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Darion 09-01-2018 11:40 AM

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.

Caine 09-05-2018 08:09 AM

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.

Texx 09-06-2018 07:59 AM

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.

Caine 09-07-2018 07:58 AM

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.

FoMoCoFan 09-07-2018 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Caine (Post 1485)
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:


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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.

Darion 09-10-2018 07:57 AM

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.

FoMoCoFan 09-13-2018 06:24 PM

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.

Caine 09-14-2018 07:58 AM

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.

FoMoCoFan 09-14-2018 03:56 PM

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.

Texx 09-18-2018 07:57 AM

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.


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