Big news from Motoring reports that the next generation 2018 Ford Ranger Raptor will make its world debut on February 7, 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. The new midsize off-roader is reported to use a turbo-diesel 2.0L four-cylinder engine for world markets, but it’s not yet clear if or when the Ranger Raptor will arrive on American shores and which engine options it will offer.
It surely make sense for the Ranger Raptor to be sold in the United States, as the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro and Chevy Colorado ZR2 are expanding the off-road capabilities of midsize trucks. The Jeep Wrangler based pickup (aka. new Scrambler) will also make this interesting.
Ford has already announced that the new Ford Ranger is coming to the United States in 2019, and the truck is rumored to be revealed at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) next month. We should learn many more details about the next generation Ranger very soon.
Here is a Ranger Raptor promotion video from Ford South Africa.
Here is more street-worthy Ford Ranger truck prototype testing in Colorado.