Although we have seen some recent updates for the year 2018, it has been officially confirmed that you can expect the Ford F-150 SVR Raptor to hit the market soon as a 2019 model. Most of those updates should probably be expected under the hood. The SVT stands for Special Vehicle Team that will be in charge of the latest Raptor’s design.
When it comes to exterior of the 2019 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, this truck will remain mostly the same as its predecessor. However, some improvements in terms of design can still be expected. This four-door pickup truck will appear more modern and attractive than the outgoing model. It should keep using some high-strength steel for its chassis, although its body will be made of lightweight aluminum, which will mean that this truck is about to lose some weight. Therefore, its efficiency and overall performance will be boosted. The truck will also enhance its suspension system and largely raised off the ground, which will definitely lead to its better off-road capability. Riding through most challenging terrains and conditions will be a real adventure. The new F-150 SVT Raptor will stand on standard 17-inch aluminum wheels and it should be available in some new exterior color choices. Some minor updates and refreshments will be noticed in the front as well as the rear end.
The interior of the 2019 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor shouldn’t change much and it will remain spacious and functional. Of course, some luxurious details can be expected in higher trim levels, but the base model will not show any significant upgrades. In those high trims, the fans will get comfortable and power-adjustable seats covered in leather. Options such as heating and cooling will be available as well. Besides leather, Ford will be using other high-quality and lightweight materials. The company will also pay attention to technology and the new Raptor will get a 4.2-inch information display in the instrument cluster as well as an 8.0-inch touch-screen display with the latest infotainment system. The advanced safety systems and driver assist features will be improved as well. Some of them include a rearview camera, airbags, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and stability control.
The current 3.5-liter twin-turbo Eco Boost V6 that delivers the output of 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque will probably still be found under the hood of the 2019 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor. However, the fans have been more interested in that new option which comes with a 7.0-liter DOHC V8. It has been estimated that such an engine could deliver more than 500 horsepower and around 500 pound-feet of torque. The new Raptor will get a ten-speed automatic transmission.
2019 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Release Date and Price
The 2019 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor might be seen on the roads by the end of 2018, but the exact release date hasn’t been confirmed. The price of this truck starts around $50,000.