Ford Bronco Raptor
These are exciting times for Ford Bronco and fans of the recently reintroduced SUV. First, deliveries of the 2021 models have been taking place, giving new owners something to cheer about. Now, Ford has announced that there will be a new Bronco Raptor to go alongside the Ford F-150 of the same Paleontogic name. This makes it likely it will slot it alongside the F-150 in its off-roading capabilities to separate itself from the Badlands and Wildrak editions. Here is what else to expect.
Ford Bronco Raptor Trim Levels
Early details indicate the new Bronco Raptor will be available only in four-door editions and limited to two trim levels, a base model and a more upscale edition. The higher trim level is anticipated to include a wealth of luxuries and technology, like a wireless charging pad, adaptive cruise control, and a heated steering wheel. Stepping up to the higher trim level will also provide owners access to Bronco’s Lux package of features that includes a 12” screen infotainment system and a full 360 degree camera system.
The Bronco Raptor pays more attention to interior acoustics with more sound-proofing and sound-deadening materials and an upgraded 10 speaker audio system.
One thing we’ve learned about the reintroduction of the Bronco, is that choices and trim levels have been limited. That is still somewhat true of the new Ford Bronco Raptor. Consumers will have a selection of three exterior colors to choose from.
The Bronco Raptor mimics the Ford F-150 Raptor in its ability to travel a little farther from paved roads. The Raptor is raised a bit higher and offers a wider track. Chassis components have been upgraded with skid plates strategically placed in abundance. Giant, optional 37” tires add to the Raptors’ capabilities and its impressive, aggressive appearance. Even the front bumper has been raised.
The new Ford Bronco Raptor is available in a choice of two Ford EcoBoost power plants. There is a 2.3 liter, 4 cylinder engine that generates 300 hp. In addition, there’s the 2.7 liter V6 engine that delivers 330 horsepower. The engines are paired with a 10 speed automatic transmission. Rumors of a larger, more powerful engine will have to remain just that for now.
The Story Continues
With its large oversized fenders, tall, aggressive stance, well-protected undercarriage and large wheels, the story of the re-emergence of the Bronco continues with the addition of the Ford Bronco Raptor, but it is likely far from complete. What is your place in the story? Plan a test drive and be one of the first to experience the new Bronco Raptor.