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    Ford Raptor Ranger to go hybrid

    Ford Raptor Ranger, the powerful elegant king of pick-up trucks. And what could you upgrade in a perfect beast, unless you add up an electric powertrain in it? Yes, you read that right. Raptor has been Ford’s global player, it’s sold all over the world. Rumors are that the pickup would get a brand new plug-in hybrid powertrain. This hasn’t been installed in any Ford product to date.

    The Raptor will be going to have a 2.3-liter turbocharged engine paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. An electric motor will support that would deliver a combined output of 362 horsepower (270 kilowatts) and 502 pound-feet (680 Newton-meters) of torque. The powertrain will be different from Ford’s 3.0- and 2.5-liter PHEV systems found in the new Explorer and Escape.

    Other than the electric motor, the raptor will be giving two more powertrains (diesel) options. A base 2.0-liter twin-turbo motor with 210 hp (157 kW). And a larger 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo diesel with 250 hp (186 kW) and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque. The Ford will discontinue the current 3.2-liter five-cylinder diesel.

    Technology-wise, the Ford will have Ford’s SYNC4 infotainment system with a 12.8-inch display on the center console. Ford will also have wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. It’ll be joined by another 10.25-inch screen, which will be positioned ahead of the driver’s sight – a layout that’s very similar to the interior of the Mustang Mach-E.

    Rishabh Chugh
    Rishabh Chugh
    An automobile engineer by profession, writer by heart.


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