Ford unleashes Ranger Raptor

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Ford Philippines has just launched the first-ever Ranger Raptor — a high-speed, off-road, performance pick-up truck — and announced its official pricing for the Philippines at P1,898,000.

“We are excited to welcome the highly-anticipated Ranger Raptor to the Philippines. The Ranger Raptor showcases the best of Ford Performance’s expertise in vehicle design and engineering and we know our customers are really looking forward to enjoying its immense off-road capabilities,” said Bertrand Lessard, managing director of Ford Philippines.

The Ranger Raptor is available in five bold and enticing colors — including the new and unique Conquer Grey, Lightning Blue, Race Red, Shadow Black and Frozen White.

The ultimate Ranger is purposefully-designed, built and tested to set a benchmark as the only factory-built performance truck across Asia Pacific. Designed by the Ford Performance team for the true enthusiast off-roader, the Ford Ranger Raptor strengthens the company’s commitment to deliver “Built Ford Tough” pickup trucks to Filipino customers.

The Ranger Raptor is equipped with a new 2.0-liter Bi-Turbo diesel engine that delivers a maximum of 213PS of power and 500Nm of torque. The 2.0L Bi-Turbo takes advantage of sequential turbocharging to deliver greater responsiveness, drivability and maximum efficiency. A pair of turbochargers are employed for maximum performance and efficiency. A variable geometry turbocharger is employed to deliver greater throttle response and eliminate lag by spooling up quickly at low speeds. The second unit is a fixed geometry turbocharger with a high flow capacity to deliver maximum power and performance.

The Ford-designed and Ford-built 10-speed automatic transmission is shared with the F-150 Raptor and has been created with high-strength steel, aluminum alloys and composites to optimize durability and weight. Having 10 gears means a wider ratio-span resulting in better acceleration and responsiveness.

The Ranger Raptor features distinctive design cues inside and out that are functionally driven.

At the front, a stunning new grille takes styling cues from the F-150 Raptor with the iconic block FORD lettering proudly positioned within the grille design. The front bumper also includes new LED fog lamps with functional air-curtain ducts, which help to reduce air resistance of the body.

Using composite materials, the front fenders not only look tough, but resist dents and dings often associated with off-road usage. Ground clearance has also been increased to 283mm, making it a serious off-road performance machine.

Inside, the Ranger Raptor offers a tailored Ford Performance DNA interior design with a high level of craftsmanship, harmonious colors and durable materials suitable for both off-road driving and everyday use.

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