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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...

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Ford teases 'new performance vehicle' for Gamescom reveal
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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"...


Poll: 2018 Ranger Raptor rolls the Mercedes-Benz X350d
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Poll: 2018 Ranger Raptor rolls the Mercedes-Benz X350d

It might not have V6 power, but the Ford Ranger Raptor has held sway over the Mercedes-Benz X350d in our latest poll, winning 55 per cent of the vote. More than 2000 people got involved in the head-to-head, with the Blue Oval's narrow victory suggesting pumped-up looks and crazy off-road ability are worth more than a three-pointed star at the top end of the dual-cab ute market...


2019 Ford Ranger Raptor: Your top questions answered
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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?
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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...


Ford Ranger chief engineer: Safety is 'number one priority', AEB going range-wide
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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
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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 Everest Raptor on the cards
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Ford Everest Raptor on the cards

With the hype behind the Ranger Raptor, Ford is considering the option of offering an extra off-road version of the related Everest SUV with similar attributes. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the Ranger Raptor in Darwin this week, Ford's vice president of product development for Asia Pacific, Trevor Worthington, said that it can't be ruled out at this stage...


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


2019 Ford Ranger Raptor review
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2019 Ford Ranger Raptor review

It's big, brash and billed as Ford's answer to the performance dual-cab ute. But, does the Ford Ranger Raptor live up to its name? Paul Maric finds out.


Ford Ranger Raptor to miss out on critical safety technology
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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...


Ford Mustang confirmed for Supercars series, Ford Performance hits Australia
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Ford Mustang confirmed for Supercars series, Ford Performance hits Australia

Ford has announced the launch of Ford Performance  sub-brand in Australia, backed by the news the 2018 Mustang will be homologated for the 2019 Supercars season. The first Ford Performance-branded models to touch Australian soil will be the 2018 Mustang and hotly-anticipated Ranger Raptor...


The week's top news stories, April 15
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The week's top news stories, April 15

The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks. To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here...


CarAdvice podcast 98: Three-up in the BMW M140i for 700km!
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CarAdvice podcast 98: Three-up in the BMW M140i for 700km!

Mike Costello and Mike Stevens join Mandy Turner this week. In car news, the Ford Focus has been revealed, along with the Audi A6 Avant. Also, pricing and details have been released for the Lexus LS and Ford Ranger Raptor. Plus, the BMW M2 Competition has been leaked, and the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is headed Down Under...


Ford Ranger Raptor pricing announced – UPDATE
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Ford Ranger Raptor pricing announced – UPDATE

Update (25/5/18): The Ranger Raptor has been confirmed for a September launch. Ford Australia has announced pricing for the hotly-anticipated Ranger Raptor, with proceedings to kick off at $74,990 before on-road costs when it arrives in showrooms later this year. That means the range-topping Ranger comes in at $13,200 more expensive than the current Wildtrak, and $6500 more than the Volkswagen Amarok V6 Ultimate...


Poll: 2018 Ford Ranger Raptor has its work cut out to win over the power-hungry
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Poll: 2018 Ford Ranger Raptor has its work cut out to win over the power-hungry

Ford's tough new Ranger Raptor has some hard yards ahead of it, if our latest poll is anything to go by. Revealed earlier this month, the Raptor debuts as the new hero model in Ford's popular Ranger line-up, more than two years after we first spied an early prototype in local testing...


The week's top news stories, February 18
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The week's top news stories, February 18

The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you're not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks. To make sure you haven't missed anything important, we've gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here...


CarAdvice podcast 90: Riding with Holden's Rob Trubiani in the Commodore VXR!
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CarAdvice podcast 90: Riding with Holden's Rob Trubiani in the Commodore VXR!

With Mandy Turner this week is Paul Maric and Mike Costello. In car news, Ford Mustang pricing and specs have been released, a Toyota Supra racer is headed for the Geneva motor show, Ford says focusing on the Ranger Raptor's cylinder count is “missing the point”, and Holden launches an online sales pilot...


Ford: Raptor to boost 4x4 Ranger sales further beyond HiLux
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Ford: Raptor to boost 4x4 Ranger sales further beyond HiLux

While the Ranger still trails the Toyota Hilux in overall sales, Ford will be hoping the all-new Raptor will help it pull further ahead of its Toyota rival in 4x4 sales. Last month, Ford sold 2892 4x4 Rangers – 12 more than Toyota sold 4x4 HiLuxes – for a 23.7 per cent share of the hotly-contested segment...


Ranger Raptor: Focusing on cylinder count is "missing the point"
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Ranger Raptor: Focusing on cylinder count is "missing the point"

What would the Ranger Raptor be like with a V6? To ask that question is to miss the point – at least according to Ford. The Ranger Raptor will arrive with a 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel under the bonnet, mated with a 10-speed automatic. With the boost from sequential turbos, the Raptor makes 157kW and 500Nm of torque...