The all-new Ford Bronco is only entering its second production year, and it’s quickly getting a little nuts. Bananas, if you prefer. With an SUV that’s expected to stick around to end of the decade, Ford is wasting no time in releasing its high-performance halo SUV: the 2022 Bronco Raptor. Heavily teased, and highly anticipated, the Bronco Raptor breaks cover in a mere 12 hours from now, and it’s likely become the new apex predator for off-road utility vehicles everywhere. And it could Jeep continuing to look for answers.
Teased officially by high-profile Ford Motor Company employees, including CEO Jim Farley, the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor is expected to deliver an elevated level of off-road capability that we currently see from even the Bronco Badlands and Wildtrak trims, which top the range so far.
Our ultimate performance Bronco is only a day away. #BroncoRaptor. pic.twitter.com/dqb06CYwxB
— Ford Motor Company (@Ford) January 23, 2022
Here’s what’s been obvious from the teaser photos up to this point: a wider track, larger tires, a higher ride, and unique lights and body work. The rear taillamp in particular looks something that’s akin to the Bronco DR race truck, while the yellow daytime running lamps lets everybody know that this performance SUV is notably wider than even the Sasquatch Package equipped base models.
Oh, hello there badass #BroncoRaptor taillamp and fender flare. The rest will be unleashed on Monday at 6 a.m. EST! 🐐💥💪🏻 pic.twitter.com/2fkhQWbmUl
— Mike Levine (@mrlevine) January 21, 2022
Again, based on teasers up to this point, the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor may not have a V8 engine based on exhaust audio clips, but it should have a higher-output V6 engine from what’s currently available. Just how powerful? That remains to be seen.
Check back to MC&T on Monday morning, at 6AM, when the cover will be lifted off the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor in its entirety.