The new one has arrived in Mexico 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor, with characteristics that make it an excellent off-road 4×4 based on the new generation of the popular midsize pickup. Although in this new proposal he has opted for a new V6 EcoBoost and promises better dynamic performance and more technological refinement.
Bodywork and interior of the Ford Ranger Raptor 2023 in Mexico
First, regarding the design, the C-shaped arches and headlights can be highlighted, in addition, the FORD letters on the grill and the division in the front defense add robustness.
The LED lights with daytime running lights have automatic activation of high beams, automatic on and off, as well as leveling that gives better visibility on the road.
The fenders have also been widened and cover the 17-inch high-performance off-road tires. Other appearance-enhancing elements include functional air vents, aerodynamic elements as well as strong, grippy cast aluminum side sills.
As for the interior, the sports seats inspired by fighter jets stand out, which increase comfort and provide more support in high-speed corners.
Orange “Code Orange” accents are appreciated on the instrument panel, trim, seats and ambient lighting. Plus, it sports a premium leather sports steering wheel with cast magnesium paddle shifters.
For technology fanatics, the cabin has a 12.4-inch digital panel and a 12-inch central touch screen with the SYNC 4 infotainment system, Ford’s latest generation that offers Applink and Wireless connection with Apple Car Play and Android Auto. It will also have a 10-speaker B&O sound system.
Ranger Raptor 4×4 powertrain
The pick up van High-performance has a 3.0 EcoBoost V6 engine under the hood capable of delivering 392 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. It features a compact graphite iron cylinder block that saves weight while providing strength and durability.
The engine would offer immediate response when accelerating and an anti-lag system, something that Ford Performance has ensured, technology that emerges from racing in the desert and that provides rapid power delivery on demand.
It is associated with a 10-speed automatic transmission and an electronically controlled active exhaust system that amplifies the sound of the engine in four driving modes: Quiet, Normal, Sport and Baja.
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The Ranger Raptor has off-road technology
With a unique chassis with a series of supports and reinforcements, exclusive frames in the fender, shock tower and rear shock mount, the new generation of the Raptor guarantees optimum performance.
It should be noted that the ability to tackle difficult terrain is enhanced by great protection at the bottom. The 2.3mm high-strength steel front skid plate is nearly twice the size of its predecessor. This plate, combined with the lower engine shield and transfer case shield, were designed to protect key components such as the radiator, steering system, engine and front differential when faced with challenging obstacles on the road.
Count with one advanced 4×4 drive system and Trail Control, which allows you to select a set speed below 20 mph (32 km/h) so the vehicle will manage its acceleration and braking while you focus on steering through rough terrain.
What is the price of the Ford Ranger Raptor 2023 4×4 in Mexico?
The new Ranger Raptor in Mexico is priced at no less than $1,268,000 pesos.
For now, Ford’s pickup truck has no direct rivals. The closest option would be Nissan Frontier V6 PRO-4X, with a lower price, performance and refinement. However, it is best to wait until the arrival of the next Chevrolet Colorado, which is speculated to offer a ZR2 version.