Ford Ranger Raptor 2018 – is this the car for you?

Ford Australia has announced the Ford Ranger Raptor 2018 pricing and specs which will be hitting showrooms in the fourth quarter of this year.
The Ranger Raptor will be priced from $74,990 before any on-road costs, attracting a $13,200 premium over the automatic Ranger Wildtrak. Ford’s Ranger Raptor is in response to an increased demand for a performance pick up – so it will be interesting to see how this one performs in a new and growing market place.
The Ranger Raptor will only be offered in a single specification locally, a 2.0-litre ‘EcoBlue’ twin-turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine that produces 157kW of power and 500Nm of torque.
The Raptor will be distinguished by its Ford block-letter front grille, HID headlights, LED daytime running lights and 33-inch BF Goodrich all-terrain tyres – to name just a few.
Standard features to the Ranger Raptor will include keyless entry and start, a power tailgate lock, an 8.0-inch Sync3 touchscreen multimedia system, satellite navigation and leather-trimmed front bucket with eight-way power adjustment.
What is exciting, is that with the regular Ranger variants before the Raptor, the Ranger Raptor has also been partly designed and engineered by Australians – with extensive local testing at Ford Australia’s You Yangs proving ground.
Ford Ranger 2018 pricing (plus on-road costs)
Ford Ranger XL 2.2 (4x2) - $27,390
Ford Ranger XL 2.2 Hi-Rider (4x2) - $30,890
Ford Ranger XL 2.2 (4x4) - $38,790
Ford Ranger XL 3.2 (4x4) - $41,290
Ford Ranger XLS 2.2 (4x4) - $45,590
Ford Ranger FX4 SPECIAL EDITION - $61,115