Ford Ranger Raptor Deputes With Serious Off-Road Cred, Diesel Power

New, 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor

Meet the Ford F-150 Raptor’s very capable younger brother — the Ford Ranger Raptor! Beefed up to handle much more extreme terrain than the regular Ranger, the performance-tuned pickup truck comes equipped with a torquey diesel engine as part of its arsenal of off-road features.

Revealed in Thailand at a media event for the Asia Pacific market, the little Raptor is much more rugged-looking and wider than the standard Ranger, borrowing many styling cues from the F-150 Raptor such as a larger grille with the large block FORD lettering. It boasts dent-resistant front bumpers, more than 11 inches of ground clearance, a 32.5-degree approach angle, 24-degree ramp-over angle, 24-degree departure angle, and bespoke all-terrain BF Goodrich 285/70 R17 tires.

The Ranger Raptor’s flared fenders are made from composite materials and can accommodate a long-travel suspension, while its modified rear bumper comes with an integrated tow bar and two recovery hooks.

Ford’s engineers also reinforced the frame, added Fox Racing Shox to better handle high-speed impacts, and gave the rear suspension coilovers and a solid axle with a Watt’s-link system.

In Asia, the Ford Ranger Raptor sources its power from a new 2.0-liter bi-turbo diesel engine that produces 211 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, mated to the same 10-speed automatic transmission found in the F-150 Raptor.

No word yet on whether it will be sold in North America and other world markets, so make sure to stay tuned to AutoTribute for future updates.

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