For quite some time, rumors about a Raptor version of the Ford Bronco have been going around. However, the Blue Oval remained quiet about it, neither confirming nor denying anything. Today, it seems they want to clear the air once and for all.
Ford has officially announced that a Bronco Raptor is in the works, and it will be arriving next year. Best of all, Ford has also released a short teaser video of the Baja-prepped SUV.
There's not much to learn about the Bronco Raptor in the video, but it does show the SUV's front fascia. From a glance, there doesn't seem to be anything different. But take a closer look at the video again, and you'll notice the grille now spells out FORD instead of BRONCO. It's similar to other Raptor models, like the F-150 and the Ranger. There are also new orange LED daytime running lights instead of white, similar to the F-150 Raptor.
That's all Ford confirmed at the moment. There's still no word what changes will be made to the Raptor over the standard Bronco. Assuming it's similar to the F-150 and Ranger Raptors, expect it to have upgraded suspension components, including Fox Racing dampers. To match the uprated suspension, there could also be chunkier tires and revised bumpers.
Under the hood, the Bronco is available with either a 2.3-liter inline-four or a 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost engine. The most powerful variant packs 310 horsepower and is paired with either a 10-speed automatic or a 7-speed manual. The Bronco Raptor could get a more powerful engine similar to what Ford did with the F-150.
More information about the Bronco Raptor should be released in the coming months. But the big question remains: will Ford Philippines offer it here once it's available? Considering they already sell the Shelby GT500 locally, we hope they decide to offer the Bronco Raptor as well.