The Ford India is all set to launch the Ford Ranger Raptor in 2021. The company is in the way of bringing the pickup truck to India under the homologation exemption, along with Focus ST and Focus. Previously, the news was that Ford can bring the high-performance pick-up truck. The recent news is that the Ranger Raptor is to be imported to India in limited numbers and the launch can be expected in the second half of 2021. Here is what you need to know about Ranger Raptor.

  • The Ford Ranger Raptor is the higher version of the standard Ranger pickup truck that has been specially prepared for off-road driving.
  • The pickup truck sports an aggressive design and wide fenders for accommodating the huge 285 mm tires.
  • The front bumper of the pickup truck includes an incorporated skid plate and tow hooks.
  • While the rear fenders of the vehicle include the Raptor logo, the front radiator grille has been upgraded with the brand Ford.
  • When compared with the standard Ranger pickup, there are several other upgrades you need to note.
  • The upgraded suspension with Fox 2.5-inch off road racing coilovers offers thirty percent of better wheel travel, along with the Watt’s linkage at the rear portion.
  • As far as the underpinnings are concerned, you can find similarities with Everest SUV, the international name of Ford Endeavor that was sold in India massively and the Ranger Raptor is a few notches higher in terms of performance and is the off road version.
  • The Ranger Raptor comes packed with 2.0-liter and four-cylinder turbo diesel engine that sets out 213 PS of power at the maximum level and 500Nm of peak torque.
  • The engine coordinates with a 10-speed automatic gearbox that is an exact match to Ford Endeavor.
  • The Ranger Raptor has a four-wheel drive system as a standard feature.
  • The engine in the Indian version of Ranger Raptor is going to be similar and also includes a Terrain Management System with the following modes of traction, such as Grass, Mud, Sand, Rock, Gravel, Snow, and Baja.
  • With a huge ground clearance of 283 mm, the Ranger Raptor has the potential to get into water-wading depth.


With the Ranger Raptor launching in India in 2021, the following are some of the noted features of the vehicle.

The Ranger Raptor packs in an 8-inch SYNC 3 touchscreen infotainment system of Ford with Apple CarPlay, xenon headlights, Android Auto connectivity, FordPass connected-cartech, LED fog lamps, dual-zone automatic climate control, remote start, heated front seats, aluminum paddle shifters, a 12-speaker Bang, and Olufsen audio system.

Difference of Ranger Raptor from regular pickup

The regular pickup trucks can carry load but the Ranger Raptor is the Baja race truck with the chassis and the ladder frame hardened to take the medium-sized jumps and drops. Moreover, the front suspension towers have been revved up to carry the extra load at the rear portion. The load-bearing leaf spring comes with Watt’s Linkage for directional stability. The Ranger Raptor come with a 2.5-inch diameter off road coil overs from the racing truck specialist Fox. Therefore, the Ranger Raptor gets about thirty percent more wheel travel, special shocks, and the potential to move across rough rods with an incredible speed that may leave the SUV’s hesitating.

Units to stay limited

For now, Ford is expected to import the Ranger Raptor under the 2500-unit homologation-free route, which has made it easy for the foreign-specified cars for the manufacturers based in India. Under the new rule, the import allows only up to 2500 units within a year through the CBU route without homologation.

Price to expect

The Ranger Raptor to be brought to India as CBU is a premium-category offering and the exclusivity can make the price tag premium. For now, the Ranger Raptor can cost about Rs 65-70 lakh in India.

Safety feature

As far as the exterior of Ranger Raptor is concerned, the bodywork extension is highly attractive, and the grille up-front grabs the attention of people immediately. The truck sits high off the ground and comes with rollover mitigation, a safety feature that prevents the truck from rolling over in situations where it is more likely to occur. On the inside of the vehicle, you can find the customized steering wheeler, magnesium paddle shifters, leather accents, and the premium Raptor badging, which makes it a much awaited vehicle of the year.