Spy shots: Is Ford working on a Ranger Raptor?

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Updated Jun 23, 2017
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CarAdvice in Australia has snapped spy photos of a Ford Ranger prototype that it’s calling the Ford Ranger Raptor.

Keep in mind that Ford registered two trademark names in Australia: Ranger Raptor and Ranger FX4. The Ranger is expected to return to the U.S. next year as a 2019 model.

CarAdvice reports seeing and hearing a camo-wrapped Ranger in testing with an increased ride height, flared wheel arches, a trimmed front end and offroad tires. The truck reportedly sounds like it’s powered by an EcoBoost 3.5-liter engine.

Some of the shots are blocked by tree limbs, but it’s still worth visiting the site to take a look. Keep in mind that Australians refer to trucks as utes.