The forthcoming 2022 Ford Ranger Raptor is less than a year away. This off-road high-performance pickup truck will arrive later in 2021, and early news is more than promising. Reportedly, the Raptor variant will hit the roads with an EcoBoost engine, which means the rumored Coyote V8 engine won’t happen at all. However, Ford will deliver more than enough power, so we expect great performances.
Diesel is unlikely to happen, but we’ll get to that later. The 2022 Ranger Raptor will introduce hot styling, which should represent a brand’s new design language. The customers should expect a lot of sporty cues, aggressive looks, and a very modern interior. Ford is looking to improve every category, so here’s everything you need to know about the new Raptor model.
2022 Ranger Raptor Redesign
From what we know, this is going to be the next-gen model. Thanks to that, the new 2022 Ford Ranger Raptor will wear a new design. Moreover, it is an example of how the future Blue Oval’s vehicles could look like. On the other hand, these are just rendering images, so nothing is official yet. Anyway, a new model will look very sporty and definitely more aggressive than the outgoing model. First impressions are very positive, which is good.
The new front fascia will simply dominate this new look, with a more rugged approach. Moreover, new c-shaped LED headlights are in the offer as well. We like how the new 2022 Ranger Raptor doesn’t look so futuristic. Instead, this pickup truck will keep its traditional shape. The rear section hosts new taillamps, and the bed will gain more accessories. Similar cues can be found on the upcoming Bronco SUV.
The interior of the 2022 Ford Ranger Raptor will introduce some drastic changes and upgrades. For a start, Blue Oval will introduce new upholstery. Moreover, new seats are more supportive, so the comfort will be better than ever before. As with any other Raptor, we expect to see beautiful contrast stitching, a new steering wheel, and much more.
The goal is not only to make the cabin more sporty but also more modern. Thanks to that, the dashboard will be modernized, a larger display is reportedly about to happen, and a new infotainment system is in the works. Overall, Raptor will be more premium than its predecessor. Lastly, this pickup truck will get more driver-assistance and some other systems, such as stability control or roll mitigation.
New EcoBoost Engine
In Australia, the new 2022 Ford Ranger Raptor will surely gain a new powertrain option. However, the rumored Coyote V8 engine is not happening, unfortunately. Instead, a 2.7-liter EcoBoost seems to be the most likely candidate. This engine can produce up to 330 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. This is more than enough for the Raptor version to deliver outstanding performances.
A new engine will become available in the United States for sure. On the other hand, a 3.0-liter turbodiesel will be available in Australia exclusively. That means the US-spec Ranger Raptor will arrive without a diesel powertrain option.
2022 Ford Ranger Raptor Release Date, Price
As we said, the 2022 Ford Ranger Raptor will hit the markets at some point during 2021. Most likely, the new-gen Ranger Raptor will arrive after the summer. Ford prepares a lot of upgrades, but Blue Oval is yet to announce all of them. The price will slightly increase, so a new model will cost around $47,000.