The all-new, third-generation Ford F-150 Raptor has been finally revealed. With an exclusive design and innovative features, the new Ford Raptor is said to perform better off-road than ever before.
Ford’s high-performance pickup truck is powered by a revised version of the twin-turbo 3.5-litre Ecoboost V6 engine, while Ford is yet to reveal the final figures. The engine is paired with a paddle-shifted 10-speed automatic transmission feeding all wheels. Ford offers optional rigid off-road lights, with the units being attached to the front bumper.
The all-new F-150 Raptor comes with a redesigned front-end, a bulky blacked-out grille, a wider front skid plate, and LED headlights. The taillights also have this blacked-out treatment and also an optional tailgate applique with the visible ‘Ford’ text on it. Available with 24-inch coil springs and 37-inch tyres, the truck includes a novel Terrain Management System with seven driving modes – Slippery, Tow/Haul, Sport, Normal, Off-Road, Baja, and Rock Crawl.
Under the bonnet, the F-150 Raptor is packed with a new heat extractor and functional side vents. The front and rear bumpers are highly durable as it is made out of steel. The rear one is explicitly designed for high clearance, tucking the dual exhaust tips high up against the truck to be more precise.
Inside, the new Raptor gets completely redone features, such as an all-new steering wheel with aluminium paddle shifters, aluminium trim on the doors, centre console, and instrument panel. It comes with two 12-inch screens, with one screen for the infotainment system screen, while the other offers a customizable digital instrument cluster. You can also get this Raptor truck with carbon fibre interior trim and Recaro seats as an option.
The 2021 Ford F-150 receives FordPass connected car technology, a 360-degree parking camera, an 18-speaker Bang and Olufsen stereo, Sync 4 infotainment system, cruise control, wireless Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto compatibility.
There is no official saying about Ford bringing the new Raptor truck to India. However, the company will bring down the outgoing Ranger Raptor to the country as a CBU. Besides, it was also spotted undergoing testing here.
Another highlight is that the carmaker confirmed the highly-anticipated Raptor R model with a V8 engine, which is expected to debut next year.