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Ford Ranger Raptor design patent confirms North American launch

Ford is yet to officially confirm the existence of a Ranger Raptor for the North American market, but documents filed with IP Australia referencing an American design patent suggest its announcement is imminent. The long-awaited return of the Ranger to the USA was announced earlier this year, but left out any mention of the Raptor, which shares its four-wheel disc brakes with the American chassis, but picks up a coil-sprung suspension and a Watt's linkage instead of leaf springs...

Ford teases 'new performance vehicle' for Gamescom reveal

Ford of Europe has confirmed it will be revealing a "new performance vehicle" at the Gamescom convention in Cologne, Germany, which commences on August 21. Not much else has been officially confirmed about the new model, though the Blue Oval says the vehicle is "for drivers and gamers", that "promises to bring the fun back to on- and off-road driving"...

2019 Ford Ranger Raptor: Your top questions answered

We've been busy in the Northern Territory this week, testing the all-new Ford Ranger Raptor. While we were up there, we wanted to answer the questions you sent through via social media. If there's anything we missed that you're still interested in having answered, let us know in the comments below! MORE: 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor review MORE: Ford Ranger Raptor news, reviews, comparisons and videos...

Ford Ranger Raptor: Why can it only tow 2500kg?

  One of the biggest complaints most of you had – outside of engine performance – about the Ford Ranger Raptor launched in Darwin this week was the lack of towing capacity and payload. Why can't the Ranger Raptor tow or carry as much load as its counterparts? It mainly comes down to the suspension...

CarAdvice podcast 113: Paul Maric talks Ranger Raptor!

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Kez Casey and James Wong. In car news, former FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne has passed away, the Bugatti Chiron has been recalled for an airbag fix, and Vikram Pawah has been announced as the new BMW Group Australia CEO. Also, the 2019 Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan have been revealed...

Ford Ranger chief engineer: Safety is 'number one priority', AEB going range-wide

Even though the range-topping Ranger Raptor misses out on autonomous emergency braking, Ford's team responsible for developing the model locally says driver safety is top of its priorities list. After exclusively revealing it won't offer autonomous emergency braking on the Ranger Raptor last week, Ford has confirmed it's working on the technology, but faced technical challenges too steep to climb by the model's launch...

Ford Ranger Raptor warranty won't extend to stunt driving

If you've been following our coverage of the Ford Ranger Raptor, you may notice a familiar theme – it does jumps. But, don't expect to be covered by the warranty if you break it. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor in Darwin this week, chief engineer for the Ford Ranger Raptor, Damien Ross, said that the company is using this opportunity to demonstrate – not encourage – 'stunt driving'...

Ford Ranger Raptor: "People wouldn't even consider" EcoBoost V6

Ford's head of product development for Asia Pacific has explained that there isn't a market for a diesel or petrol V6 in the Ranger Raptor, which is why it wasn't considered as part of the product plan. The massive hype behind the Ranger Raptor took a slight hit when Ford announced a 2...

Ford Ranger Raptor to miss out on critical safety technology

Ford has confirmed  the all-new Ford Ranger Raptor will miss out on AEB, a critical safety technology, despite it being available in other, cheaper Ranger models. Carrying a price tag of $74,990 (before on-road costs), CarAdvice can reveal the Ranger Raptor won't get Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) or radar cruise control...

2016-17 Ford Ranger recalled – UPDATE

UPDATE, 21/6/18: Ford Australia has expanded this recall, and has announced parts are now available to rectify the fault. See article for more details. Ford Australia has issued a recall for 73,000 Ranger utes, over concerns a buildup of debris on the vehicle's underbody could pose a fire risk...

2018 Ford Ranger, Everest recalled for steering fix

Ford Australia has recalled the 2018 Everest and Ranger, over concerns the intermediate steering shaft weld might not be to specification. According to the company, the potentially dodgy weld could make the steering column detach from the steering gear. If that happens, there's a risk the driver will lose steering, increasing the risk of accident or injury...