The arrival of the new-generation Ranger Raptor has seen the high-performance ute take a big step up in performance and go up $6100 in price
Full pricing and specs were released today for the 2022 Ford Ranger Raptor, which picks up a new design and a far more powerful petrol engine than its diesel-fed predecessor.
Priced at $85,490 before on-road costs, the T6.2 Ranger Raptor is $6100 more expensive than the outgoing Ranger Raptor X diesel. The new Raptor will be released in Australia in July this year, costing $15,300 more than a diesel V6 Ranger Wildtrak.
While the Raptor leaps in price, so too does the performance on offer. The T6.2 Raptor is armed with a 3.0-litre twin-turbo-petrol V6 engine producing 292kW of power and 583Nm of torque, offering a 138kW/83Nm increase over the previous generation.
Ford has paired the new petrol powertrain to a revised 10-speed automatic transmission and a full-time four-wheel-drive system, meaning all four wheels can be engaged while on the tarmac.
Other key upgrades include 2.5-inch Fox shocks with adaptive damping, a variable exhaust, and an anti-lag system to keep the engine spooled up.
Buyers also net a Matrix LED headlights and other modern convenience features like a huge 12.0-inch centre touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a wireless phone charger and a Bang and Olufsen sound system
Raptor buyers can upgrade their ute with 17-inch beadlock capable alloy wheels complete with a matching spare for an additional $2,000. The upgrade is designed to keep the BF Goodrich All-Terrain KO2 tyres locked onto the rim during serious off-roading.
As per tradition, Ford also offered a sticker pack for an additional $500 which should really drive home the extroverted flair with the Raptor name adorned on the bed.
Premium paint is a $675 extra across the Ranger line-up, with the high-performance ute available with the ‘Code Orange’ colour pictured below.
The available accessory line-up will expand greatly in the future with Ford Australia confirming that hundreds of extras will be available for the Ranger and Everest line-ups, including those designed and produced by ARB.
All prices listed are before on-road costs.
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