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Ford F-150 Raptor Heads To China In First Quarter Of 2022

While Ford’s focus remains mostly on crossovers in China these days, the automaker is still launching new passenger cars and pickups in that market. Case in point – the all-new third-generation Ford F-150 Raptor – which is already on sale in places like Argentina – will officially launch in China in Q1 of 2022, the automaker has announced. This move comes amid a quickly growing truck market in China after the country decided to begin easing restrictions on pickups in cities, as Ford Authority reported earlier this month.

The third-generation Ford F-150 Raptor – which launched in the U.S. for the 2021 model year – will be available to pre-order in Q1 of next year exclusively via the “Ford Pickup Community” channel on WeChat and will be sold through a direct-to-customer sales model. The F-150 Raptor is already on sale in 60 countries around the world, including China, where it launched back in 2017. The F-150 has been China’s best-selling imported pickup truck in its class for four consecutive years now.

The Chinese market F-150 Raptor appears to be otherwise identical to the U.S. version, which means that it comes fitted with a brand new five-link rear suspension with extra-long trailing arms, a Panhard rod, 24-inch coil springs, and Fox Live Valve internal bypass shocks with electronic control technology and position-sensitive damping.

The newest F-150 Raptor is powered exclusively by Ford’s third-generation 3.5L EcoBoost V6 that produces 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque and is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The engine breathes through a new three-inch equal-length exhaust system that features a patent-pending built-in X-pipe, a unique trombone loop, and active valves. An electronic locking rear differential is standard, while a Torsen front limited-slip differential is available as an option, though both are fitted with 4:10 final drive ratios.

We’ll have more on the F-150 Raptor soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford F-150 Raptor news and continuous 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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