Ford engineers have put a lot of effort in redesign of one of the most impressive SUVs nowadays. We are talking about the new and modern 2017 Ford Raptor.
Exterior and interior design
The first Ford Raptor was launched in 2010 and made a real boom on the market. For a short time it has became one of the most desirable trucks worldwide. The new 2017 Ford Raptor will bring many beautiful and smart changes which will significantly improve this model. First of all, new Raptor will be underpinned with a new F-150 platform. With this new platform and the usage of some lightweight materials, new Ford’s model will be lighter than its predecessor. According to the sources new model should be lighter for about 500 pounds. This change will have positive influence on some general performances as well as on the fuel economy. The second generation truck will be available in two sizes: SuperCab and SuperCrew. SuperCab version will have 133-inch long wheelbase while the SuperCrew will have 145-inch long one. Customers will also be able to see some visible changes on the front part as well as on the rear part of the vehicle. New 2017 Ford Raptor will bring redesigned fenders, modified bumpers and new wheels. New wheels will be larger, more modern and equipped with the more powerful tires. As far the interior is concerned, this four-door pickup truck will be able to accommodate up to five passengers. New cabin will be equipped with the highest quality materials from Ford Company. These materials will include leather upholstery, aluminum, chrome and soft plastics. Technology features and gadgets as well as the safety features will also be on the top level as the rest of the vehicle.
2017 Ford Raptor powertrain
When it comes to the performances of the new 2017 Ford Raptor, there will be some interesting changes. Raptor’s well-known iron-block V8 power unit is going in history, so it should save some weight too. New 2017 Ford Raptor will be offered with EcoBoost engine only, and it will be a 3.5-liter twin turbocharged V6 engine with direct fuel injection. New power unit should deliver around 450 horses and more than 434 pound feet of torque. The power will be sent to the AWD via ten-speed automatic transmission.
Release date and price
It is expected that the new 2017 Ford Raptor will be launched sometime at the end of 2016. The base price should be in range from 50,000 to 53,000 dollars.