The Ford Bronco Raptor has been officially confirmed by the North American manufacturer as an extreme dune-bashing option for the 4×4 SUV that has been seeing impressive success in its local market. While details are scarce at the moment, Ford confirms that the new product will be available in 2022.
All we get from the teaser video for the Ford Bronco Raptor is a close-up shot of the LED headlamp, a piece of the Raptor grille and a rather flared-out wheel arch.
It’s expected that the Ford Bronco Raptor will sport the brand’s twin-turbocharged 3,0-litre V6 which offers 298 kW. It’s also probable that the brand may decide to install the larger 3,5-litre mill as found in the current F-150 Raptor. This example produces a more extreme 335 kW.
Other revisions made to the heritage off-roader will likely include a more capable set of tyres and an uprated suspension with a wider track.
Given the success of this new product, some reports suggest that the Ford Bronco range could be introduced into select international markets but sadly, a right-hand drive model still seems unlikely. The model has already been confirmed for areas such as the Middle East but the plants are struggling to keep up with demand.
When asked how well the Bronco would work in markets such as Europe, company CEO Jim Farley said, “Absolutely, it works. I see all these Defenders around – absolutely. I think it would work fine.”
Currently, the Ford Bronco has been a massive sales success with waiting lists for the two- or four-door models stretching well into 2022. The range currently consists of a 2,7-litre six-cylinder EcoBoost option with 242 kW and 563 N.m of torque and a 2,3-litre four-cylinder EcoBoost engine with 221 kW and 441 N.m.