Spied: 2022 Ford Ranger Raptor?

Ranger Raptor 1 II

With the coming 2019 Ford Ranger getting ready to jump back into the market, rumors have been swirling for some time about if Ford would leverage its F-150 Raptor styling and capability into the smaller 4x4 pickup truck arena, especially now that Chevrolet just brought back its own highly capable Colorado ZR2. Our spy shooters are guessing that this new, heavily camouflaged Ford mid-size pickup is more than just another FX4 package. Here's what they sent us:

"This is proof that the Ford Ranger Raptor is destined to become reality and isn't just Nessie-like folklore. Caught testing on Ford's Dearborn test track in Michigan, these photos give us our first look at what we believe to be the Ranger Raptor.

"The Ranger will return to the U.S. after a 10-year absence in 2019 as a mid-size pickup to compete with the likes of the Chevy Colorado ZR2 and the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro. To rival those trucks' off-road-ready variants, a toughened-up version of the new Ranger may adopt the Raptor nameplate from the F-150.

"This prototype features an aggressive front end compared to other 2019 Ranger prototypes we've seen, in keeping with the F-150 Raptor's modified fender styling. Other changes are likely to revolve around shocks, tires, an increased ride height and a more powerful engine. The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 may be detuned for the Ranger, or it may use a version of the smaller 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 also found in the F-150. The Ranger Raptor is likely to be mated to the new 10-speed automatic co-developed with GM.

"Expect to see a Ranger Raptor sometime well after the standard models appear for the 2020 model year."

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Comments

I'm curious if this new body for the Ranger will be for the US market only, or if it will be applied to the Global Ranger?

Also, did the spy photographers get close enough to see if there will be a Turbo Diesel exhaust system on the test vehicle??

I'm a Ford man and owned a 2000 Ranger until a neighbor came home one day and totaled it. I loved my little Ranger. Too bad the new Ranger will be just another so called Mid-size truck!

Wow.... barely news any more. This topic and photos have been all over the web for days now.

2022 model year??? This truck looks pretty far along in the design/testing process. I'd be willing to bet it's on the market at the end of 2019 as a 2020 model. Ford won't wait that long to bring this to market. They're already behind the market trend for new mid-size trucks.

With the success of the F-150 Raptor, I'm sure a smaller version at a lower price point will make it an even better money maker for Ford. Not to mention the smaller size would make it better adapted for off-road trails and rock crawling than its bigger desert running brother.

More competition with the Chevy ZR2 and Tacoma TRD Pro isn't a bad thing, it will only raise the bar and give us the consumer better quality trucks at more competitive prices.

I welcome this new halo Ranger, but will shoot for something a bit more practical at a lower price point. I'm pretty sure there will be a new Ranger in my garage in the fall of 2019. Until then, my '02 F-150 Lariat SuperCrew will be fine.

This would be terrific with the 400 HP 3.5 from the new Navigator.

Uh-oh, look out competition

So, they have delayed the Ranger until 2020 now? It was first announced it would be be out in 2018 and Bronco in 2019? Now delayed 2 years more?
The Colorado/Canyon went thru the same ordeal/delay an a lot of people (including me) in the mean time bought something else and still driving them.

Hopefully when they bring out the mid-raptor it will have better steering and come with turn signals, that the full size Raptor seems to not have. Idiot in front of me kept changing lanes with no signals, then made a left turn and ended up in the right lane, then latter changed into the left lane, figure it could not turn tight enough to stay in the lane it was in during the turn..

A standard SR Tacoma 4x4 would out perform this Thailand made Ford any day!

A standard SR Tacoma 4x4 would outperform this Thailand produced Ford...

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I would not think a Ranger/Raptor would have running boards.

Awesome!!! Can't wait for the Bronco.

Too late to the show.

@dave, re-read the article.....

@gms, I would be worried too if I were you and GM, great point.

@dave, re-read the article.....

@gms, I would be worried too if I were you and GM, great point.

Look at how high it is in the back. Why is Ford attempting to chase after the ZR2?

Too late to the show.


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Jun 28, 2017 10:22:48 AM

What show? Ford is the SHOW.

HAHAHAHHAHAHA, I can't wait for the shootout, then we can also add the Ranger sales, wait....nah, I don't need to stoop that low.

Frank and his various Ford buddies are experiencing definite mid size envy over Ford's lack of a player in the segment.

Worse, Ford's marketing folks are already talking about 2022 year product when they don't even have a player in the mid size market yet. Kind of pathetic.

I'm kind of pathetic.


Posted by: papajim | Jun 28, 2017 10:50:01 AM


Thanks. Have a nice day.

@papajim,

That's pure envy talk there, so stop it, you're a grown man.

V6, unlikely.
Think about the turbo 2.3 I4 from the Focus RS. 350hp no problem.

Sweet!!!

HAHAHAHHAHAHA, I can't wait for the shootout,

Posted by: Frank | Jun 28, 2017 10:30:56 AM

What year will the shoot out be ???? HAHAHAHHAHAHA!


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Oh and the writer who took the photos need to do some research before writing... "The Ranger will return to the U.S. after a 10-year absence in 2019 as a mid-size pickup to compete with the likes of the Chevy Colorado ZR2 and the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro."

The last Ranger drove off the assembly line on Dec. 22nd, 2011. The new Ranger is expected to be available late 2018 as a 2019 model. That's a 7 year absents in the NA market, not 10.

The F-150 Raptor showed up in 2010, a year after 12th gen F-150 hit the market. So the all new Ranger for NA hits the market as a 2019 (in late 2018) , I'd guess the halo Ranger (whatever its called) would be a 2020 model sometime in 2019?

Can't wait to see and test drive one of these.

HAHAHAHHAHAHA, I can't wait for the shootout,

Posted by: Frank | Jun 28, 2017 10:30:56 AM

What year will the shoot out be ???? HAHAHAHHAHAHA!

Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Jun 28, 2017 1:18:00 PM

I'll put it to you this way, GM already has a head-start, so we'll see the Ranger come from behind and eat GM's lunch while stealing the ZR2's thunder.

MARK MY WORDS LIKE I MARKED THEM WHEN FORD OUTSOLD ALL OF GM JUNK TRUCKS!!!

Yawn, looks weak and its made by Ford. So you'll know it will be pure garbage, if they ever do build it.

In response to Brian in NC:

Don't expect much lower price points then the bigger F-150. In fact, I expect many configurations to be higher then many F-150's. If it proves to be as popular as the Colorado, I expect many of these trucks will be padded up (loaded) with little discounts if any. Especially in the first few years. This was the reason that Ford thought there was no mid size market. They felt it would only cannibalize F-150 sales. I actually talked to a higher up in marketing at Ford years back telling me I was wrong that there is a market for this kind of truck. I told him Chevy will eat you guys alive. 2 years later I was right. The Colorado is at full capacity with 24X7 assembly. It ended up being a hot cake for GM and Ford finally got their heads out of you know what. If you look at price points, it makes no sense to buy this over the larger size. To give you an idea the Ranger XLT in Australia is well over 40 thousand in USD with the 3.2 turbo diesel. I personally bought a 2014 XLT with same motor in the Fiji Islands for 86000 FJD (about 43 thousand in USD). These things ain't cheap. But consumers like this form factor and Ford was wrong. They should actually do a real feasibility study next time and ask people what they want instead of listening to their own marketing hype.

For those that want the compact size truck its not going to happen. Margins are not big enough and with modern engines the MPG advantage is slim at best. Plus with cheap oil it's just not going to happen. But I'd love something like the Nissan Navara that is smaller yet bigger then then old ranger. Somebody might make a compact truck but it won't come from the big three. I see that coming from Korea etc.. but it would have to be built here because of the chicken tax. But word is that tax might be scaled back. If so, we might see reworked overseas models hit our shores again and I welcome that possibility.

I'll put it to you this way, GM already has a head-start, so we'll see the Ranger come from behind and eat GM's lunch while stealing the ZR2's thunder.

MARK MY WORDS LIKE I MARKED THEM WHEN FORD OUTSOLD ALL OF GM JUNK TRUCKS!!!

Posted by: Frank | Jun 28, 2017 1:42:58 PM

That's yet to be determined just like what year this shootout will happen. HAHAHAHA! Ford chasing after GM again. HAHAHAHA!

@ GMSRGREAT

Good luck persuading Frank of anything complex. I've seen enough of his comments on PUTC over the last several years to be very confident of that.

Good luck persuading Frank of anything complex. I've seen enough of his comments on PUTC over the last several years to be very confident of that.


Posted by: papajim | Jun 28, 2017 4:17:03 PM

And we know how senile you've been getting throughout the years, dude, they have something for you old people.

That's yet to be determined just like what year this shootout will happen. HAHAHAHA! Ford chasing after GM again. HAHAHAHA!


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Jun 28, 2017 4:03:09 PM


Ford outsells GM Trucks, I've been wrong, you've been stvpid!

Nitro, on your advise I did re-read the article,and I stand on what I posted . here is what the article says

""Expect to see a Ranger Raptor sometime well after the standard models appear for the 2020 model year.""

Awesome!!! Can't wait for the Bronco.
Posted by: Frank | Jun 28, 2017 9:46:14 AM


The Bronco isn't going to have a solid front axle. It'll be an epic failure and a disappointment to everyone. Especially because Ford will refuse to offer a V8 but will instead force their overboosted, gas guzzling, timing chain eating ecojunk as the only engine. Ford is trying to kill off gas V8's.

cannibalize some F 150's sales

@Nitro
I'm so sorry you have keep defending Ford. LOL
It'll be years before this pyle of crap is on the roads. This is from a company that put all thier eggs in one basket (f150). Now they are so far behind the competion. 2022what a joke.

And we know how senile you've been getting...Posted by: Frank

@Frank

I have more brains in my sh*t than you have in your whole bleeping family. Not a fair match, Frank.

And we know how senile you've been getting...Posted by: Frank

@Frank

I have more brains in my sh*t than you have in your whole bleeping family. Not a fair match, Frank.

Too bad the new Ranger will be just another so called Mid-size truck!
Posted by: Jerry Hightower | Jun 28, 2017 8:15:33 AM

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Agree and it is a porker @4300lbs curb weight - Roughly the same as 2001 F150 Sport yet the bed is not large enough to carry a riding mower. Lazy Boy recliner yes but my Yaris will do that.
I hope the N American buyers get wise to this mid-size party and stop being the guests. Mid size days are already over.

@Fijisun

The Navarra is just another midsize .The smaller truck is the NP300 @2800lbs curb weight with 370Z type transmission. The first company to bring a pickup like that with a long rod ratio over square engine with an agressive intake cam, no VCT on exhaust side and low or no boost engine wins. Gas mileage and performance in one package. Click that URL

I predict the big 3 will offer front wheel drive unibody pickups when midsize sales goes away .

There's that NP300 url

BTW, Ford was talking true compact truck as late as 2013-

http://www.automotive.com/news/2014-ford-f-150-svt-raptor-special-edition-debuts-ford-sees-room-for-compact-pickup-133817/#ixzz34S9Y0AeJ

@Frank

I have more brains in my sh*t than you have in your whole bleeping family. Not a fair match, Frank.


Posted by: papajim | Jun 29, 2017 12:24:44 AM

For someone to say they are smarter than another is already showing inferiority. We're done here old man.

There has been reports on this vehicle floating around Australia since 2015.

There was an article around two weeks ago with one spotted in and around Melbourne. The Aussie's have been working on the "Ranger Raptor" for a couple of years now.

Some have suggested a Raptor 3.5 EB could be fitted. If that is the case it will be one hell of a pickup. This doesn't sound to gar out of place. The Falcon ute had a supercharged 5 litre Miami V8 "pickup".

I read the other day a LS3 6.2 has been fitted to a Colorado for trials. Maybe a Holden ute replacement?

With MB and the X Class (with hopefully an AMG version), VW dropping a 3 litre V6 diesel in the Amarok and Nissan's talk of bringing back it's 3 litre V6 diesel the global midsize market might start having some high powered (huge power increases).

The Aussie market will drive the high powered midsizers globally, especially since the demise and lack of supercharged Ford and Holden utes.

Maybe the US will get some of our stuff! That would be great.

Hey, guys, I'm back!

Hope to have some great debates.

By the looks of it, you need someone to counter papajim;-)

@Frank

Only trying to be fair.

@Frank

Only trying to be fair.


Posted by: papajim | Jun 29, 2017 9:53:42 AM

Not even close, you're a total id!0t, not sure why I waste my time on you, but just threw that last one out there.

@Frank,

sorry but my IQ has never tested under 125 and I've had tests that scored over 150 more than once. Not accurate to say idiot.

I fall short in any number of areas but you have to admit I understand the subject matter here on PUTC

You, sir, are the one who constantly entertains the rest of us with the HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHA crap, which is really funny and SOOO original. Oh yeah.

"I would not think a Ranger/Raptor would have running boards."
---- Posted by: Dave | Jun 28, 2017 9:44:44 AM

If it has to have running boards, it's sitting MUCH too high off the ground.

@Frank,

sorry but my IQ has never tested under 125 and I've had tests that scored over 150 more than once. Not accurate to say idiot.

I fall short in any number of areas but you have to admit I understand the subject matter here on PUTC

You, sir, are the one who constantly entertains the rest of us with the HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHA crap, which is really funny and SOOO original. Oh yeah.


Posted by: papajim | Jun 29, 2017 1:57:50 PM

IQ test does not reflect Intelligence, allow me to say this one more tim....You're an id!0t.

@Frank

I don't really know where to start. Your reply has misspellings, and overall, a complete lack of comprehension.

For the record, Frank: An IQ test is a measure of intelligence!

Some IQ tests are well known for being inaccurate. As far as taking an IQ test goes, don't waste your money. The methodology is very weak at the margins (high or low scores). The closer the subject is to the middle of the scoring range the more accurate---the farther to the edge of the range, the less accurate.

In your own case, the testers would be on completely new and unbroken ground.



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