Ford revealed its first Ranger Raptor pickup in Bangkok on Tuesday. The tough little truck is a scaled-down take on the F-150 Raptor, featuring a similar look and high performance upgrades.

Unfortunately, you’ll have to move to the Asia Pacific region if you want to buy one.

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Fender flares make way for the wider, high performance suspension setup.  (Ford)

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It’s based on the overseas version of the Ranger that’s built in Thailand, not the upcoming Michigan-made one that was introduced at the Detroit Auto Show and is scheduled to go on sale in early 2019.


The 2019 Ford Ranger is a high tech small truck with a turbocharged engine and the latest electronic driver aids.

The two are very similar, however, and there’s little doubt that a U.S. market Raptor Jr. is in the works given the popularity of the full-size F-150 Raptor. It’s just that Ford won’t confirm anything about it yet.

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The Ranger bears more than a striking resemblance to the full-size F-150 Raptor.  (Ford)

As for the one that debuted in The Land of Smiles, it looks like it will put one on any off-roader’s face.

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