2017 Raptor Terrain Management System Detailed

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Now that the 2016 North American International Auto Show is technically underway, we can provide you with even more information about Ford’s upcoming EcoBoost-powered Raptor. While the previous truck was more than capable off-road, the new truck has even more technology to make sure that when the going gets tough, you can keep going.

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Called Terrain Management System, the computers on-board the truck are designed to help the driver in ways never before seen on Raptor. It has six driver-selectable settings;

  • Normal mode for everyday driving
  • Street mode for higher-performance, on-road driving
  • Weather mode for rain, snow or ice
  • Mud and sand mode for muddy and sandy trails and terrain
  • Baja mode for high-speed desert running and
  • Rock mode for low-speed rock crawling

Ford has used a similar system on the Explorer, and don’t forget that Range Rover’s advanced technology for off-roading was developed when Ford had ownership. That means, at least to me, that they know what they’re doing when it comes to the technological wizardry.

The 2017 Ford Raptor is gearing up to be quite a serious off-road machine, and an appreciable upgrade over the previous-generation truck. Now, if only we could get behind the wheel and drive this baby!

What do you think? Let us know your thoughts and comments over in the forums!

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

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