With several motor manufacturers churning out and showing off their yet to be released models, motor lovers have been wondering what Fords has for them. Well, Ford hasn’t been sleeping and has been working round the clock on its 2017 Ford Raptor. This is a second-generation Raptor truck that’s built with experts’ foresight and based purely on aluminum Ford-150. Its earlier designs demonstrated that off-roading can be pure fun than racing around a race track. It’s this aspect that its manufacturers have sharpened more.
2017 Ford Raptor – Exterior and Interior Design
If there is one thing for sure then it’s that style is not going to be the sole difference between 2017 Ford Raptor and its predecessor models. Other notable difference includes its enhanced size which will be at least six inches broader than the present version. Furthermore, it’s going to be made of a super light material such as aluminum or a combination of aluminum and steel. Needless to say, this is the trend today as it ensures reduced fuel consumption. Remember, using lighter materials result to lower weight which in turns means a lesser need for a powerful engine. Using aluminum and steel also guarantees durability. To help with ease of differentiation from any of its close relatives, the ford raptor is unique with its front end changes including a dominant grille with large Ford pickup letters fixed over it. The 2017 Ford Raptor will also have swollen fenders, wider air intakes in addition to pronounced headlights and taillights improvised with LED technology.
The 2017 Ford Raptor interior is unique with impressive features. The cabin is modeled to be pretty spacious with twisted wheel steering with the new gearbox. It will also have leather seats available in three different colors with stitching exposed on the seats, door panels, and dashboard. Its dashboard will be fixed with the new touch screen infotainment system, push-button engine start, navigation system, premium or high-quality sound system, automatic climate control system among others. It’s also fitted with an 110V – 400W power outlet mounted on the dashboard, and auxiliary switchgear mounted on the cab’s roof to operate air compressor and lights.
2017 Ford Raptor – Engine and Performance
The new 2017 Ford Raptor has some serious engine specs with an upgraded 3.5 liter V6 Eco Boost engine capable of producing 411 horsepower which fits perfectly with the new ten gears automatic transmission with 4WD system and paddle shifters. However, it’s worth to note that the horsepower and torque quotations aren’t finalized, but there are stronger indications that its engine will be stronger than the 6.2-liter V8, which can produce 411 Hp and 434 lb.-ft. Power is fed directly to the new all-wheel drive system with a torque-on-demand transfer. It also has a new standard terrain management system offering the various driver options like normal, rock driving model, street, mud, weather, Baja, and sand.
2017 Ford Raptor – Release Date and Price
With high anticipation, it’s sad that the 2017 Ford Raptor will not be released until the fall of 2017. The manufacturers have confirmed that it wouldn’t be released this year even though it was introduced at the past Detroit Auto Show. It releases price of ford raptor 2017 isn’t yet certain, but it’s expected to retail at $52000 or there about. At whatever angle one looks at this off-road pickup, the truth is that it’s going to create ripples within its class and pose formidable competition to its arch rivals.