In Bangkok Auto Show recently, Ford introduced its new model of the Raptor, the 2019 Ford Raptor. The car is the mid-size pickup extended from the Ford Ranger model. The new car appears to be wider, taller, and looks more similar to the Ford Ranger. The release of the car in Bangkok unfortunately not for all the market, only specific to the Asia Pacific market, like China, Thailand, India, Philippines, and Australia specifically. For North America edition, it is expected to come within months from now.
2019 Ford Raptor Exterior and Interior Redesign
The new 2019 Ford Raptor has bunch of change compare to its previous model. For a glimpse, the car looks like the mini F150 raptor. On the front fascia, there is huge grille with ford block letter, widened fenders and new headlights. Overall looking, the car gives rough and masculine look that fit off-road vehicle image.
Buyers can choose different color options for the car such as lightning blue, race red, shadow black, frozen white, and the new conquer gray. The paint is having the grit paint technology to prevent it from being rusty. On the back side, there are two tow hooks with 8.377 towing capacity. On the side, it is using the aluminum alloy material. The body is several inches wider and taller than the previous one. The additional dimension allows the car to have better angle.
On the interior side, the car featuring high-quality durable material with masculine look. The seats are designed to be as comfort as possible since the car will be used in many off-road conditions. For the steering wheel, it will be using new thick-grip with red center marker. Even though it is an off-road car, it is still equipped with Ford latest technology like the latest SYNC 3 infotainment system.
2019 Ford Raptor Engine Specifications
The engine putted under the hood will be a totally new engine compare to the last version of the car. It is the all new 2.0-liter V4 Turbodiesel engine. The engine is creating about 210 Horse Power and 369 pounds-feet of torque. The engine is using twin turbos mounted in a compound arrangement. The engine for the car is totally out of expectation since the previous rumors expect the car would come with either 2.7 or the 3.5 engine. But the fact that Ford choose the 2.0-liter engine shows Ford’s purpose to set the car as the off-road car.
The transmission will be using 10-speed automatic gear. The car’s performance can be set into some mode such as Normal Mode, Sport, Grass/Gravel/Snow, and Mud/Sand. Even though Ford hasn’t release the fuel-efficiency rate, for the mid-size pickup truck it will be at least 27 mpg on the high way and 20 mpg on the city ride.
2019 Ford Raptor Price and Release Date
The car’s price that is for Asia Pacific will be different than those in North America. There will be pretty huge amount of differences between the price in those two different markets. Unfortunately, pricing for the Asia Pacific region hasn’t been revealed yet. While those in North America, the expected price for the 2019 Ford Raptor is around $40.000.
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