We knew it was coming, but now it’s official. Ford has revealed the 2019 Ranger Raptor…for global markets. Yes, for now this badass truck is only for certain Asia Pacific markets, but it will likely find its way to the U.S. at some point.
The F-150 Raptor needed a little brother, which is exactly what it got. The Ranger Raptor quite literally looks like a mini-me of the larger Raptor. What’s most interesting about this Raptor is what rests underneath the bulging fender flares and big FORD grille.
Ford has fitted this little truck with Fox Racing Shox dampers, dent-resistant composite fenders and other off-road goodies.
Sending power to this climber will be a new twin-turbocharged (yes, there’s two) 2.0-liter inline-four diesel. This beastly little engine will churn out 210 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. This power will funnel through Ford’s new 10-speed automatic transmission, while the combination will have various all-terrain modes to modify behavior for specific conditions.
While this truck is debuting in Thailand for Asian markets today, Ford has already confirmed there will be additional news on the Ranger Raptor in the future. This is likely code for a North American version of the truck, but it’s anyone’s guess as to when that announcement will be.