The all-new 2022 Ford Ranger Raptor was revealed back in February, ushering in an entirely new era for the relatively new high-performance off-road pickup. The new Ranger Raptor will be sold in a number of global markets, including Australia, where it will retail for $85,490 AUS ($63,935 USD). The pickup is facing a bit of a delay in that market, as Ford Authority reported last month, as it’s now expected to launch in August instead of July. Regardless, the 2022 Ford Ranger Raptor has already sold out in Australia, according to Car Expert.
Ford racked up 4,000 orders for the new Ranger Raptor, with customers facing up to nine month wait times for the rugged pickup. That’s also a pretty significant chunk of the 17,000 next-generation Ranger orders Ford has taken thus far, though it’s unclear how these numbers compared to the prior-gen Ranger Raptor, as FoMoCo doesn’t break out its sales figures separately from the regular Ranger.
Orders for the 2022 Ford Ranger Raptor also opened up in Europe last month, while both it and the regular Ranger are scheduled to launch in the U.S. sometime next year, which is precisely where Ford Authority spies recently spotted one driving around. While the 2022 Ranger Raptor is an all-new model, FoMoCo already reportedly has a few changes in store for the coming years, however.
Those changes include a possible hybrid variant with more power than the current ICE version, as well as a street tire option, which is something the automaker is reportedly considering in place of the off-roader’s BFGoodrich K02 all-terrain rubber. Regardless, while the regular Ranger is serving as the basis for the next-gen Volkswagen Amarok pickup, the Ranger Raptor won’t spawn a higher-performance VW variant.