Production of Global 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor Begins in Thailand

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Ford has officially started production of the first 2019 Ranger Raptors at its Thailand manufacturing facility for the Asia-Pacific market. According to our New Zealand friends at Driven, the all-new trucks should be available to consumers in that region near the end of the year.

The new off-road monster is expensive, starting at $84,990 in New Zealand dollars or about $57,650 U.S. at current exchange rates. The new truck will be powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel engine mated to an all-new 10-speed transmission and it will have specially tuned Fox Racing shocks. Interestingly, and a significant departure from the 2019 Ford Ranger seen at the 2018 Detroit auto show, the downsized version of the rugged 4x4 will have a coil-link rear suspension and an upgraded Terrain Management System with six different traction mode settings. The 2019 Ford Ranger seen in Detroit, as well as the current Ranger Raptor, had conventional leaf springs.

The new Asia-Pacific 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor will come in five colors: Conquer Grey, Lightning Blue, Race Red, Shadow Black and Frozen White. It was built under the direction of former Ford Performance chief engineer Jamal Hameedi, who also created the first-generation Ford F-150 Raptor.

The new Ranger Raptor will compete with the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro and Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, neither of which are sold in the Asia-Pacific market for now. However, if the Ranger Raptor comes to the U.S., who knows what kind of three-way head-to-head off-road mayhem might happen? For now, we can only dream.

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Comments

I've already placed an order with local dealer to replace my current '15 Wildtrak Ranger...they hope to have 1st orders arrive before X-mas...this will be my gift...can't wait!!

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The new off-road monster is expensive, starting at $84,990 in New Zealand dollars or about $57,650 U.S

You meant "the new off-road unicorn"........riiiight?

Nice 👍!!!!

@Lionel,

That is awesome. Let us know.....well let me know how you like the Ranger.

I am still on the fence if I want one or not.
I love my F-150 Eco-Boost sooo much it would be hard for me to give it up!
I just changed the oil using Castrol Magnetic, reset my dash MPG counter and now I'm getting 31 MPG,,, I know, I know, I KNOW! the dash counter isn't that accurate and I can't judge that quick of an increase of gas mileage just because I switched brands of oil.

.......but many times when I reset my dash MPG counter in the past it never-never-NEVER went THAT high before !

I will let you know after I fill my gas tank 3 or 4 times

Nick looking rig, i'd buy one if available here!

.......but many times when I reset my dash MPG counter in the past it never-never-NEVER went THAT high before !

I will let you know after I fill my gas tank 3 or 4 times
Posted by: Ecoboost Rules | Jul 18, 2018 2:44:02 PM

Guess you didn't know.....put Ford Kool Aide in...MPG will go up another 9MPG easy. Jeeeze

@Frank; thanks - keep you posted;

Meanwhile my current '15 Wildtrak has being troubled free and a joy do-it-all truck with the family; in fact I hardly use my other vehicles now & has become my daily driver - I've compared to all other current competition offerings of global mid-sizers & it wins hands down (the VW Amarok was not bad though).

I'm certain the improved US version with more powerful power plants will definitely be a smash hit home run too...

looks like a Ford Taurus with fender flares...yuck.

Ford needs to stick a sweetened-up 2.3 twin turbo in this truck and introduce a diesel later if the sales (and customer feedback) justifies it. We'll see.

Who other than Lionel would pay over 57k for this bland looking thing.?
IMO. ZR2 or TRD would be much better choice.

@Mark Williams
Unfortunately the Ranger Raptor has attracted vast amounts of criticism about the choice of a 2 litre diesel instead of a 2.7/3.5 Ecoboost
Ranger Raptor is a question no one has asked in Aust/New Zealand or Asia Pacific Region.
Jamal Hameedi head of Ford US development, apologised saying that emphasis was placed on the engine not the overall concept
It would appear the the 2 litre diesel that is going to replace the 3.2 in the Transit it already has a lot more power and torque, is THE SAME engine they will use in a US variant Ranger Raptor rather than any Ecoboost. Hameedi torture tested the engine in the prototypes here and was impressed with it's response and economy.
Many people wished the " Ranger Company" as Ford is called here had developed a " XClass" type of Pickup rather than a Dune Jumper
It has attracted a lot of criticism. Fear here is Ford is going to downsize it diesels and not develop a more up market Ranger

this will be to expensive for wat his good for

HAHAHAHAH HAHAHAHAH HAHAHAHAHA

ANOTHER Ford recall for vehicles rolling away. HAHAHAHAH HAHAHAHA

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jensen/2018/07/18/ford-recalls-550000-vehicles-over-roll-away-danger/#a7bfec22f837

HAHAHAHAH HAHAHAHAH HAHAHAHAHA

ANOTHER Ford recall for vehicles rolling away. HAHAHAHAH HAHAHAHA

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jensen/2018/07/18/ford-recalls-550000-vehicles-over-roll-away-danger/#a7bfec22f837
Posted by: Chingon's ex-wife | Jul 18, 2018 7:07:38 PM


At least Ford is fixing it! They're making the stickers right now LOL.

See:
http://www.fordification.com/images/fairbury71/IMG_9498.jpg

fords are junk and recalled daily. Nothing new Chingon!

Also, I will never buy a Ford until they owe American taxpayers 11 billion dollars!

Now TNT, stop before I spank you in a rest area like last time!!

Who's my papa? Who's my papa?

Maybe I read & watch too much TV but the diesel issue for this track could be a time bomb. From what I understand a diesel is at home when it's working hard or on the highway for long runs. Many of the buyers of the Ranger will be using it for short runs and not major hauling or long road trips. The life of a diesel engine under those conditions is cut short even shorter than a conventional gas powered truck.If people start having engine problems after 50 to 60 thousand miles in their diesel it could get very uncomfortable for Ford.

Another Ford recall for vehicle roll away while in park. It may only be a sticker like before ,LOL , but at least Ford is acting on it this time before they produce 20 million copies.

My 2016 F-150 isn't effected by the roll-a-way recall cause I have a center console REAL FLOOR SHIFTER that's connected to the transmission by REAL METAL LINKAGE.

The dial shifter on the Ram is an electrical switch , fly by wire, like a dial on a worshing machine so when the electrical system fails such as a short curcuit or a dead battery it also fails.

The F-150 is the ONLY pickup that offers a center console floor shifter.
Makes me feel like a real man driving one, while driving I sometimes daydream that I am driving a big 18 wheeler with my center console gear shifter

My buddy wants to buy the first one when it comes out, he aint got no money though....if it came in Fords dark red I might buy one, have never owned a Ford

says six different traction modes
My ZR2 has several and I might forget one or two
2wd
awd
4wd-hi
4wd-lo
4wd-hi-lo-locking rear diff
4wd-hi-lo-locking front and rear diff
tow mode with trailer brake controller
take off traction control and I can smoke the tires...

Junk Ford that will never keep up with a ZR2!

Fire the front end designer please.

How does that even get approved?


Lot of haters for this Ranger i see. That hate will only increase as I'm sure Ford will have no trouble selling as many as they can build!!

Production of 2011 T6 Ranger for U.S.A. and Canada begins Fall 2018.

Too expensive by far. I like the idea of independent rear suspension but I'm not going to pay that much for ANY pickup truck, much less a supposed mid-sized truck that's only marginally smaller than a full-size.

@Vulpine
That is only some of the negative issues you hear about the Ranger. I suspect the 2 litre engine compete well against the other 2,litre Vans in Europe such as the Renault Master, and the VW Crafter

@Vulpine

A coil-link rear suspension doesn't have to be an IRS. Example, the RAM 1500 pickup (and the Chevy Avalanche if I remember correctly) have coil-link rear suspension.

An independent rear suspension in a pickup will be a maintenance hassle later on. Lots of bushings and moving parts to keep in spec and properly aligned.

@ papajim
Honda Ridgeline your favorite pickup truck has Independent Rear Suspension. People Tow and haul with them not to many problems as any other truck.

@ papajim
Honda Ridgeline your favorite pickup truck has Independent Rear Suspension. People Tow and haul with them not to many problems as any other truck.

First we had ONE CRAPTOR and now we have TWO CRAPTORS. Maybe the frame on the Ranger CRAPTOR will fold in half like the F150 CRAPTOR?! LOL It wouldn't surprise me!

LET IT BE WRITTEN...LET IT BE DONE!!

I forgot to mention this in my last post. The new CRAPTOR RANGER bears a striking resemblance to the TAURUS.
Maybe Ford should call it the FORD CRAPTOR TAURUS/RANGER??!!! LOL

This too shall be written and this too shall be DONE!!

Independent suspension is more moving parts, more alignment service costs, more bushings and pins. Like making a wristwatch. The standard leaf spring rear axle in pickups works fine. The IRS in the Ridgeline is just another reason I don't like it.

@papajim
But this is one of the reasons the Ridgeline has a smooth SUV type ride over conventional trucks. Also improves handling and traction.



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