Ford Motor Company is planning a version of the Raptor performance for the upcoming Ranger midrange pickup.
Recently, a new Ford Ranger camouflage cover was discovered while running tests in Dearborn, Mich. The new images show a clearer view of the Ranger Raptor, a significantly stronger style than a standard Ranger. The experimental car impresses with the enlarged, larger fender, which is also indicative of an F-150 Raptor.
Although it is currently unclear what Ford will equip with the Ranger engine, it may include the EcoBoost 2.7 powertrain currently used on the F-150. The new Ranger engine is expected to be paired with the new 10-speed gearbox of the American automaker which will be used by Ford in the brand’s lineup.
In a statement, Ford says that the company does not currently have any comments on its future product or camouflage cars being snapped by photographers. At the Detroit show in January this year, Ford announced plans for the Ranger recovery, with a 2019 production version starting late next year at the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Mich. After appearing on the market, the 2019 Ranger will compete with Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon and Toyota Tacoma.
Ford has officially sold the Ranger in the US market since 2012, and so far this model is still being built and sold globally.