Tinashe Makichi Motoring
Global vehicle manufacturer, Ford Motor Company, last week announced that the hugely popular Ford Ranger truck will be available in an off-road performance variant for the first time.
The purpose-built, desert racing inspired truck joins the Ford performance family as the new “Ford Ranger Raptor.” The Ranger Raptor will be coming to Sub-Saharan Africa with further information to be revealed in due course.
Designed and engineered to deliver an adrenaline pumping experience, Ford Ranger Raptor sports a head-turning exterior look that exudes toughness as well as a level of capability and off-road performance never before seen in the mid-size truck segment.
Sharing the same nomenclature as the F-150 Raptor, the world’s most extreme production truck, Ranger Raptor is in a class of its own among mid-size off-road performance vehicles.
Building on the success of the class leading Ford Ranger, one of the best-selling trucks in a number of markets, Ranger Raptor brings the thrilling off-road performance capabilities of the ‘Raptor’ to the Ranger for the first time ever.
With its bold appearance and extreme, off-road performance features, Ranger Raptor represents a new and distinctive breed of truck.
“Combining the Raptor’s advanced off-road capabilities with the versatility of the Ranger is a significant accomplishment for Ford’s world-class engineering and design teams,” said Jamal Hameedi, chief engineer for Ford Performance.
Ranger Raptor joins F-150 Raptor to extend the globally renowned Ford Performance DNA, complementing the on-road high performance line-up of Ford GT, Mustang, Focus RS, Focus ST and Fiesta ST.
“We are confirming that Ford Ranger Raptor, a high performance variant of the Ford Ranger mid-sized pickup truck will be coming to Sub-Saharan Africa. Further information will be revealed in due course said Ford Motor Corporation.
Raptor is a nomenclature for Ford high-performance off-road trucks. The F-150 Raptor is respected as the world’s most extreme mass production truck.
Ford Ranger Raptor will live up to the Raptor name, carrying the same DNA as other Ford Performance vehicles. The vehicle comes with exclusive features targeted to deliver the ultimate performance experience for off-road users.
Ford Ranger Raptor is the ultimate expression of Ford Ranger. Ford is introducing the Ford Raptor because truck customers are increasingly using their vehicle for both work and recreational purposes, including off-road drives.
With Ford’s engineering experience in building tough trucks as well as global engineering expertise in performance vehicles, the motor company saw an opportunity to offer an extremely capable truck that enhances the off-road experience. Ranger Raptor is the result of this vision.
Ford Ranger Raptor will be available in a number of markets. Sub-Saharan Africa markets will be getting the Ranger Raptor and further information will be revealed in due course.
The motor company will be revealing the price of the vehicle as it get closer to the launch. Developed with the Ford Performance DNA, Ranger Raptor will come with exclusive features targeted to deliver the ultimate performance truck for off-road users.
Ford Ranger Raptor will live up to the globally renowned Ford Performance DNA with unique design and capability for high-speed off-roading.
Ford Performance line up in different countries includes Ford GT super car, Ford Mustang, Focus RS, Focus ST, Fiesta ST and F-150 Raptor.
Duly’s Motors is the authorised local dealer for Ford vehicles in the country.