The 2024 Ranger Raptor shows how Ford Motor Co. is working to maximize profits from its internal combustion business by offering high-margin derivatives that require little additional engineering.
CEO Jim Farley has said variants such as the Raptor generate margins that are 30 percent higher than the base model while sharing about 80 percent of the same parts. The 2024 Ranger Raptor — the third nameplate in the family of high-performance off-roaders — will start at $56,960 including shipping, 67 percent more than the base Ranger costs.
The growth of the Raptor subbrand comes as Ford also expands its Tremor line to the Maverick pickup, adds an Everglades model to the Bronco SUV and offers ST-Line trims on the Escape crossover. Such derivatives are key as Ford aims to keep profits rolling on its traditional Ford Blue business so it can fund its money-losing electric vehicle business unit, Model e.