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2018 Ford F-150 Raptor sees value hikes

Ford was undoubtedly onto factor when it launched the unique F-150 SVT Raptor nearly a decade in the past.

The desert-racing pickup truck is now into its second technology and it is priced fairly a bit larger than the unique.

Per Vehicles Direct, Ford’s newest order guides for the 2018 F-150 vary reveals a beginning value of $52,170 for the Raptor Tremendous Cab and $55,155 for the Raptor Tremendous Crew. Each figures embrace a $1,495 vacation spot cost.

That makes the second-gen Raptor fairly a bit dearer than when it first arrived for 2017, at which era it was priced from $49,520. It additionally makes the truck dearer than when gross sales of the 2018 mannequin first began, at which era it was priced from $51,080.

Our recommendation can be to carry off in case you have been contemplating a Raptor and wait till Ford begins taking orders for the 2019 mannequin. That is as a result of the 2019 Raptor receives some substantial updates together with new electronically managed Fox shock absorbers that use sensors within the suspension and physique and repeatedly adjusts damping in real-time to swimsuit the situations. There are additionally new Recaro seats and extra coloration choices to select from.

All Raptors proceed to function a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 pumping out 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to a 10-speed computerized and a complicated all-wheel-drive system.

We have reached out to Ford for touch upon the Raptor’s value rises and can replace the publish after we hear again.

Be aware, it isn’t simply the Raptor that has seen some value hikes halfway via the present mannequin 12 months. The range-topping F-150 Restricted now begins at $62,855 for the 4×2 and $66,280 for the 4×4. Each costs embrace vacation spot and are up $610 on pricing at first of the 2018 mannequin 12 months.

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