The 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor takes the original super truck recipe into its third installment, and is sure to be just as popular as ever. But the badge has only made it to the F-150 in the US, with the Ranger being the only other vehicle to get the Raptor treatment, but it’s only offered overseas. In the coming years, however, the next generation Ranger Raptor will be offered in the US, and a Ford Bronco Raptor should also debut. This will mark the biggest expansion of the Raptor brand we’ve seen to date, but should it go further? Oscar Vargas, who goes by @wb.artist20 on Instagram, recently put out a rendering of what a Ford F-150 Raptor SUV could look like. Here’s the result, alongside an earlier Ram TRX SUV rendering.
It’s a fairly simple redesign, and an F-150 Raptor owner could achieve a similar look by putting a bed cap on, but Vargas did a good job blending a full roofline into the pickup. The flared rear wheel arches flow into the body nicely without a cutline for the bed, and the boxy proportions complement the Raptor’s aggressive detailing.
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What this rendering really represents is what would happen if Ford made an Expedition Raptor. The Expedition is the full size SUV based on the F-150’s truck frame, and will be getting significant updates for the 2022 model year. A more off-road focused model is also expected join both the Expedition and Explorer lineup, likely called the Timberline. But it’s hardly a Raptor SUV equivalent, and its off-road capability will probably be just under the likes of the 2021 Ford Ranger, F-150 and Super Duty Tremor pickups.
Still, don’t expect Ford to make an Expedition Raptor, as the F-150 will do the job better. Plus, if people really want a Raptor SUV, Ford will probably be able to point them to the Bronco Raptor, assuming it does indeed come to fruition. But wouldn’t it be cool to bound across the the desert sand dunes with seven passengers aboard? One can only dream.