Ford’s Raptor lineup has expanded its global reach in a big way in recent months, heading to places like the Middle East, Argentina, and Mexico – the latter of which is also getting the V8-powered Ford F-150 Raptor R, or Lobo Raptor R, as it’s known in that country. As for the all-new, next-generation Ford Ranger Raptor, that high-performance off-roader has long enjoyed tremendous global reach, and now, the mid-sizer has officially launched in Mexico ahead of its forthcoming U.S. debut.
The Ford Ranger Raptor destined for Mexico is essentially identical in every way to the one that’s already on sale in many other global markets. That means that it’s powered by the twin-turbocharged Ford 3.0L V6 EcoBoost engine, which in this guise produces 392 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque – the same as every other market except for Europe, where it generates 284 horsepower and 362 pound-feet and Argentina, where it churns out 397 horsepower. In all markets, the mid-size off-roader utilizes Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission.
Otherwise, there aren’t really any notable differences between the Ranger Raptor destined for Mexico and the rest of the world, as it still sports the same rugged exterior styling and fortified suspension, which includes aluminum upper and lower control arms, a long‑travel front and rear suspension, a refined Watt’s link rear end, and Fox 2.5-inch Live Valve internal bypass shocks.
Inside the cabin, the new Ranger Raptor features all-new, jet fighter-inspired front sports seats, Code Orange accents on the instrument panel, trim, seats, and ambient lighting, a premium leather sports heated steering wheel with thumb swells, on-center marking, and cast-magnesium paddle shifters, a 12.4‑inch all-digital cluster, and a 12-inch center touchscreen running Sync 4A.
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