Ford has today announced Australian and New Zealand pricing for its 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor, after Thailand last week confirmed its pricing for the new tough new truck .
Ford Thailand has confirmed that the pricing for its Ranger Raptor will be 1.699 million Thai bhat. This means that, as of today, it will cost the equivalent of $54,400 US dollars, and $70,700 Australian dollars.
But Ford Australia has announced that the Ranger Raptor will be priced at $74,990 plus on road costs. Folks across the ditch will pay a little more, with New Zealand confirming that the Ranger Raptor will cost NZ$84,990.
As of the time of writing, the Ford Ranger Raptor won’t be heading to the US, however Australian and New Zealand buyers have to cough up duties, taxes and LCT among other things. The justification, of course, for the massive price hike over the standard Ranger Wildtrak, for example, is the engineering behind the new pickup.
You can read all about the specs of the Ranger Raptor here, but most of the work has gone into the suspension.
There’s a special coilover rear suspension with a Watt’s link setup to give better lateral control when off-roading, but at the same time helps its handling on the road. Up front, there are longer front shock towers which have been enhanced to increase strength, with forged upper control arms and cast aluminium lower arms to keep those longer shockies in position.
Ford says it can really take a pounding, having been designed along the theme of a Baja desert racer.
The engine is a twin-turbo 2.0-litre diesel backed up by a 10-speed automatic with paddle shifters.
But let’s hope the underbody protection has been designed so that the fire problem doesn’t happen to the Raptor.
We’ll keep you updated when other markets confirm pricing.
2019 Ford Ranger Raptor pricing
Thailand – 1.699 million bhat
Australia – AU$74,990
New Zealand – NZ$84,990