Even though we won’t see the new 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor at least until 2018, we already have some useful information. The upcoming off-road beast from Ford will have all the features of the previous models and a good number of notable upgrades. Ever since its first release in 2010, the Raptor has been regarded as one of the best high-performance, off-road pickup trucks. To continue this tradition, Ford’s engineers have decided to build upon the winning formula, not change it. All in all, the upcoming truck will be more capable, powerful, as well as technically advanced.
2019 Ford F-150 Raptor – Exterior Design and Look
On the outside, the 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor will not feature any drastic changes. For the most part, it will look pretty much like the previous models. However, in order to improve its performance and give it a fresher appearance, the Ford has opted for a number of small changes. The most obvious of these changes is a notable weight reduction. Thanks to the heavy use of aluminum, the Raptor will shed almost 400 pounds. This will improve its fuel efficiency, as well as its overall performance. In addition, the truck will also feature a brand-new chassis, made from high-strength steel.
The Ford claims that this platform will be the strongest one in the entire F-Series lineup. Apart from the new chassis and less weight, the new Raptor will also come with a few subtle design changes. These will include a refreshed front fascia, a more aggressive three-bar grille, new LED headlights and taillights, and a reworked rear bumper.
Interior Features and Design
Inside, the 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor will offer plenty of room and comfort, as well as a touch of luxury and style. The driver and the passengers will have plenty of headroom and legroom. In addition, they can also expect a very comfortable experience, thanks to the new, fully adjustable seats. These seats will come fully covered in leather and will feature heating and ventilation functions. The Raptor’s cabin will receive some updates in the form of new, high-quality materials and a slightly redesigned dashboard. Its controls are logically placed and well labeled, while the gauge cluster is customizable and capable of providing a wealth of information. Technology-wise, the 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor will feature an upgraded SYNC 3 infotainment system, with an 8-inch touchscreen display and the MyFord touch suite. The customers can also expect a quality sound system and a bevy of safety measures and systems.
Engine Specs and Performance
The upcoming 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor will come with a single engine variant. This is going to be a 3.5-liter twin turbo V-6 engine, which will be capable of producing 450 horsepower and a max torque of 510 lb-ft. With it, the newest Raptor will be capable of reaching a top speed of 107 mph and go from 0 to 62 mph in around 5.1 seconds. When it comes to its fuel efficiency, it is rated at 15/18 mpg. The engine will come coupled with a 10-speed automatic gearbox, for a smooth power transmission.
Availability Date and Price
Although nothing has been confirmed so far, we can expect the upcoming 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor to hit the markets by mid-2018. Its starting price will most likely be no less than $50.000.