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U.S. Market 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor In Cactus Gray: Photos

Ever since the international variant of the all-new, redesigned Ford Ranger was revealed last year, Ford Authority has spotted numerous examples of the North American variant of the next-generation mid-size pickup out driving around ahead of its launch in that market later this year for the 2024 model year. That list includes multiple Baja-tested 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor pickups – one finished in Hot Pepper Red, another in white, one covered in heavy road salt, and another coming off the assembly line at the Michigan Assembly plant. Now, Ford Authority has spotted yet another U.S. market 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor – this time, covered in Cactus Gray paint.

As was the case with the previously-spied Ranger Raptor pickups, this one features familiar styling cues such as flared wheel arches, a front grille with “Ford” lettering, C-clamp headlights, matrix LED headlights with LED daytime running lights, functional air vents, cast-aluminum side steps, LED taillights, and unique 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires.

This particular Ranger Raptor is not equipped with the “Raptor” graphic previously seen on the rear portion of one prototype’s bedsides, however. Inside the cabin, the next-gen pickup features front sports seats, Code Orange accents, a 12.4‑inch all-digital cluster, and a 12-inch vertically-oriented center touchscreen running Sync 4A.

In terms of powertrains, the new Ranger Raptor comes equipped with the twin-turbocharged Ford 3.0L V6 EcoBoost, which produces 392 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque in every market except for Europe, where it generates 284 horsepower and 362 pound-feet, and Argentina, where the pickup is rated to produce 397 horsepower. In all markets, the mid-size off-roader pairs that powerplant with the 10-speed automatic transmission.

Barring any unforeseen changes, the North American-spec 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor – which slots in the lineup above the Tremor – seems to be essentially identical to its international brethren in many ways.

FoMoCo has already ramped up production of the new model in those markets, and given the fact that this will mark the very first time American buyers can get their hands on a Ranger Raptor, it should prove to be quite popular in that part of the world, too.

We’ll have more on the 2023 Ranger Raptor soon, so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Ranger news, Ford Ranger Raptor 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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Comments

  1. C

    Ugh. Make a crew cab with a 6ft bed. I’ll order tomorrow!

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    1. Stephen Leasure

      Me too, why do we have to wait a year to get one over a foreign country?

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  2. Justin Gambini

    Those 4 door ones look sick!

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  3. Jason

    I have yet to see a 2024 Ranger Raptor with a sunroof, it looks like it won’t be available as a option, disappointing for a all new model.

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  4. Ken Bufalini

    Once again its all about the 2024 Ranger.
    How about some info for the people that have been waiting over three months for a 2023…
    On order for over three months and still no build date!
    Time to look at a Tacoma!!

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    1. Davido49

      Tacoma is a 2nd rate midsized truck compared to the current Gen ’23 Ranger. Trust me I owned a ’16 Tacoma before I traded it for a ’22 Ranger Tremor. Check local dealers. My dealer here in NW Ohio had 3 Rangers in stock 2wks ago! Some dealers have them.

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  5. Bruce B

    Be patient Ken, your 23 Ranger will be way better than a 23 Taco 🌮.

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    1. Mike says...

      Got to agree with Ken on this one….if customers are left hanging as they wait to see their order filled… I don’t blame them for looking elsewhere.
      I know I am close to leaving the brand due to the absence of a performance sedan.
      In spite of the what the BEV cheerleaders say, once a long time customer leaves, they seldom come back.
      The frustrating thing is, Ford’s customer did not leave Ford/Lincoln… rather Ford left them.

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      1. Bill

        Focus was a perfect example of Ford leaving customer’s. Nice car crappy transmision that never was addressed. Those converted import buyers will never ever come back to the Ford brand! One of many blunders over the last 10 years, with more on the horizon

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        1. Davido49

          No more on the horizon! Ford is very careful of what’s being produced. I know this for a fact. Also I owned a ’16 Focus that was excellent! Was the pre-15 models had the issues.

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    2. Davido49

      YES Absolutely 💯.

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  6. Dave

    I am looking forward to the Ranger Raptor order banks opening soon. The overseas reviews are excellent!

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    1. Davido49

      They will be outstanding! Many are waiting on this new Gen Ranger. They will begin production at MAP in May i heard. Inquire now w/your local dealer.

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      1. blksn8k

        Latest info has 2024 Ranger production start date at MAP pushed out to Aug 7th with ordering banks opening on May 26th.

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  7. blksn8k

    I hope I’m wrong but my guess is that Ranger Raptor production will lag behind non-Raptor Rangers by several months meaning Raptor deliveries will be close to one year away. The worst part is that you will be lucky to find a dealer who will sell one without an ADM. The other very real possibility is that because Ford is still trying to catch up with Bronco deliveries and because the Bronco is built in the same plant (MAP) as the Ranger, that will likely delay or at least limit all Ranger production even further.

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  8. Stephen Leasure

    I would like to see some literature on a 2024 Ranger so I can get my Lariat ordered before I go elsewhere.

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