All-new 2017 Ford Raptor returns with some great changes. It is going to be lighter, more powerful with new twin-turbo engine and with handsome design.
Exterior and improvements
Ford Raptor has always been one of the most popular trucks worldwide. The brand new 2017 Ford Raptor will be even better than its predecessor so we believe that it will keep that tradition. It will show some great changes and improvements which are going to make it more appealing. New Raptor will ride on a new F-150 platform. It will get aluminum body which will make it lighter for around 500 pounds than the current model. This will improve handling, gas mileage, performance and more important, fuel economy. It will be more stable for off-road driving, even at high speeds. It will be available in two body styles. Those are: Super Cab and SuperCrew. As for the exterior, new Ford will be slightly refreshed. We can expect redesigned large grille, revised bumpers and fender. It should also get new and larger wheels.
When it comes to interior design, 2017 Ford Raptor should get more modern and upgraded cabin. We can expect quality materials such as leather, soft plastics, chrome and aluminum. The cabin will be able to welcome up to five passengers. It will be comfortable and pleasant. We can expect more modern safety and infotainment features as well.
2017 Ford Raptor engine and transmission
Speaking of the powertrain of 2017 Ford Raptor, there will be some changes. The old V8 will be replaced with a new engine. It will be a 3.5-liter V6 twin-turbocharged EcoBoost engine with direct injection. This one will be able to produce 450 horsepower and 434 pound-feet of torque. It will be mated to a new 10-speed automatic gearbox. It will be available with all-wheel drive system.
Release date and expected price
It is still not confirmed when 2017 Ford Raptor will go on sale. We expect it to be sometime during 2016. It will most likely be in the end of the 2016. When it comes to the pricing, it should be around $50,000 for the base model.