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Here Are Some More Exclusive 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor Details

The all-new, next-generation, international market 2023 Ford Ranger was revealed last November sporting a number of interesting features including a DIY-friendly bed, an e-shifter, a choice of one of two vertical SYNC 4 touchscreens, and a standard digital instrument cluster. Now, Ford Authority has learned several new details about the upcoming 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor.

First, let’s start with the interior: the 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor will feature the larger of the two infotainment screens. That screen, which will feature a vertical orientation, will be bookended by a set of air vents. That very much describes the stack configuration of the next-gen Ranger in up-level models, but what’s different about the Raptor will be the color. Specifically, the 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor will feature Code Red outlines around the AC vents.

Per typical Raptor fashion, the Code Red accents will also extend to the steering wheel, including to the stitching on the inside of the wheel, as well to the 12″ marker. The Raptor script will be present and accounted for on the bottom of the wheel, also in Code Red. This configuration is similar to that present in the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor. Tasteful use of Code Orange accents will be present and accounted for throughout the cabin. A set of auxiliary switchbanks will be reside within the overhead center console.

Yet another interior feature of the 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor that we haven’t told you about yet are the paddle shifters. Indeed, the range-topping Ranger will feature a set of paddles – much like the Bronco Raptor.

On the outside, the 2023 Ranger Raptor will sport a number of unique styling cues, including a “Ford” script grille neatly integrated within the Ranger’s new C-clamp headlight design. Other noteworthy elements will include a set of unique wheels with a black finish wrapped in beefy BFGoodrich tires, a high-clearance rear bumper with dual exhaust integrated in the corners, and beefy skid plates to protect the oily bits. The truck’s Center High Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL) will be integrated into the top part of the tailgate, just above the tailgate release handle

As Ford Authority was the first to report, the 2023 Ranger Raptor will be powered by Ford’s 3.0L EcoBoost V6, just like its Ford T6 platform-mate, the Bronco Raptor, which will be mated to The Blue Oval’s 10-speed automatic transmission.

Additionally, the 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor will mark the rugged off-road variant’s debut in North America after the current-gen model was limited to international markets. As Ford Authority exclusively reported last week, pricing for the next-gen Ranger Raptor will start out at $52,500 in the United States, which is significantly cheaper than the Ford F-150 Raptor and its $65k MSRP, as well as the Ford Bronco Raptor, which starts out at $69,995.

And, as Ford Authority exclusively reported last year, the next-generation Ford Ranger will represent the first of an eight-year production run. The new Ranger will enter production in Thailand and South Africa in 2022, and at the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant in the spring of 2023. 2023 Ranger order books are scheduled to open for European customers in late 2022, with the first deliveries expected in early 2023.

We’ll have more on the new Ranger Raptor very soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Ranger news and ongoing 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. Bronco Billy

    According to Ford, the Bronco Raptor’s starting MSRP is $68,500.

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