The new generation of the world’s most popular pickup truck is here. As we expected, it has brought mostly evolutionary changes, with continued improvement in terms of capability, performance and comfort. Now that the new model is here, it’s time for upgraded versions to come. Of course, the first one that comes to mind is the 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor, which will come by the end of this year. We count on lots of upgrades over the standard model, but the most notable change compared to the previous generation will be the new engine.
We presume that Ford engineers will use the same formula as for the previous generation. In other words, this pickup will come with various upgrades compared to base models. Things like upgraded suspension, higher ground clearance and other off-road hardware are what we expect to see in the new model. Naturally, the 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor will also come with lots of styling details that will accentuate its performance character.
2022 Ford F-150 Raptor Redesign
Of course, the 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor will be based on the new generation of the pickup. Compared to the previous generation, the new model doesn’t come with any radical changes. This is rather an evolution of the previous model, which has brought some revolutionary technologies and design solutions. In the case of Raptor, we count on the same design approach as in the previous model.
In other words, this model will come with lots of upgrades. First of all, there is the mechanical aspect of the truck and the first thing that comes to mind is suspension. You may count on a similar off-road setup, with new shocks, higher ground clearance, more travel etc. The list of features will also include off-road goodies like locking rear differential, off-road tires, standard four-wheel drive, skid plates and more.
Naturally, we also expect to see several exclusive styling details, which will accentuate the model’s high-performance character. The look will be based on the new generation, emphasized with lots of blacked details, including a unique grille design. Furthermore, you may count on black plastics around the truck, black wheels, massive off-road tires, unique graphics etc.
On the inside, we expect to see a couple of unique details as well. Of course, the most notable will be a new upholstery, while we also count on new seats with unique stitching. Furthermore, a couple of “Raptor” badges are also expected, while a long list of standard equipment should make the cabin look more upscale.
The 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor will benefit from the novelties that were introduced with the recent redesign. The dashboard design will be pretty much the same, and this includes the new, pretty massive infotainment screen as well, along with other tech goodies.
2022 Ford F-150 Raptor Engines
This is definitely the most interesting aspect of the 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor. We are about to see a new engine option in the offer. That will be a 5.2-litre supercharged V8, the same one that can be found in Shelby GT500. In this case, the max output will go around 700 horsepower, which clearly indicates that Ford is aiming for Rebel TRX with this engine.
The new version will come as the 2022 F-150 Raptor R. On the other hand, the standard version will probably continue without changes under the hood. You may count on a familiar 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost engine, which puts out around 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque.
Both engines will come in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission, with standard four-wheel drive.
2022 Ford F-150 Raptor Release Date and Price
The 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor should hit the market by the end of 2021. When it comes to the price, the standard version should go around 55.000 dollars. On the other hand, the Raptor R will probably go over 70.000 dollars.