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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-11-2019, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
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Ranger Raptor coming to U.S by 2022

As expected it looks like NA will be getting their hands on the Ranger Raptor, just not any time soon. This should give them plenty of time to develop a capable powertrain aside from the current 2.0l turbo diesel. https://www.motortrend.com/news/ford...t-look-review/
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-11-2019, 05:43 PM
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Glad to know this is officially happening. Nissan seems to be putting in a lot of effort into the new Frontier, this segment is heating up fast.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-12-2019, 10:40 AM
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There were never any doubts that it would eventually make its way stateside. This just isn't a market that they can afford to ignore. They probably wanted to make sure they could contend with the pricing found on the ZR2.
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There were never any doubts that it would eventually make its way stateside. This just isn't a market that they can afford to ignore. They probably wanted to make sure they could contend with the pricing found on the ZR2.
Ford has left their customer base out in the cold for too long, along with other domestic car makers. GM has done it too, giving Euro and Asian markets vehicles we want.
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There is no guarantee that the RR will be a success in NA, especially with its current powertrain and pricing. Makes more sense to spend just a bit more money and get the full size F150 variant.
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That can be said for most vehicles but the difference here is Ford's taking a calculated risk.
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Driveability is something that the F150 Raptor lacks though, and in places like the UK it's wildly impractical to drive. I think there might be more interest in a smaller option, even if it less hp per dollar.
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Driveability is something that the F150 Raptor lacks though, and in places like the UK it's wildly impractical to drive. I think there might be more interest in a smaller option, even if it less hp per dollar.
You'd be surprised to find that enthusiasts will put up with its poorer ride quality in the city.

The same goes for people that drive cars more geared for the track on local roads that also struggle to get up simple inclines and declines, yet they put up with it.
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The UK was never the intended target market for the F150 Raptor and it stands for a low portion of its current sales. If you were to put the new Ranger side by side with the F150, I think you'd be surprised at just how much larger its become.
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