We just have to wait through the weekend to see it.
After much anticipation, Ford has now confirmed that the Bronco Raptor will make its premiere on Monday, January 24, at 6:00 a.m. EST. So, if you want to watch the much-anticipated performance SUV debut, wake up bright and early.
While the technical components that make the Bronco Raptor unique remain a mystery, spy images offer us a good indication of what to expect from the SUV’s design. It has a much higher ride height as well as enormous fender flares. So far, only photographs of a four-door Bronco Raptor have surfaced, indicating that a two-door variation will not be available at launch.
The Bronco Raptor’s instrument display looks to have a larger digital component (see gallery below). In a recent set of spy photos, a digital tachometer is shown where an analogue speedometer would normally be found. Manual shifting is now possible thanks to the addition of paddles behind the steering wheel. The HVAC vents, the drivetrain dial, and portions of the stitching all have red highlights.
Ford Bronco Raptor Interior Spy Shots
Look for the Bronco Raptor to have a twin-turbo V6 engine. Rumors vary about whether this displacement is 3.0 or 3.5 liters. Look for an output between 400 and 450 horsepower (298 and 336 kilowatts). So far, there is no indication of a manual gearbox being available.
Underneath, expect the Bronco Raptor to ride on a suspension that’s more capable of soaking up bumps and excel at rock crawling. Upgrades to the brakes and driveline components would also help with this. A rumor points to an optional Warthog package that would at minimum add vinyl upholstery to the seats and likely other equipment.
Following the Raptor’s debut on January 24, look for the model to be on sale in showrooms well before the end of the year as a 2023 model year product. Pricing is still a mystery but is sure to be more than the existing Bronco.