Ford has started shipping its all-new 2017 F-150 Raptor – a high-performance off-road pickup truck – to customers in China, marking the first time any U.S.-built F-Series truck has been officially exported to China.
F-150 Raptor is a class of one among off-road performance vehicles, with a purpose-built engine, chassis, and suspension – all of which enable it to travel fast over challenging desert landscapes or crawl along a rocky terrain, from Baja to the Gobi Desert, according to the automaker.
Exported as a four-door SuperCrew model, the second-generation F-150 Raptor leverages the latest advanced technologies, including a military-grade, high-strength, aluminum alloy cab, while its body is uniquely composite. The all-new Raptor features an exclusive high-output version of the 3.5L EcoBoost engine, plus a Ford-built 10-speed automatic transmission and advanced six-mode Terrain Management System.
Other one-of-a-kind F-150 Raptor features include a Ford Performance-engineered high-strength steel frame with custom Fox Racing shocks with higher ground clearance, BFGoodrich off-road tires, and full dual performance exhaust system.
The F-150 Raptor is one of more than 12 new Ford Performance vehicles coming by 2020. It joins Ford GT, Focus RS, Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R in a growing Ford Performance lineup.
The all-new Ford F-150 Raptor is built at Dearborn Truck Plant in North America.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet