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2021 Ford Ranger Raptor Officially Launches In Mexico

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.

We’ll have more on the current and next-gen Ranger Raptor very soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Ranger news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. blksn8k

    I’ll believe the US is getting a Ranger Raptor when I see it. I suppose there is a slight glimmer of hope if does actually get a powertrain that is not available on the F-150.

  2. Gary.

    Bring on a diesel just ups the game. Maybe throw in the tried and true 2.7 EB.

  3. Roy Chile’s

    Am glad Ford is waiting on the new 2023 model before bringing the Raptor trim to the US, because I don’t care for the 2019 models front end. Adding a Diesel option the 1st year wouldn’t hurt just to see if US customers will support it

  4. Zachary Hill

    Ford should drop the 3.5 ecoboost in the ranger and ranger raptor. The Ranger would be very quick with the 3.5 ecoboost

  5. Larry S.

    210hp for a Raptor of any size is a shame!

    Curious what the price differential for the Ranger Raptor vs an Lariat/Platty Ranger is in Mexico?


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