Ford Confirms 2017 Raptor is Still On Track

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Today, during the press conference announcing the Ohio production of the Ford F-650 and F-750, we had a chance to talk to Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president of The Americas. Among many of the questions he was asked, we asked him about the 2017 Raptor and if everything is still on track.

“Yes,” Hinrichs replied.

Sounds good to me. Obviously, he won’t say much about the truck other than what we already know, such as the 500 pound weight loss by switching to aluminum, but he did say next year is still on track.

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For those who don’t know, the 2017 Raptor is a continuation of the awesome desert storming truck that Ford makes out of the F-150. 2014 was the last model year the truck was in production, but will appear again in aluminum guise. We first saw the truck during the 2015 North American International Auto Show. The big change, aside from the aluminum? Ford is replacing the 6.2L V8 with a highly-modified version of their EcoBoost 3.5L.

We know you’re excited for more Raptor news, and we ask every chance we get. It’s good to know everything is still going as planned.

What do you think? Let us know in the forums!

Chad Kirchner is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other auto sites.

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