Ford Ranger Raptor will finally arrive in America with the 2024 model. The Ford Ranger Raptor will be a midsize truck that is sure to shock the market with its powerful performance and off-road abilities. Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant confirmed spy photos of the Cactus Grey Ranger Raptor back in January. Its arrival in the United States is imminent, with a launch soon.
To further excite our imaginations, the Ranger Raptor will be available in a stunning Hot Pepper Red that is sure to turn some heads. This is one out of four exclusive Ranger Raptor colors, including Cactus Gray and Velocity Blue. Here’s what we currently know about the upcoming off-road monster. It will be a rival to the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro and the Chevy Colorado ZR2.
2024 Ford Ranger Raptor New Design
Ford Ranger Raptor 2024 has a sleek and aggressive design with striking styling elements, including a bold grille and flared wheel arches. Matrix LED headlights are also included to improve visibility in low-light conditions. The Hot Pepper Red option (as shown in the video by All Terrain Nation above) elevates the Ranger Raptor to a new level.
This fiery color perfectly complements the bold design of this midsize pickup truck. Black accents such as the Raptor front grille and large Ford logo along with side mirror caps and fender flares make it a real show-stopper.
The Interior of the new Ranger Raptor is similar to the global model. It features bright Code Orange accents and a Raptor-style steering wheel, sport seats embossed with “RAPTOR”, aluminum pedals, and carbon fiber trim in the dash. The truck is also equipped with a 12.0-inch touchscreen and a digital instrument cluster measuring 12.4 inches.
According to Auto Plus the U.S. Ranger Raptor is likely to have a sliding rear window. This is one of the few differences that separate the U.S. model from the global version, along with the high-mounted brake lights, the backup camera, and reflectors in the front fender flairs.
Engine & Specs
The upcoming Ranger Raptor is expected to be equipped with a powerful, twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine, a 10-speed transmission, and four-wheel drive. This engine produces 392 horsepower in Australia and 430 pounds-feet in Europe. We believe the U.S. version will surpass these versions, and match or exceed the Bronco’s 418 horsepower and torque of 440 pound feet.
The 2024 Ranger Raptor will also have two-speed transmission, terrain-selectable modes, and differential lockers at the front and rear for improved off-road performance. The chassis for the Ranger Raptor will likely be strengthened with reinforced suspension mounts, and additional frame bracing in critical areas. The suspension system is likely to consist of an aluminum control arm up front, live axles with Watt’s links in the back, and Fox 2.5″ Live Valve internal by-pass shocks which adjust damping in real-time.
You can expect the Ranger Raptor to have impressive off-road credentials, including high approach and departure angles, generous break-over angles, and ample clearance to allow it to easily wade through water and tow large loads. Beadlock tires and BF Goodrich KO off-road rubber will enhance the vehicle’s capability in rough terrain. Under the truck, there will be extensive skid plates to protect vital components against rocks and debris. The truck should be able to handle any terrain, thanks to its reinforced steel frame.
2024 Ford Ranger Raptor Release Date & Price
The Raptor will be available as a standalone trim or as part of a package that includes all the performance and aesthetic upgrades that are available for other Ranger trims. Ford has not yet announced a launch, but according to Ranger6G order banks will open for the 2024 Ranger in late May, while both models are expected to go into production at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in July. They are expected to reach dealerships in August or September of 2023 and be delivered to the first customers.
We don’t have a release date for the 2024 Ranger Raptor, but we do know that the price will be high. You can expect that the 2024 Ranger Raptor will be priced similarly to its rivals such as the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro (47,185), and the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison (48,295).