North America is unarguably the land of the pickup truck, and every year, more and more consumers are buying them. The full-size models already sit at the top of the light-vehicle sales charts in Canada and in the United States, but truthfully, not everyone needs the capacities of such a big pickup. So there is potential for other pickup models that aren’t sold on our market. Here are a few we’d like to see here.
Ford Ranger Raptor
the F-150 Raptor is a sales success, so why not offer a Ranger Raptor too? Unveiled in Taiwan in February 2018, the little Raptor looks just as tough as its bigger brother with its massive grille, bulging fenders and 283-mm ground clearance. The pickup benefits from a new frame designed to withstand high-speed off-road stints, with a reinforced suspension that includes Fox Racing Shox dampers and more powerful brakes. In other markets, the Ranger Raptor relies on a twin-turbocharged, 2.0-litre diesel four-cylinder engine that develops 213 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque.