Back in April, Ford Authority reported that the 2021 Ford Ranger Raptor was headed to Mexico this year. Now, the rugged off-road mid-size pickup has officially launched in the country, bringing it ever-closer to the U.S., where the Ford Ranger Raptor has not been sold since it debuted for the 2019 model year. The 2021 Ford Ranger Raptor will soon be joined in Mexico by the Ford F-150 Raptor (Ford Lobo Raptor) as well as the Ford Territory and 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1, as we recently reported.
This marks the very first time the Ford Ranger Raptor has been available in Mexico, and it arrives in the same spec as it offers in other parts of the globe. That means it’s equipped with Ford’s 2.0L bi-turbo diesel engine, which is rated to produce 210 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque and is mated to FoMoCo’s 10-speed automatic transmission.
The Ranger Raptor is also packing a considerable number of suspension and exterior upgrades, including 2.5-inch Fox racing shocks, unique 17-inch wheels, 33-inch tires, a Watt’s link rear suspension, wider fenders, special front grille with “FORD” script, and taller ride height than the non-Raptor Rangers. Exterior color options include Obsidian Black, Snow White, Conquer Gray, Racing Red, and Performance Blue.
As Ford Authority has reported over the last several months, an all-new 2023 Ford Ranger will launch in 2022. The next-gen Ranger Raptor will finally mark the model’s arrival in the U.S., as we’ve confirmed via a left-hand-drive prototype spied near Ford’s Dearborn headquarters. As Ford Authority exclusively reported recently, the next-gen Ranger Raptor will be powered by Ford’s 3.0L EcoBoost V6, which will be paired with the automaker’s 10-speed automatic gearbox.