2018 Ford Raptor is almost on its way and there will be new features that are going to amaze buyers. After the debut of 2015 Ford F- 150, there was great excitement for more than 18 months.
Ford has again surprised the market with one more truck. This is the redesigned 2018 Raptor. An enormous truck is now getting ready for its debut. There will be drastic changes in the exterior of the vehicle in comparison to the existing model. With the incorporation of aluminum bodywork in association with high-strength steel frame, it is going to be lighter. There will be raised bumpers offer outstanding approach and the LED technology appears in the new headlamps.
What changes will get 2018 Ford Raptor on its look?
The 2018 Ford Raptor is going to be lightweight comparing its last model. This is thankfully due to the ‘Baja’, the military grade steel and the aluminum use. The fuel consumption also will get reduced. On the exteriors the front fascia will not change much. The grille will be in black chrome with a front fender in heavy duty and LED headlights. There is redesigning in the LED taillights and a tailgate is larger than ever before. The next generation of Raptor will accentuate a comparable body assembled with aluminum boards and the swells will accomplish new HID headlights to appear more prominent. The design of the new Raptor will be as its predecessor, but is expected to be widened by 6 inches and so it will be stable even on rough terrains.
Interior review shows us same luxury details as before
The new Ford Raptor 2018 cabin looks stylish featuring black leather and aluminum accents. There is a large 8-inch touchscreen on the dashboard accessing blind spot monitoring system, 4G- internet, rear view camera and other features. There will not be many refreshments in respect to technology and most of everything will be inherited from its previous model. The inner part will have signs of improvement with astounding materials presenting a plentiful room and extraordinary solace. Buyers can expect cutting edge characteristics and first class specs.
SYNC3 connectivity system will be available with new Raptor. It offers entertainment system and communication with voice activation. This system has smartphone integration with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay applications for better integration. This big pickup truck must come with 360-view degree camera that has split view on display for better maneuverability.
Still same power and mpg for the new Ford Raptor 2018 V8
The new Ford Raptor 2018 will be controlled by Ecoboost V-6 motor that was presented with 2017-year model. This twin-turbocharged engine delivers up to 450 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and torque of 510 lb-ft at 3,500 rpm. This engine will come mated to 10-speed automatic transmission. For manual shifting there will be magnesium paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel.
The drivetrain will be equipped with Terrain Management System that automatically distribute power and torque for better performance and traction on slippery terrain. There are six different driving modes for optimum performance: Normal, Weather, Mud and Sand, Rock Crawl and Steering Modes. The EPA rating is not available, but Ford should keep fuel economy on predecessor`s figures. That means that the Raptor will be good for 15 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway. This numbers gets 16 mpg of combined fuel economy.
An alternate decision for a motor may be the V8 Ecoboost that Ford may introduce into the Mustang models in the future and is a motor that may give Raptor an exceptional force, despite the fact it is averse to happen. Fantastic execution this model gets from 6.2 L V8 motor with 411 hp. The motor is equipped to a six-rate programmed transmission.
2018 Ford Raptor price and release date
As per unofficial speculations the starting price of 2018 Ford Raptor should be around $55,000 dollars, though the upper limit is unknown. The second half of 2017 is expected for the release. This cost is taking into consideration the current F-150 Raptors cost. The new design of the new Ford Raptor 2018 assures more balanced look with the vehicle sitting on 17 inch wheels.