AMERICAJR NETWORK :: COACH'S CORNER PRO SHOP :: SAND CREEK RECORDS :: LIFE MADE EASY

:: DETROIT, MICHIGAN USA << >> LIVE STOCK TICKER :: MESSAGE BOARDS ::
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

COPYRIGHT

© 2015 AmericaJR.com.
All Rights Reserved.

Unauthorized duplication or use of Text, Photos, Videos, Site Template, Graphics and or Site Design is Prohibited by Federal and International laws. See our Notice/Disclaimer and Privacy Policy.
 

AMERICAJR EMAIL

Email Login
Password
New users
sign up!

Detroit's Only FREE E-mail Provider

 
Find a Job
Keywords:
Location:
Job category:
 

FEATURED

 

FEATURED

Win a Pair of Advanced Screening Passes to see "Black or White"

Jan. 28, 2015

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

 

FEATURED

 

SPONSOR

<< News >>

2015 North American International Auto Show

 

 

2017 F-150 Raptor is Ford's toughest, smartest and most capable truck ever

 

PHOTO BY GLORIA RZUCIDLO / ©AMERICAJR.com

Redesigned, larger FOX Racing Shox with more suspension travel and all-new terrain management technology help F-150 Raptor tackle America’s toughest trails – from dry washes in the Mojave Desert to Moab’s rocky terrain to Michigan mud, sand and snow

 

by Jerome Rzucidlo
AmericaJR.com Web Team

 

Video coming soon...

|

DETROIT -- I talked to Tony Greco, Program Manager of the Ford Raptor, and he said that this 2017 Raptor 4 x 4 off-road vehicle, will go on sale late next year (2016). "It is the evolution of the wonderful aluminum F-150 from last year. It has an aluminum cab and box while the fenders and hood are composite. This is in line with our truck strategy--tough! The frame is made from high-strength steel and is unique to this application. It is very stable on the road and its a pretty nice ride for a truck," says Greco.

The Raptor comes in two models--a crew cab and a super cab. The truck always comes in a 4 x 4 with the option of 4 x 2. The engine is 3.5-liter EcoBoost producing 411 hp and 434 lb.-ft. of torque.

There is more horse power, more torque for better efficiency than the outgoing Raptor, and its 500 pounds lighter due to its aluminum body. They are coming forward with a 10-speed transmission. The Raptor comes with paddle shifters which shifts the 10-speed transmission. "I can't release numbers on fuel economy," says Greco.

"There is a new transfer case which sends power to the gears and you can manipulate the gears with a switch inside. If you're on sand, there is a sand mode; if you're in mud, there is a mud mode. The new smart terrain management system manipulates the transfer case, so you always have the right power in each of the wheels," added Greco.

There is LED lighting and a camera in the front of the vehicle for better visibility. It also comes with the next generation BF Goodrich tires. There are also two three-inch stainless steel true dual exhausts. There is no price point or gas mileage expectation as of yet. The Raptor will be manufactured at the Dearborn Truck Plant.

For more information about the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, visit www.ford.com.

Related Stories: Buick introduces its first convertible in 25 years -- the Cascada at the 2015 NAIAS; Evolving luxury vehicle market discussed at 27th SAA Auto Outlook Conference; GM CEO Mary Barra; Ryan Hunter-Reay wrap up 2015 Automotive News World Congress; 2016 Ford GT Conquers North American International Auto Show; Elon Musk encourages other automakers to join the electric vehicle revolution

 

 

 

PHOTO BY JEROME RZUCIDLO / ©AMERICAJR.com

Advanced LED lighting and camera technology contribute to improved visibility on the trail or street – day and night.

 

PHOTO BY GLORIA RZUCIDLO / ©AMERICAJR.com

The all-new Raptor also boasts its first-ever dual exhaust

 

PHOTO BY JEROME RZUCIDLO / ©AMERICAJR.com

This new Raptor comes in crew cab or super cab

 

PHOTO BY GLORIA RZUCIDLO / ©AMERICAJR.com

New 17-inch wheels with next-generation BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2 tires specifically designed for off-road performance.

 

PHOTO BY JEROME RZUCIDLO / ©AMERICAJR.com

Raptor is powered by Ford’s new, second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine that produces more power with greater efficiency than the current 6.2-liter V8, which is rated at 411 horsepower and 434 lb.-ft. of torque.

 

 

This page was last updated on Tue, January 27, 2015 0:16 AM

 

 

Bookmark  

 

 

>> Bookmark This Site Now! <<

 

doteasy.com - free web hosting. Free hosting with no banners.

 

BACK TO THE AMERICAJR ONLINE HOMEPAGE

Copyright © 2015 AmericaJR.com. All Rights Reserved.
Unauthorized duplication or use of Text, Photos, Videos, Site Template, Graphics and or Site Design is Prohibited by Federal and International laws. See our Notice/Disclaimer.

AMERICAJR NETWORK :: COACH'S CORNER PRO SHOP :: SAND CREEK RECORDS :: LIFE MADE EASY