Ford is ready to take its wild side to another level with the upcoming release of 2017 Ford Raptor. Having made its mark long ago, the original Raptor served as a benchmark in the off-road trucking arena in a lot of new and innovative ways. Ford will be looking forward to expanding their hold on this segment by releasing this beast of a vehicle to conquer the untamed lands with unforgiving power and uncompromising attitude. Weighing 500 pounds lighter than before, the body of this truck will be built with military grade aluminium and will power through the terrains with its enhanced engine configuration.
2017 Ford Raptor: Redesign Exterior and Interior
The core structure of 2017 Ford Raptor is being built with high-strength steel that gives this car that extra durability required to tread through adverse weather and natural conditions. The styling cue that made the original Raptor standout has been carried over to this model for most parts. It does, however, have a bolder grille design with black being the dominant colour. The proud ‘FORD’ emblem sits mighty on the grille and is covered with their trademark Blue Oval colours. Both of its front and rear lamps are equipped with LED that will penetrate through the most pitch black light conditions.
Even though not much details are available about the truck’s interior, we expect it to carry forward some of its old features and modify them to suit the current market demands. Expect leather-wrapped seats, redesigned seating arrangements, more head and leg room along with additional space for cargo.
2017 Ford Raptor: Engine Specs
If there is one aspect that we cannot expect Ford to compromise, then it would be on its under the hood features. The 2017 Ford Raptor comes powered by a capable 3.5 litre EcoBoost V6 engine that produces more power than the currently available 411 hp producing engine. Due to the vehicles lighter weight, this new engine should be able to power it through most of the rough terrains and will exceptional level of handling. The new engine will be paired with a 10-speed auto transmission, which will provide better fuel efficiency than before.
This mini monster will be available on four-wheel drive and torque on-demand transfer case. There will be a more useful driver-assist technology, now termed as Terrain Management System. It will allow the user to switch between different driving modes that are best accustomed to the type of road that the car is going through. This truck will ride tall with 17 inch wheels that are wider as well, thus allowing for superior grip on roads and better handling.
2017 Ford Raptor: Release Date, Price, Competitors
2017 Ford Raptor will be priced according to its competitors and could range between $ 40 000 and $ 46 000. Expect this truck to become available on sale by the end of the year 2016. Competition will be stiff in the market as 2-2017 Ford Raptor will go head-to-head with other cars like Toyota Tundra and Dodge Ram Power Wagon. From what we have seen so far, it would be no short of clash of the titans when this beast in finally released.