Models of Ford Motor Company in segment of full-size pickup truck are related to 1948 year, when has been released first produced model from Ford’s F-Series. This version was source for all subsequent generations. As special model from Ford F-150, Ford Raptor was presented in 2010, intended for off-road driving, with a lot of modification and special equipment. 2016 Ford Raptor is recently seen on the testing road. Company asserts that shortcomings which have been characterized previous model are past, and new version will have better overall appearance, as well as output performances.
2016 Ford Raptor: Specs
As one of the top vehicle in this segment, this model characterizes great performances, aggressive look and easy handling. It will be the case and with 2016 Ford Raptor, which will keep recognizable look, with slightly redesign of some parts of exterior. This is one of the rarely Ford’s model which characterizes logo FORD printed across the entire length of the grille at the front end. Changes which will be done are related to the increased overall dimensions, in both offered version, Super Crew and Super Cab.
2016 Ford Raptor: Changes
This change of dimension will be done on the same platform, which is in use and for basic F-150 model. New Raptor will characterize weight loss, as result of using more aluminum in constructing parts of body such as chassis, hood and doors, in combination with non-rust metal and chrome. This will not have negative causes to the stability of vehicle. Changes are significant, not just facelift or makeup, because this vehicle is not intended for runways and smooth roads. 2016 Raptor will keep its recognizable character – power, strength and stability.
2016 Ford Raptor: Engine
Powertrain segment will include the same powerful engine. It is about 6.2L V8 power unit, which is also placed under the hood of Super Duty model from Ford. This engine is capable to produce up to 411 hp. Engine will be paired to the same automatic, 6-speed gearbox, as the previous produced model. More power might be offered with V8 engine with 5.0 litres of displacement, but still is unknown realisation of this version.
As refreshment related to the powertrain segment, 2016 Raptor will bring EcoBoost product for starting some of version. This V6 engine will be capable to produce up to 365 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. And what will be the true, will find out when new model come down from the production line.
2016 Ford Raptor: Price and Release Date
New, 2016 Raptor is expected to be released in January at the 2015 NAIAS. Main competitive models will be the same as for predecessor. This group consists of vehicles such as Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Dodge RAM 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500. Basic model will have MSRP of $ 46,000.