 Raptor. The VelociRaptor Ranger comes with 360 horsepower and a healthy 440 pound-feet of torque. Both of those figures are higher than HPE's prior estimates of 350 hp and 385 lb-ft of torque. A stock 2019 Ford Ranger's...

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    Mitsubishi explores a Ranger Raptor rival with Triton Absolute concept

    Mitsubishi has unveiled the new Triton Absolute concept at the 2019 Bangkok International Motor Show to explore a potential rival to the Ford Ranger Raptor based on the Triton (L200) mid-size pickup truck.

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    Hennessey gives Ford Ranger claws with 350-hp VelociRaptor Ranger

    Ford has no plans to introduce the current Ranger Raptor in the United States, so Hennessey Performance Engineering will essentially do it for the automaker. On Monday, the Texas-based tuning company announced the Ford VelociRaptor Ranger. The VelociRaptor name should be familiar to anyone who...

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    Next-generation Ford Ranger Raptor reportedly coming to the US

    While the North American market won't be treated to the off-road-oriented Ranger Raptor, we may get the next-generation model. In a Thursday report, Road & Track dug into social media profiles of Ford engineers and found that the next-generation Ranger is under development and will likely...

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    2019 Ford Ranger first drive review: The mid-size pickup truck pace-setter

    The bar for mid-size pickup truck excellence is not high. It takes only a few minutes behind the wheel of the 2019 Ford Ranger to realize that, for the way most drivers use their trucks, it’s the best choice. Its 2.3-liter turbo-4 spools up its 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque with...

  • Ford Ranger SEMA Baja-Forged
    Ford bringing a whole fleet of Ranger and F-150 trucks to SEMA

    Fans of Ford pickup trucks are in for a treat at the SEMA show this year. The Blue Oval is working with a slew of partners to present an armada of modified pickups. And this year it's not just the F-150 and Super Duty either, as Ford has handed out a few examples of its new Ranger. In total, Ford...

  • 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor

    The Raptor version of Ford's mid-size Ranger pickup truck isn't bound for the United States. The information was revealed to Autoblog by Hermann Salenbauch, vehicle line director at Ford Performance, in an interview published Thursday. Two reasons Salenbauch gave were that the Ranger Raptor is based on the global version of the Ranger pickup which differs from the North American model, and that the cost of making it meet local regulations makes the project not viable. When contacted by Motor Authority, a Ford spokesman backed up Salenbauch's comments by reiterating those two reasons. We'll...

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    2019 Ford Ranger throws down the gauntlet with best-in-class torque, towing, payload

    The 2019 Ford Ranger will out-tow, out-haul, and provide more torque than any other gasoline-powered mid-size pickup on the market. On Friday, Ford announced its reborn mid-size truck's towing, payload, and power figures ahead of production later this year. The standard 2.3-liter turbocharged...

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    Ford Ranger Raptor confirmed for Europe; is the US next?

    Europe, the Ford Ranger Raptor cometh. The Blue Oval used the Gamescom video game conference in Cologne, Germany, on Tuesday to reveal that the 2019 Ranger Raptor will go on sale across the continent in 2019. The Blue Oval also released the cool video above with the announcement. And with Europe's...

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    Patent reveals potential US-spec Ford Ranger Raptor

    New clues have emerged pointing to the possible launch of the Ford Ranger Raptor in the United States. A design patent depicting a Ranger Raptor with features unique to Rangers destined for the U.S. has surfaced on a patent registry in Australia where the mid-size pickup truck was developed. The...

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    Meet the 2019 Ford Everest: the other Ranger-based SUV

    Ford is developing a new Bronco SUV around its tough T6 body-on-frame platform found underneath the 2019 Ranger mid-size pickup truck. But what many readers may not know is that the Blue Oval already uses the T6 platform in a pair of SUVs sold outside the United States, one of them a tough...

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    Nissan mulls Ranger Raptor rival

    Ford has just launched a Ranger Raptor. It's powered by a diesel engine and only offered overseas, though there are strong hints we'll eventually see it here, and with a gasoline engine in tow. The excitement surrounding the vehicle hasn't gone unnoticed at Nissan, which will study the possibility...

  • 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor

    When Ford on Wednesday took the covers off its new Ranger Raptor, the question on everyone's lips was whether we'll see it in the United States. That's still to be determined but the head engineer at Ford Performance has hinted strongly at the Ranger Raptor making its way to the states, and with a gasoline engine instead of the 210-horsepower diesel 4-banger it was revealed with. Speaking with Drive, Jamal Hameedi, Ford Performance chief vehicle engineer, said the Ranger Raptor would be a hit in the U.S. but would require a gasoline engine, even though he thinks the diesel is the right choice...

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    2019 Ford Ranger Raptor debuts with 210-horsepower diesel

    Ford's F-150 Raptor now has a little brother in the form of the Ranger Raptor unveiled on Wednesday at a special showing in in Bangkok, Thailand. Why Thailand? Well, the country is one of the major production hubs for the Ranger mid-size pickup truck, and it's where the Ranger Raptor will be built...

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    2019 Ford Ranger Raptor teased in new video

    Ford has a new Ranger on its hands, and in some markets the mid-size pickup truck will have a high-performance variant bearing the Raptor name. The Ranger Raptor is coming soon. The vehicle is expected to debut on February 7 in Bangkok, Thailand, and Ford's Thai division has just released a new...

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    2019 Ford Ranger marks Ford's return to mid-size pickup market

    As the domestic automakers chased bigger profits on their full-size trucks 'round about a decade ago, they let their mid-size pickups die on the vine. One of the casualties was the Ford Ranger, and it slipped into that good night after the 2011 model year. An international version of the Ranger was...

  • 2019 Ford Ranger for Thailand leaked - Image via NewRangerClub
    2019 Ford Ranger leaked

    Ford is bringing back the Ranger for 2019 and the first photos of the mid-size pickup truck have hit the web. The photos were posted to the NewRangerClub forum and show the Ranger designed for Thailand and other Southeast Asian markets. The version we’ll get will feature slightly revised...

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    Ford Ranger Raptor set for February 7 debut

    Ford is rumored to be preparing the reveal of its new Ranger mid-size pickup truck at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in mid-January. But the version we’re most interested in is the Ranger Raptor, which Motoring reports will debut on February 7 in Bangkok, Thailand...

  • 2019 Ford Ranger spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Ford’s bringing back the Ranger for the 2019 model year, and prototypes for the new mid-size pickup truck have been spotted. The design is a familiar one as the 2019 Ranger will actually be an extensive update of the current Ranger that’s been offered globally since the start of the decade, as opposed to a true next-generation design. The 2019 Ranger shown here is the version destined for the United States. It is expected to differ slightly, both mechanically and visually, to versions sold overseas. The size and shape should be common, however. The 2019 Ranger is based on a...

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    A Ford Ranger Raptor is coming

    Put away your coffee because you’re not going to need it this morning. One watch of Ford’s teaser video for the first-ever Ranger Raptor is enough to get your heart rate jumping. That’s right. A Ranger Raptor is coming. It’s due on sale in Australia and other Asia Pacific...

  • Dealer-customized Ford Ranger - Image via Motoring
    Ford dealer creates wild Ranger pickup truck

    The Ford Ranger may have vanished from North American shores years ago, but it's soldiered on in other countries around the world. Australia, in particular, has come to adore the mid-size pickup truck. And as sales boom so does the aftermarket. Clearly, the dealership that created this wild Ranger...

  • Valentino Rossi-approved Ford VR46 Ranger
    Valentino Rossi signs off on custom Ford Ranger

    What happens when a 9-time world motorcycle champion signs off on a limited edition pickup truck? The Ford VR46 Ranger, that's what. And this is it in the flesh. Rossi himself gave the final approval of the truck's design which includes plenty of off-road goodies and more menacing looks. Of course...

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    Ford ready for pickup truck assault in China

    Pickup trucks may be as American as apple pie, but Ford sees a big opportunity for the vehicles in China where the automaker will be introducing its famous “Built Ford Tough” tagline. Ford’s been exporting F-150 Raptor SuperCrews to China since the start of the year, and at its Go...

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    Ford investing $850M in Michigan to support Bronco, Ranger production

    Ford in January finally confirmed it is bringing back the Bronco and Ranger. The Ranger will come first, as Ford’s alternative to mid-size pickups like the Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Honda Ridgeline, Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma. It will be an updated version of the Ranger currently...

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