Ford celebrated Easter this year by hiding some Easter Eggs in its official press photography for the new Ranger, making for a fun Easter hunt while also foreshadowing what is coming next.
You’ll see a number of Dinosaur-themed easter eggs in the photos, like tree roots made to look like a T-Rex claw or a left-behind claw-print in the mud. A sea serpent of some kind, maybe even Loch Ness, also makes an appearance in one shot. More than just a fun Easter hunt, the prehistoric theme is hopefully foreshadowing what is to come for the Ranger in North America. Namely, a Raptor version.
So far, we have seen the Ranger Raptor that will be sold in other parts of the world, but Ford has yet to confirm that the off-road version of the small truck will be coming to the US. This set of fun Easter photos is certainly a positive sign pointing towards a Ranger Raptor that will come to North America to battle the Chevy Colorado ZR2.
As a refresher, the Ford Ranger has been announced for the US exclusively using a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to a ten-speed automatic transmission. The Ranger Raptor that is being built in Thailand is using a 2.0-liter twin-turbo four-cylinder diesel engine rated at 210 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, a powerplant that won’t likely be offered in our version of the Raptor.
Those looking for an off-road ready Ranger now can go for the FX4 package which brings along skid plates, a Terrain Management System for the drivetrain, a rear locker and a new Trail Control system that can control throttle and braking while off-road.
The FX4 sounds fun, but if these photos are any indication, patient Ranger buyers will soon be able to go for a baby Raptor in the US, and if it’s anything like its big brother, those who waited will not be disappointed. Find all the Easter Eggs in the photos below.