2019 Ford F-150 Raptor

Many pickup-truck enthusiasts have dreamt about possessing a Ford F-150 Raptor some day. This vehicle has been made even more appealing with the introduction of the latest 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor truck. The new model gets some compelling tweaks and competes favorably with other Ford performance family members like Shelby 350/350R Mustang and GT supercar.

Images credit: Ford
2019 Ford F-150 Raptor

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor Redesign, Exterior

The truck receives some upgrades in its exterior design. This includes an improved tailgate design that has a ‘FORD’ or ‘F-150’ stamp below its center crease. The taillights have also been restyled. Some of its exterior colors include Race Red, Guard, and Lead Foot. New colors have also been introduced and they include Velocity Blue, Agate Black, and Ford Performance Blue. The updates on this truck are meant to give it more capacity to tackle smarter and tougher terrain.

Read: 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor

The exterior dimensions of this truck are expected to remain the same as its predecessor but slightly wider than its competitors. Its success will lie in its superb controls and incredible suspension (distance 13 inches/front and 13.9 inches/rear). The truck comes with the all-terrain 17-inch tires. Some of the standard features include a unique front bumper, solid skid plates, dual exhaust pipes, and daytime running lamps. Furthermore, it uses a new platform that is electronically controlled using the Live Valve technology.

Images credit: Ford

Ford F-150 Raptor 2019 Interior

The interior of this truck has attractive features and a functional layout typical of F-150 models. The upper dash has been made from soft-touch materials. A manual climate single-zone control is expected as the standard feature but you can still order for an automatic dual-zone unit. Like its predecessors, expect a leather-wrapped steering wheel. One key change in the 2019 F-150 Raptor interior is the use of the new Recaro sports seats. These seats use a blue design that has been inspired by its interior colors.

Read 2020 Ford Bronco is coming

There are several other changes that are meant to enhance its cosmetic look. A gigantic center-console shifter that appears like a switch is expected to reinstate the power of the truck to Jurassic Park. The standard entertainment features include the single CD AM/FM and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. There is also a SYNC system that comes with an AppLink. You can also order the premium B & O PLAY audio system and SYNC 3. To enhance convenience, the new Ford F-150 Raptor 2019 is expected to use a standard 4.2-inch productivity screen.

2019 F-150 Raptor Interior

Engine

The truck uses an EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 engine that is able to generate 450 hp and a torque of 540 lb-ft (est.). This engine is much faster than the V8 option used by its competitors. It has the capacity to move from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.1 seconds. Its transmission is a 10-speed automatic system that is paddle-shifted. There have been some considerable improvements, especially on its low-speed off-road performance.

A new trail control has been included to assist the drivers to steer through challenging conditions. Depending on the speeds and the driveline position, the trail control can be triggered. The new 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor has racing shocks that can be adjusted electronically to stiffen it while airborne. Standard features like rearview camera, roll stability control, and pressure monitoring system have been included to enhance safety.

Price and release date

The new F-150 Raptor is being constructed at the Dearborn Truck Plant and is expected to hit the showrooms towards the end of 2018. In terms of price, the truck is expected to cost around $50,115.

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor photos

Images credit: Ford

Spread the love
  • 2
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *