According to the latest reports, long-waited performance offroader is finally coming. This performance truck is in production since 2009. It came based on previous generation of this truck, and now is a time to see a completely new version, which will be based on the latest F-150. With this new model, we will see many changes, many new design solutions, new technologies and other kinds of novelties. New model will come as 2017 Ford Raptor, and it will ride on new platform, with new look, better performances, more interior space, and many other improvements.
2017 Ford Raptor redesign
The 2017 Ford Raptor is coming completely redesigned. It is an off road performance-oriented truck, which will come with excellent characteristics in all aspects. It will be based on the latest version of F-150, which came few years ago. This means that 2017 Raptor will also ride on new platform, which is characterized by massive weight savings. New model will be made mostly of aluminum, but that doesn’t mean that it will lose in toughness and other things. Also, new model will feature a significantly longer wheelbase, which will provide many benefits. For example, this means much more space inside, especially for the back passengers.
2017 Ford Raptor crew cab configuration
One of the biggest novelties for 2017 Ford Raptor is that it will come in crew cab configuration. This means that, besides its unquestionable off-road abilities, it will also come a little bit more family-oriented. This will make 2017 Raptor extremely versatile vehicles, which will be capable for various types of purposes.
2017 Ford Raptor engine
Well, this is definitely the main part of the truck. The 2017 Ford Raptor will come with excellent performances. Instead of some large V8, new truck will use a smaller, but more efficient V6 engine. It is a 3.5 liter EcoBoost unit, which will be tuned up maybe even to 450 horses. With this amount of power goes an excellent transmission. For this occasion, Ford will install a company’s new 10-speed automatic transmission, which will also give a big impact to trucks overall performances.
2017 Ford Raptor release date
The exact date of arrival is still unknown, but we can for sure tell that 2017 Ford Raptor will come this fall. More details will be known soon.