When it comes to four-wheel-drive (4WD) trucks, the only use we can find for them in Bangladesh is either for hauling goods or for other official purposes. Off-road segment vehicles for personal use have not been able to attract sufficient customers yet.
Off-road truck driving – contemplated to be a very challenging task while transporting goods from one place to another through risky terrains, is also considered as a hobby or a sport by many thrill-seeking truck enthusiasts.
Though the general concept of off-road truck driving does not exist in Bangladesh, it is safe to say that almost every driver in this country has driven vehicles on roads which are not less than any off-road track. And to further enhance the off-road experience, the Ford Ranger Raptor 2020 might just be the perfect toy.
Ford's 4x4 trucks from the Ranger Raptor series are not built just to haul goods, it delivers quality performance and comfortability off-road. The cargo-bed of the Raptor, however, is smaller in size compared to other trucks.
AG Automobiles – authorised dealer of Ford, will soon be bringing the 2.0 Bi Turbo Ranger Raptor 2020 to Bangladesh. So, if you are planning your next trip to the hill tracts of Chittagong after the Covid-19 pandemic eases down, you can rely on this variant's precise terrain management system.
Its six preset driving modes – Baja, sport, weather, mud/sand, rock crawl, and normal, can ensure that the truck goes through any type of road without putting any stop to your trip. The driving modes' precision is backed by the 33-inch BFGoodrich tyres which are suitable for all terrains.
This beast is powered by Ford's latest high-tech 2.0L Bi-Turbo four-cylinder diesel engine. Its 1996cc along with the twin-turbocharged technology can deliver a maximum power of 157kW and torque of 500Nm.
It is tamed by its 10-speed automatic transmission which suits all types of shifting. However, compared to the six-speed Tiptronic-style transmission that came with the earlier models, it might be less fun to play with. But the rocker switch mounted beside the gear lever allows the driver to easily lock out between gears - from 7th gear to 3rd – swiftly.
To further enhance control, the Ranger Raptor 2020 comes with an electronic stability programme that can tailor the drive no matter what condition you are in. The controls – rollover mitigation, hill launch assist, hill descent control, trailer sway control, and adaptive load control can smoothen the off-road, on-road, up-hill, down-hill drive, and reduce the risks of accidents.
On the inside, the Ranger Raptor 2020 can accommodate four passengers and the seating arrangement provides the maximum comfort. No matter how bumpy the ride is, its FOX racing suspensions can reduce the jumps and bumps on any terrain.
This fine-tuned beast has a very bold look. The brand's name on the front grille in block letters takes its appearance up a notch as well. All in all, it is packed with a lot of energy waiting to be unleashed on the roads.
The truck comes in five colours – metallic blue, metallic grey, solid white, metallic black, and solid red.
The Ford Ranger Raptor 2020 will soon be available for purchase in Bangladesh. To inquire about availability and pre-booking, you can reach out to the authorised dealers of Ford in Bangladesh - AG Automobiles, a subsidiary of Anwar Group. For details, call: 01678-693673.