Ford uses aluminum to design its new 2017 F-150 Raptor which curtailed 500 pounds from the truck’s weight.
The fuel consumption figures are not available yet, but it could have the mileage enhancement feature similar to the updated F-150 pickup recently launched with a newly aluminum body.
Touted as the Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker’s toughest off-roading pickup, the Raptor is 6 inches wider than the standard F-150.
Ford group vice president of global product development, Raj Nair said in a statement “When we created the first Raptor, we set out to prove vehicle performance isn’t just measured on the street or at the track–off-road can be even more fun. The original Raptor plus enhancements on the all-new F-150 set the bar for us to make the all-new Raptor better in every way.”
The new 2017 raptor has many updates including first dual exhaust, new 17-inch wheel, new all-wheel drive and calibration changes for performance enhancement. More comfort is added to the interior including three color options.
Dearborn truck plant will manufacture the new updated off-roader and equip it with second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine that will be exclusive to Raptor in the F-150 lineup.
While Ford hasn’t given specifications, it says the new powertrain will include an all-new 10-speed transmission to top the power and efficiency of the current 6.2-liter V8, which produces 411 horsepower and 434 pound-feet of torque.
The expected time for dealership is expected in fall 2016.