Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-01-2018, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 270
Testing the Ranger Raptor

Drive.com.au decided they wanted to test the performance capabilities of the new Ranger Raptor and posted up the results of their drive test. They did criticize the motor for not being a true performance engine, and found that is not quite as efficient as Ford outlines. Overall however, they found it's not just a one trick pony and that its more than capable of handling any punishment you throw its way.
Darion is offline  
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-05-2018, 09:09 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 286
I think the only time I've seen mention of the engine falling a little short is at higher freeway speeds. It seems to have plenty of power on the low end, and we aren't likely to see the bi turbo diesel in NA anyways.
Caine is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-06-2018, 08:59 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 98
The vast majority of owners are never going to take their Raptor off road. And there is a good chance that when Ford puts an Ecoboost engine in it, that it'll come with a little extra power as well. Slowly but surely availability is opening up.
Texx is offline  
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-07-2018, 08:58 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 286
Not sure why NA is one of the last regions to get confirmation of the Raptor. You'd think with how successful the F150 Raptor has been here, that it would be almost guaranteed.
Caine is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-07-2018, 02:16 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 324
Quote:
Originally Posted by Caine View Post
Not sure why NA is one of the last regions to get confirmation of the Raptor. You'd think with how successful the F150 Raptor has been here, that it would be almost guaranteed.
North America is a Ford strong hold, they won't have an issue selling the the Ranger here. The rest of the world needs convincing. The 26.82 percent increase in sales mentioned below is a good example:


Quote:
Sales for the month were 34,901 units up 26.82 percent from same month last year. The Toyota Tacoma continues to lead the segment increasing its market share by 2.4 points to 47.8 percent over year ending 2017. Frankly, that was not a surprise as the Tacoma lineup is that strong from comfortable daily-driver models to capable off-roaders and serious rock crawlers.
FoMoCoFan is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-10-2018, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 270
The Ranger is the best selling pickup in Australia, so that rationalization doesn't make a whole lot of sense. And honestly with the recent price hikes we're seeing on the new TRD Pro Toyota trucks, I feel like people are going to start looking at alternatives.
Darion is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-13-2018, 07:24 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 324
Reliability is a big one and its why people buy Toyota. Its largely understood that with Toyota, regardless of the model, you have to pay more.
Rarely have I come across someone that regretted buying a Toyota and when they do its because they actually didn't want a Toyota in the first place.
FoMoCoFan is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-14-2018, 08:58 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 286
I would like to see Toyota refresh their truck line similar to what they've done with the Corolla and Camry. While I do like the performance improvements they've done with the new TRD Pro lineup, I feel like they are held back by stagnant designs.
Caine is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-14-2018, 04:56 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 324
So far it seems Toyota is sticking to the current design quite a bit moving forward and i'm not a fan. IMO they need an entire redesign.
However, if sales numbers suggest the current model meets buyer needs and moves in adequate volume, then its best not to mess with a good recipe.
FoMoCoFan is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-18-2018, 08:57 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 98
I wouldn't expect any serious changes across Toyota's lineup, as they have always prioritized substance over style. You're buying into the brand for unparalleled reliability and fantastic resale value. But that comes at a price, as seen with the Tacoma and Tundra.
Texx is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ranger Raptor priced in UK Darion 2019+ Ford Ranger Pricing, Dealers, Purchasing and Orders 8 07-19-2018 08:59 AM
Fight glimpse of LHD Ranger Raptor Caine 2019+ Ford Ranger Photos & Videos 6 07-13-2018 09:06 AM
Ranger Raptor Official Price and Specs at BIM Darion 2019+ Ford Ranger Pricing, Dealers, Purchasing and Orders 16 05-15-2018 09:09 AM
Ranger Raptor Spied!! Roamer 2019+ Ford Ranger Photos & Videos 33 04-05-2018 09:05 AM
2019 Ranger Facts So Far Administrator 2019+ Ford Ranger News 9 02-12-2018 09:24 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome