2017 Ford Ranger Raptor Hybrid Review

The ever innovative Australian-developers are back again, this time, the Ford Performance team, have come up with the 2017 Ford Ranger Raptor Hybrid. This is the second generation of the Ford trucks. The Raptor has the DNA of a Baja race truck with suspensions that make traveling in difficult terrain seem like child’s play. The 2017 Ford Ranger appears and is already said to be even more of a beast off-road. Racing the 2017 Ford Ranger Raptor Hybrid in the desert will undoubtedly showcase its impressive performance while at the same time propelling its sales to the driving enthusiasts who would want to emulate it. The new beast will see a host of new technology implemented as standard all across the range. The only shortfall is the costly aluminum repairs one has to endure.

2017 Ford Ranger Raptor Hybrid front

2017 Ford Ranger Raptor Hybrid – Exterior and Interior Design:

First of all, the exterior is a more modern accompanied by stylish design making it quite the eye catcher, regardless of whether it is in motion or stationary. Three body styles are available for the 2017 Ford Raptor extended (Supercab), regular, and crew cab (Supercrew). These give one the pleasure of making an own preference. Having a difficult terrain? With a ground clearance of 230 mm and an 800 mm ability to go through water, the 2017 Ford Ranger Raptor Hybrid can comfortably handle any terrain. The Raptor is made from high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy making it 500 pounds lighter its predecessor. The dedicated chassis and powertrain go perfectly with its impressive bodywork.

Interior Design:

The interior of the 2017 Ford Ranger Raptor Hybrid includes deeply bolstered sports seats up front with contrasting stitching. Furthermore, the comfort of the driver and passenger is ensured through the stylish interior with a 2.3-inch driver information screen. Also, there is a 60/40-split folding rear seat, air conditioning, a four-speaker radio, cruise control, smartphone app connectivity through SYNC3 and pre-wired trailer connections. So, the tilt-and-telescopic power steering wheel is contoured and the paddle shifters are large, this is compounded by the available carbon-fiber accents. The Raptor also has a Bluetooth phone and audio controls.

2017 Ford Ranger Raptor Hybrid interior

2017 Ford Ranger Raptor Hybrid – Engine Rumors:

Finally, Raptor Hybrid manufacturer develops the parallel plug-in hybrid system to run alongside the new 3.2-liter five-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine. The Raptor also boasts of twin turbocharged and inter-cooled DOHC, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection engine. For now, there is no official information about fuel consumption.

2017 Ford Ranger Raptor Hybrid side

2017 Ford Ranger Raptor Hybrid – Debut Date and Price:

The autumn of 2016 is the expected launch date of the Ranger Raptor Hybrid. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is still unknown. Regardless of what goes in the tank, innovation is what fuels the new king of off-road.


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