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Ford Ranger Raptor, Wildtrak Customers Facing Year-Long Wait

Since debuting earlier this year, the next-generation Ford Ranger and Ford Ranger Raptor have faced tremendous demand from consumers, prompting the automaker to ramp up production at its global facilities. Though neither truck will launch in the U.S. until 2023 for the 2024 model year, the Ford Ranger Raptor sold out in Australia months before deliveries in that particular country began, prompting a price increase in that market. Aussie Ford Ranger Raptor and Wildtrak customers, in particular, are also facing long wait times after placing an order for one, too – as long as a year, according to Drive.

That’s quite a bit longer than the six to nine month wait times that customers were previously facing for the red-hot mid-size pickup, but this isn’t altogether surprising in today’s supply constrained world. Regardless, those that order a new Wildtrak or Ranger Raptor are looking at a Q4 2023 delivery at the moment, and Ford isn’t guaranteeing that specifications or even pricing will remain the same in the meantime.

“Interest in the Next-Gen Ranger Wildtrak V6 has been extremely positive and we are now taking orders for 2023 vehicle arrivals,” the automaker notes on its Australian site. “If you place an order today, your vehicle may not arrive until approximately Quarter 4, 2023 and its pricing and/or specifications may be different.”

These wait times are also comparable with those of the also-new Ford Everest, though not all Ranger customers will be waiting that long – in fact, variants such as the Sport V6 and XLT chassis cab V6 can be delivered as early as March 2023, while Sport, XLT, and Wildtrak trims equipped with 2.0L diesel are available for immediate delivery.

We’ll have more on the next-gen Ranger and Ranger Raptor soon, so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Ranger news, Ford Ranger 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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  1. James Lay

    I have been a loyal Ford owner for 57 years and it angers me that a company I have placed my trust in appears to have placed all of its eggs in one basket for critical parts delivery. An American Company that depends on China for delivery of parts has paid shareholders tons of money while increasing prices beyond the reach of many forcing them to buy used vehicles. Ford can laugh at a old geezer like me but trust me future generations in my family will think twice about their decisions.

    1. blksn8k

      Agree 100%. I was interested in the Ranger Raptor and even placed my name on the local dealer’s waiting list. However, if it is not available to purchase for another two years and/or comes with a $20,000 markup, I’m out. My 2018 F-150 suits me just fine. I’m not an idiot with bottomless pockets.

      1. RWFA

        If it has a markup, then you might search a different dealer.

    2. RWFA

      Can’t be that old a geezer as you use the Internet.

      That said, you should be old enough to remember in the late 1970’s when the geezers of that age flipped their nuts over the fact that Ford didn’t have a $1000 car anymore.

      As to sourcing from China, when was the last time you didn’t visit Walmart? Or use a smartphone? Or almost anything?

      Since Nixon and Kissinger intro the policy of engagement, it’s been US industrial policy for 50 years to offshore things.

      Short sighted long term policy pushed by company owners and shareholders who wanted to expand profit margins by cutting costs.

      In this sense, Ford is no different almost every automaker worldwide.

      Even Toyota with the greatest supply chain leverage of any IEM fell into this trap.

  2. Mike says...

    Free market types like to defend all product price increases as being ‘market driven’. I agree in principle to the marketplace setting prices based on supply and demand factors…. I don’t find it acceptable to price gouge your customers because of a ‘one off covid epidemic’ event. The North Amercian auto industry is becoming the poster child for rampant corporate greed…. and sadly, FORD is burning its good will and rich history along with it.

    1. RWFA

      Go picket your dealer, they are the ones doing the markups.


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