Ford confirms the Raptor version of Bronco, though details remain thin.
Ford has officially teased and thus confirmed the Bronco Raptor. It’s not exactly a surprise as the upcoming model has already been spied testing and widely speculated for months, however, we now see the first official teaser of a car that will not come to Australia…
Ford Australia has already ruled the model out, although Ford boss Jim Farley did tell us over the weekend that Europe is firmly on the cards as an export market. Unfortunately, the right-hand drive UK seems to be ruled out meaning it is very unlikely to come here anytime soon.
Ford’s boss also posted the teaser image to his Twitter account in a short video. It’s a peek but it is not much more at what’s lurking elsewhere, with the four-door bodystyle shown having new LED headlights, grille, and new taillights. We’d expect a boost in power with the rumoured 3.0L twin-turbo V6 petrol engine producing around 300kW and 560Nm, which is plenty for a capable off-roader.
In the wilderness, the Bronco Raptor should benefit from improvements in wheels and tyres, raised suspension with new components and underbody armour, among other enhancements. There will likely be a Baja mode as per the Ranger Raptor too.
The Bronco has so far been a huge success in the US, selling out of stock and now on backorder into next year. Europe might well be the next market but as we well know now, Australians will completely miss out on the popular Blue Oval off-roader.