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Ford Ranger Raptor confirmed for 2018

Ford has confirmed that the Ranger Raptor performance ute will join the line-up, arriving in Asia-Pacific markets next year. The Ford Ranger Raptor will join the larger F-150 Raptor in the Blue Oval's global off-road performance line-up, though is yet to disclose what will power the new hardcore ute...

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CarAdvice podcast 66: Win an awesome Father's Day present, and how is a hearse built? We find out!
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CarAdvice podcast 66: Win an awesome Father's Day present, and how is a hearse built? We find out!

In the studio this week is Mandy Turner, Paul Maric and Dave Zalstein bringing you the latest in the car world from the past week. In car news, left-hand drive supercars will become legal in Australia by 2019, Volkswagen Golf GTi Original and Golf R Grid to sharpen prices for Australia and the Infiniti Prototype 9 has been revealed with parts from the next-generation Nissan Leaf...


2019 Ford Ranger Raptor — a proper look underneath Ford's monster truck with 254mm ground clearance
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2019 Ford Ranger Raptor — a proper look underneath Ford's monster truck with 254mm ground clearance

Our US spy photographer has busted the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor testing, with a feisty Aussie engineer behind the wheel. While the exterior spy photos don't show much more detail than the exclusive spy photos published at CarAdvice recently, they do show a very detailed look under the rear of the Ranger Raptor, plus a look at the front suspension...


Ford Ranger Raptor all but confirmed for Australia
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Ford Ranger Raptor all but confirmed for Australia

The Ford Ranger Raptor is taking shape, with CarAdvice reader Mark sending in these shots of the vehicle testing on public roads. After we brought you exclusive first photos of Ford's Ranger Raptor and initial exclusive details of the trademark registration, Ford has now taken one of its first prototype vehicles out for public testing...


2018 Ford Ranger to build on ‘excellence in the segment’
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2018 Ford Ranger to build on ‘excellence in the segment’

The updated 2018 Ford Ranger will seek to build on its current position in the market with a focus on offering ‘excellence’ in the segment, according to Ford Australia’s chief. Graeme Whickman, Ford Australia president and CEO, told CarAdvice this week that, while he can’t discuss anything about the new model, he has hopes it will retain, and build on, the current standard set by the Ranger model...


2019 Ford Ranger Raptor V6: This is the ute you've been waiting for!
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2019 Ford Ranger Raptor V6: This is the ute you've been waiting for!

Brace yourselves, folks! We've just spied Ford's craziest and most powerful Ranger yet, the Ford Ranger Raptor. As exclusively revealed by CarAdvice in June 2015, Ford is working on a powerful, off-road-focused Ranger with an overhauled the ride and handling setup, expected to be released in 2019...


Holden Colorado flagship performer could come to tackle Ranger Raptor
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Holden Colorado flagship performer could come to tackle Ranger Raptor

A more extreme off-road or performance-oriented version of the 2017 Holden Colorado could be on the cards, if buyers want it, the car maker has admitted. Speaking at the launch of the new Colorado, Holden chairman and managing director, Mark Bernhard, told CarAdvice that customer demand would dictate which editions they build...


2017 Ford Ranger Raptor Hybrid spied: Ranger to enter US market with plug-in hybrid pick-up truck — UPDATE
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2017 Ford Ranger Raptor Hybrid spied: Ranger to enter US market with plug-in hybrid pick-up truck — UPDATE

CarAdvice has obtained exclusive spy photographs of Ford Australia testing a hybrid version of its Ford Ranger utility, destined for the US market. Our previous exclusive spy photographs of the Ford Ranger Raptor (pictured below) show an off-road skewed version of the Ranger. What we didn't realise at the time was that the vehicle pictured also had a port for plug-in hybrid connectivity...


2016 Ford Ranger Raptor and Ranger FX4 trademarks registered — spied testing locally?
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2016 Ford Ranger Raptor and Ranger FX4 trademarks registered — spied testing locally?

Ford Australia has registered the Ford Ranger Raptor and Ford Ranger FX4 trademarks ahead of the revised Ford Ranger's local launch later this year. The trademarks, which were lodged on June 5, 2015 are for the trademarks Ford Ranger Raptor, Ranger Raptor and Ranger FX4...