After the introduction of 2010 F-150 Raptor, Ford set up an elevated high standard for factory-performance and off-road trucks. This design and technology presented the ferocious side of the Ford-150. Now, the next generation of F-150 Raptor is revealed in 2015 NAIAS (North American International Auto Show) in Detroit which is 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor.
This new model is embedded with remarkable enhanced features that were not seen before in any other model of off-road trucks. Ford-150 is excelled for deserts, as its wide body stable design and strong hood and bumper makes it the best choice for both off and on road drive. This smart off road truck is made of carbon fiber and military grade aluminum alloy giving a strong feel to the driver. As compared to its predecessor, this model has more height and width, it is 75.2 inches high and 79.9 inches wide.
The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor can be called as an all terrain vehicle because it is equipped with the new terrain management technology which facilitates the driver to choose from different modes of environmental conditions for driving such as mud, sand or snow. The new 2017 F-150 Raptor has a strong bumper with an octagonal shaped grill. For improved performance rear and front canisters diameter is increased from 2.5 inches to 3 inches. The 17 inches steel wheels, KO2 all terrain tires, unique fenders and solid axle complement the overall strong look of this high performance pick up. Trail visibility is made better by furnishing the F-150 Raptor 2017 with advanced camera and LED lighting technology.
This smart next-generation Raptor is equipped with more advanced and driver friendly interior features. Its new color schemed seats are more comfortable than the previous Raptor and the interior is equipped with powerful steering wheel and a 360 degree angle camera which provides clear visibility, better navigation and parking guidance. Light control auxiliary switches are mounted on the roof, so the driver can reach them easily. With the advanced paddle shifters, the driver can shift the ten speed transmission manually. The F-150 Raptor is also accompanied with improved infotainment system cup holders and digital cluster instrument.
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Engine
This Ford F-150 Raptor 2017 has an engine more powerful in horse power and torque than the previous 6.2L V8 Raptor engine. The strong pick up will be powered with a new 3.5 liter second generation EcoBoost engine and the V6 engine will be paired up with automatic ten speed gear box. The previous Ford model was producing 411 hp and 434lb.ft of torque but this powerful turbo engine is supposed to produce more output than its predecessor. The estimated fuel consumption is around 20 mpg.
Raptor Price and Availability
The Ford F-150 Raptor is revealed first in 2015 in auto show. But it will be available in fall 2016 publically as 2017 model. Its final price in not disclosed by Ford but 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor price is expected to be around 50.000 dollars. Due to its strong, durable aluminum body and magnificent features, this upcoming model from Ford is supposed to set its supremacy in the truck line up.