Connected for adventure: Ford’s wildest pickup now has the Internet

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Ford Argentina has raised the technological level of the brutal Ranger Raptor, which from now on will be equipped as standard with a 4G modemsallowing users to operate more vehicle controls and features remotely and from their mobile phone.

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In this way, the wildest pickup (along with the F-150 Raptor) becomes the brand’s third connected vehicle, together with the Mustang Mach-E and the new generation of Ranger.

The incorporation of this technology there are no costs. The modem will be incorporated into the vehicle architecture and will work directly connected to the “FordPass” application, a customer portal that, among other things, helps improve vehicle productivity through differential elements.

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The advantages of being connected

Through this technology, Ranger Raptor users have a new way to do so interact with the vehicle and concern the brand.

It has seven different driving modes that adapt the parameters of the engine, transmission, traction, suspension, steering and exhaust.

The integrated modem, when connected to the FordPass application, allows customers to use remote functions such as locking and unlocking the doors, turning on and programming the climate control system and activating audible and light warnings, among others other.

They will also have all the vehicle information on their phone: available fuel, estimated range, odometer, tire pressure, oil life and real-time location.

They will also be able to access a series of personalized experiences that the brand calls “My Ford Experiences”.

The Ranger Raptor is equipped with two 12” screens for the instrument cluster and the multimedia system (vertical).The Ranger Raptor is equipped with two 12” screens for the instrument cluster and the multimedia system (vertical).

Among other benefits, from the app, customers will be able to book maintenance appointments, including the ability to request a door-to-door vehicle transfer service.

Another difference is access to “Ranger Expert”, which allows customers to communicate with highly qualified people to clarify doubts about the operation of their vehicle), the Ford 360-degree Guide and the Ford Concierge, among others.

The vehicle also takes advantage of technology, since through the 4G modem it can receive wireless updates to its modules and systems without having to go to a dealership.

X-ray of a beastly pickup

The new generation of the Ford Ranger Raptor was presented in Argentina in early 2023.

The integration of this technology does not involve any cost for the customer. The integration of this technology does not involve any cost for the customer.

In addition to its redesign, it has incorporated a new reinforced frame High-strength steel and off-road lower guards to protect vital parts that are usually exposed, such as the crankcase, transmission or fuel tank.

It also changed the powertrain, replacing the 2.0-liter, 213-horsepower twin-turbo diesel with a 3.0-liter V6 EcoBoost gasoline engine, which delivers 397 horsepower and 583 Nm of torque.

This engine features twin-turbo technology, dual fuel injection system, 24 valves with double overhead camshaft, independent variable valve timing for the intake and exhaust system and anti-lag system. It is combined with a 10-speed automatic transmission which includes paddle shifters.

The 4×4 system has also been improved, since in addition to the traditional options offered by a linkable double traction system with reduction box (4×2, 4×4 high and 4×4 low), an automatic option has been added which distributes the force between the two axles depending on the adhesion of the soil or the handling needs.

The price of the Ford Ranger Raptor is $96,707,400 and is offered with a 5-year or 150,000 kilometer warranty.

Source: Clarin

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