The 2022 Ford Ranger Raptor to Head Stateside With An Unexpected Engine
Ford has denied us the pleasure of having the Ranger Raptor in the U.S. for a very long time. It reached a point where aftermarket companies started offering customization packages for the standard ranger to fill that void. Numerous rumors have surfaced in the past regarding the Ranger Raptor’s debut here in the States, but none of them came true.
Similar news has surfaced again, but this time with some evidence. Our friends at Carexpert.com.au have informed us that the Ranger Raptor is coming to the States and will be powered by a V-6, turbocharged gasoline engine. Is this good news or what!
New Ford Video Gives Us Our Best Look Yet at the Bronco
Ford is doing everything under the sun to hype the upcoming Bronco that’s set to be unveiled in less than a week. The company has been posting pictures and videos on its Instagram handle, revealing something new every day.
Now Ford has posted a video on YouTube that reveals the Bronco almost entirely. The video shows the Bronco in its comfort zone – the wild and the woods – and further cements its credibility as a hardcore off-roader.
Dumbest Move of the Week: The Bronco Name Will Be a Sub-Brand
The highly anticipated arrival of the Ford Bronco is officially scheduled for July 13, and while we already know that Ford is revealing three models of the Bronco — the two-door, four-door, and the Bronco Sport compact crossover - we didn’t expect the Bronco to be more than just a model within Ford’s SUV lineup.
That’s not the case because “Bronco” will be more than that; it will be its own comprehensive sub-brand under the Ford umbrella, complete with its own unique “Built Wild” tag line. While this comes as surprising news for a lot of people, it’s not that surprising if you think about the heritage of the “Bronco” name as far as Ford is concerned. The Blue Oval’s trying to milk that heritage for what it’s worth, which brings us to where we are now.
New Leaked Image Shows Us What the 2021 Ford Bronco Looks Like With Its Top Off
Ford is going all guns blazing leading to the unveiling event. From starting an official page on Instagram just a month before its debut to planning long-slot commercials well in advance, Ford is giving the reincarnated moniker the royal treatment it deserves. The planning is so intricate that even the reveal plan for the Bronco is planned well in advance.
According to Bronco6g, Ford will be releasing a teaser showing the silhouette of all the different body types – including the two-door version – of the Bronco on July 6. Not just this; the image that will be posted is also leaked on the forum!
Can You Make Out Anything New in the Latest Teaser Images of the 2021 Ford Bronco?
Ford is doing an excellent job of keeping up with all the hype surrounding the upcoming 2021 Bronco. The SUV is less than two weeks away from its launch and teasers are coming out more frequently.
The company started an Instagram page for the Bronco a couple of days back and has already posted a video where you can hear the Bronco grunting and rumbling on mountainous roads, and now, it has released a set of images showing the SUV’s front end.
Ford Kicks Things Up a Notch With Three Off-Road Packages for the 2019-2020 Ranger Pickup
Ford Ranger owners must be happy with all the packages available for the truck lately. A couple of months back, Ford introduced a package that gave the Ranger extra horses and torque. Even Roush started offering a suspension kit for the newer models of the truck. Now, Ford has decided to introduce three new factory off-road packages for the mid-size pickup truck. These kits will be available for the 2019 and 2020 models and offer cosmetic, software, and hardware upgrades.
Chevy’s Pushrod LS Crate Engine Finally Has Some Competition From Ford
Ford’s iconic pushrod V-8 engine, the Windsor, was discontinued in 2000 after almost 40 years on the market, leaving the Modular engine as the main mill across the entire lineup. From the Mustang to the F-Series trucks, this engine has powered almost every vehicle with a Ford or Lincoln badge since 1990.
The Blue Oval then revived the pushrod engine in 2019 in the form of a 7.3-liter V-8 dubbed Godzilla. Originally offered in the fourth-generation F-250 truck, the mill is now available as a crate engine. And it’s Ford’s long-awaited answer to General Motor’s LS crate engine, also a cam-in-block pushrod design.
Falling For the Ford Mach-E’s 84-Month Financing Deal Will Cost You BIG Money
Order books for the 2021 Ford Mach-E have finally opened, and it’s being offered with a number of financing options – including an 84-month “deal.” That sounds intriguing, right? After all, that has to make for a much smaller payment than, say, 48 month financing. There’s a big catch, here, though, and it’s almost worthy of being called a scam. That 84-month financing deal, isn’t actually a deal at all, and will end up costing you ridiculous amounts of money.
Everything You Need To Know About The 2021 Ford F-150
The wait is finally over. This is arguably the biggest debut of the year. With the current-gen in the loop for almost five years, Ford has decided to bring in the fourteenth generation of the world’s best-selling pickup truck, the F-150.
The reveal is even more important because the rivals are catching up in terms of sales and Ford might risk losing the crown of being the best-seller which it’s been holding for over four decades now. Unlike the structural changes that were introduced in the last generation change, this time, Ford has doubled down on technology and a lot of new tech features are now available on the truck.
From the initial impressions, does the 2021 Ford F-150 feel better than the model it replaces? It certainly does.
Ford Mach-E And Hands-Free Driving - Safer Than Your Typical Mustang Driver?
Ford has gotten noticeably aggressive in the last couple of years. Apart from the regular updates in its lineup, the company is working on its most-important product, the Ford F-150, as well as developing the most-anticipated return of the year, the Bronco, simultaneously. Recently, the company took a dig at Jeep Wrangler by calling the Bronco superior, and now it is picking a fight with Tesla by competing directly with the Model Y in offering hands-free driving on the Mustang Mach-E from next year.
Carlex Design Has Made the Ford Ranger Look Way Tougher Than It Really Is
Ford Ranger is a capable truck and sells in decent numbers. It is also quite popular amongst aftermarket companies that give it their own twists and tweaks inside-out. The latest iteration of the pickup truck comes from Carlex Design.
The company’s European arm laid its hands on the Raptor and made it look a lot tougher than it actually is. The images were uploaded on the company’s Facebook page and you can see how the calm, sedate-looking truck is transformed to look like a beast. A few changes are made to the cabin as well, but the mechanicals have been left untouched. Do you like it?
Ford Shoots Itself In the Foot As It Claims the 2021 Bronco Will Be "Superior" To the Jeep Wrangler
It was no secret that Ford was building its Bronco keeping the Jeep Wrangleras its benchmark. The Wrangler has dominated the off-road scene for as long as one can remember. Ford didn’t enter the fray to take a share of the pie; it came to take the whole goddamn pie! As if all the antics weren’t “subtle” enough, Ford’s COO was quoted saying the Bronco is “a much superior product” when pitted against the Jeep Wrangler. Smack talk, Ford? Seriously? Are we in high school?
Watch This Restored 1969 Ford F-100 Burn Rubber In One Of The Longest Burnouts We’ve Seen From A Truck
There are two types of restoration enthusiasts – one who dials back the clock and restores the vehicles to its former self, and one who gives the vehicles a new lease of life that’s generally on the extreme end of the wild-side spectrum. Here’s one gentleman who believes in the latter school of thought. This man has restored a 1969 Ford F-100 with 1,000 ponies under the hood. In this video by AutotopiaLA, you can see the owner smoke the roads with some pretty long burnouts. After all, that is what this truck was built for, right?
2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty Highboy Package by Long McArthur Ford
Trucks seem to the hot favorites for aftermarket companies to work on. For people with deep pockets, there are companies like Hennessey and Roush. But, when you’re on a budget, you’d prefer to stick to the accessories and packages sold by the automaker itself. One Ford dealer that has gone above and beyond the factory packages is Long McArthur. The Salina, Kansas-based dealership has created many special editions in the past, like the F-150 Cattleman Edition and the F-150 Sidewinder.
Now, the company has revived one of its old packages that would give the perfect, evocative feel to the 2020 F-250. Called the Highboy, this package is based on the namesake Ford trucks sold in the 60s and 70s. This year didn’t start on a good note anyway; so, why not dial it back and live with the retro vibes?
This New Suspension Lift Kit Is Exactly What Your 2019-2020 Ford Ranger Needs
Ford is not bringing the Ranger Raptorto the States and aftermarket companies are capitalizing on this vacuum. They are selling equipment for the Ranger that offers them Raptor-like performance and drive. The most popular products are the ones used in the Ranger Raptor as well.
The Ranger Raptor and the F-150 Raptor benefit from Fox shocks, and Roush is here to offer the same for the 2019-2020 Ranger. Roush Performance is offering a new lift kit that could transform your Ranger into a truck with the Raptor’s off-roading capabilities… well, to an extent.
Ford’s Alliance With Volkswagen Means the Next Ford EV Will Be a Badge-Engineered ID4 Crossover
The Ford-Volkswagen alliance has been brewing for a couple of years now. Things started looking stale in between, but it looks like everything is getting back on track.
According to Ford Authority, the alliance between the two automakers is expected to be finalized by the end of June. Also, the German automaker’s board has approved several projects, one of which is a new Ford electric vehicle that will be underpinned by Volkswagen’s MEB platform. Do you think it will be a badge-engineered ID.4 crossover?
Ken Block Drifts An 8,000-Pound Ford F-450 Dually Because Of Course He Can
Ken Block is the G.O.A.T when it comes to drifting. Give this man any vehicle with four wheels, an engine, a transmission, and a steering wheel and he’ll drift it; in this case, six wheels. It doesn’t matter how big or small the vehicle is. For some reason, Ken Block thought drifting an F-450 dually would be fun. It sounds absurd and laughable, but he managed to drift an 8,000-pound truck like it was some customized hatch.
The 2021 Ford F-150 Will Debut in Less Than a Month - Here’s What We Know
Amidst all the news surrounding the F-150’s delayed production, the company shutting down its factory after reopening it, and the delay in the Bronco and Mach-E’s production, there is finally some good news. Ford has revealed the 2021 Ford F-150’s debut date – 25 June, 2020. The information comes to light through a tweet by Ford’s communications manager, Mike Levine.
Watch in Amazement As The 2021 Ford Bronco Takes On The Wild With Ease
The 2021 Ford Bronco has been spotted on multiple occasions, but this time, we get to see it in action. The Bronco Nation uploaded a video of the two-door and four-door Broncos having some fun in the Georgia mud. The short clip features three Broncos in their camouflaged avatars, showing off their off-roading prowess. The video is more than a blurred leak or a spy shot and gives a good idea of how the Bronco would do in its natural habitat.
Ford F-150 Raptor Rendering Looks Good In All the Right Places
The F-150 Raptor was without any serious competition in its niche so far, but now Ram has come up with the Rebel TRX, or popularly known as the “Raptor-killer”. To make sure it survives the onslaught from its rival, Ford will have to take steep measures to make the truck look more desirable.
One of the ways to do that would be to give it aesthetics upgrades, and here’s a set of renderings that do exactly that. Rendering artist Mo Aoun has imagined the F-150 Raptor, and it looks sharper and much distinct from the actual model.
Ford Is About to Do Unthinkable Things to the Mustang And Bronco Names
I think Ford doesn’t remember how annoyed purists and enthusiasts were when the automaker slapped the Mustang moniker to the Mach-E.
The car was set to be the company’s first pure EV, so it didn’t need the Mustang badge to be relevant. As if this wasn’t enough, Ford has now decided to make the Mustang a sub-brand. This means the company plans to sell Mustang-branded vehicles in the future. To add to the misery, the Bronco will be made a sub-brand too. Why is Ford giving us multiple reasons to hate it?