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If it follows the F150 Raptor, it will come to dealers about a year after the regular version. It makes sense not to say anything about a US Ranger Raptor yet....let the regular Ranger get its share of press. Ford has a history of dripping out info slowly leading up to production.
 

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Did you post the right link or just not read it, because it clearly stated that Raptor Ranger would be a great fit for US, although stopping short of confirming it.
It will also get the 2.7L engine. That much I know for sure.
But not for a few years, NG T6 Global Ranger Raptor..;)
now an interesting post @ BON brings up the idea
that if a V6 won't fit...
......howzabout turning an existing 4cyl block into an INLINE-6?!?
:nerd: ...could be a big as 3.45L without enlarging the bore/stroke



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...depending what does or doesN'T happen for the Bronco;
I wonder if a fast/LUX/soft-roader could be a good/whitespace/idea?
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now an interesting post @ BON brings up the idea
that if a V6 won't fit...
......howzabout turning an existing 4cyl block into an INLINE-6?!?
:nerd: ...could be a big as 3.45L without enlarging the bore/stroke



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You have to remember that Wings confirmed that there is a Ranger with the 2.7 V6. So we will definitely be seeing that.
 

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How would a V6 not fit into that barge? They re-engineered the rear and of this so you'd think adding a V6 wouldn't be such a task.

And whoever it was that decided the Raptor name could do with a 2 litre has very little clue, especially when it's output is only just above the ballpark for this size truck.
They could have totally owned the situation and avoided criticism by using the Powerstroke V6.
 

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It's not a case of not physically fitting, it's just not been engineered to fit
because it was never needed and therefore, not likely on this product cycle.

Ford NA finally came on board wanting a Ranger and I bet that they asked
for it after the final MCE was done and locked in with no time to do a major
re-engineer of a product cycle in its last three years. The 2.3 EB was all they
could do and given the circumstance, not a shabby effort.

And by the way, the team would be working on next gen T6 Ranger at the moment
and probably just over a year into it. With the US now on board, you can bet that
next gen Ranger will be best in class bar none......

And the guy man-splaining the 2.0 diesel to Aussie fans is also the chief of Ford Performance
who delivered the current F150 raptor with Ecoboost V6. It looks like Australia has been rolled
into all the other Asian markets, no doubt to maximize sales across all global regions. He hasn't
realized that offering two engines (diesel and gas) for Raptor in Australia would reap a heck of
a lot more sales.


now an interesting post @ BON brings up the idea
that if a V6 won't fit...
......howzabout turning an existing 4cyl block into an INLINE-6?!?
:nerd: ...could be a big as 3.45L without enlarging the bore/stroke



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I'm sorry but an Inline 6 would be just too long and totally alter crash protection design.
 

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It fits but not engineered to take a V6?! I don’t think so. The Ranger Raptor was tested with various motors including the 2.7 litre V6 but in their wisdom they chose to go for a 2 little diesel. The reason for that would be more to do with certain Asian countries imposing taxes on anything above 2 litres, so it became a one size fits all.
 

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intro from C&G said:
Last week, Ford unveiled the Raptor Ranger. The bad news as we reported was the model wasn't going to come here, but a tweet from Ford's North America Product Communications manager gave some hope that possibly, a smaller Raptor could come...
Petrol engine likely for US Ranger Raptor
Drive.com.AU
- Alex Rae - 09 Feb 2018

...Development of the Ranger Raptor began three years ago with a substantial amount of work performed in Australia, where the Broadmeadows-based design team penned some of its lines, influenced from the F-150 version, and the engineering team performed extensive development at Ford’s You Yangs testing grounds.

Final vehicle testing also took place around Alice Springs as well as Borrego Springs in California.

Introducing the smaller Raptor to the States shouldn’t be a challenge with the Ranger line-up already available there, but it could be sometime until it joins the stable.

“We haven’t said anything about availability in the US, our first priority is to get a Raptor available to everyone on the planet earth. So Americans already have an F-150 Raptor, we’ve got to spread Raptors to the rest of the planet.”
 

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got this in a Ford email - note which %age is lowest




Just shows that people most likely to buy trucks are least likely to take polls!
 
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Petrol engine likely for US Ranger Raptor
Drive.com.AU
- Alex Rae - 09 Feb 2018

...Development of the Ranger Raptor began three years ago with a substantial amount of work performed in Australia, where the Broadmeadows-based design team penned some of its lines, influenced from the F-150 version, and the engineering team performed extensive development at Ford’s You Yangs testing grounds.

Final vehicle testing also took place around Alice Springs as well as Borrego Springs in California.

Introducing the smaller Raptor to the States shouldn’t be a challenge with the Ranger line-up already available there, but it could be sometime until it joins the stable.

“We haven’t said anything about availability in the US, our first priority is to get a Raptor available to everyone on the planet earth. So Americans already have an F-150 Raptor, we’ve got to spread Raptors to the rest of the planet.”
Ford is unveiling several 2018 models in my country, the first confirmed to appear at the Manila International Auto Show is the aluminum Expedition. Hope they'd also include the Ranger Raptor and 2018 Mustang, want to see those in the metal too (other models to be launched in the first half of 2018 here are the refreshed EcoSport, refreshed Ranger, and refreshed Everest).
I know Ford always gets the largest Auto Show floor space (do they do this everywhere?)
 

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Seeing the Ford interest for the SUV line up and give it a sporty options, the next logical step in this war is the Expedition Raptor. Imagine a super sport and off road capable version of the short wheel base big SUV, with wider body, higher suspension, bigger wheels, rugged front and rear end , the option of 5 seats only, more powerful engine... Is a secure ticket to succes.
 

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Ford management said the upcoming Ford Raptor will not be coming to North America but will be sold elsewhere, worldwide, however! Even in South America!
 

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Ford management said the upcoming Ford Raptor will not be coming to North America but will be sold elsewhere, worldwide, however! Even in South America!
Yep!

https://www.carscoops.com/2018/10/ford-reportedly-confirms-ranger-raptor-wont-come-america/

Short-sighted decision? I don't know but it can't be that expensive to develop a Raptor if it's going to be built in the U.S. They cited lack of demand but how can they know demand when there hasn't been supply? And the claim that the availability of a Ranger Raptor will cannibalize F-150 Raptor sales just doesn't hold water.

I think that eventually a Ranger Raptor will be built for the U.S. market but only after a Ford-style delay and after they come to realize that people really want it. IMO, they should put the Raptor go parts on but with most of the Lariat's luxo pieces removed; in other words, modify the base model into a Raptor, not the Lariat.
 
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