Ford wants owners of the Ranger Raptor pickup that is available in Europe to know that the truck has a special feature that will get you back home if you take it offroad. The satnav device in the dash of the Ranger Raptor will drop digital breadcrumbs to help you find your way back. That is a key feature for a truck meant to be used off-road as landmarks can change and seem unfamiliar after a long day on the trail.
The Ranger Raptor satnav device drops a pin every second so drivers can easily find their way back to their starting point. All the driver has to do when its time to go home or back to camp is follow the dropped pins on the satnav screen back to their starting point. Ford also took the chance to let people know that the Ford Ranger is the most popular pickup in Europe.
In the first half of 2019, Ford sold over 26,700 Ranger pickups in Europe. Some of that number is the Ranger Raptor units that aren’t offered in the States. The Ranger Raptor is powered by a Ford 2.0-liter EcoBlue diesel engine and has suspension suitable for off-road made by FOX.
The much larger F-150 Raptor offered in the U.S. rides on shocks from the same company. Ranger Raptor has CO2 emissions of 233 g/km and fuel efficiency of 8.9l/100km. The Ranger Raptor was announced for Europe almost exactly a year ago. Rumors continue to claim that the Ranger Raptor will come to the States with the next generation of the Ford Ranger truck, but that is unconfirmed at this time. As close as Americans can get to the Ranger Raptor is the gang at Hennessey Performance.