A rumor about Ford Bronco Raptor that will be an upgraded version called 2023 Ford Bronco Warthog appeared when the first spy photo was revealed. It is a bit exaggerated, but it’s legal.
This off-road Raptor is indeed identical to the Blue Oval for now. However, other rumors say this model will be called the Warthog. In the meantime, the 2023 Ford Bronco Warthog name may not be guaranteed because Dearborn executives are claimed to be still adamant not to try a new name to build brand equity. It is as reported by Ford Authority. So, there seems to be no reason to make any changes.
Is Raptor Still the Leading Choice than Warthog?
They prefer a well-known name to a new name. Ford, of course, doesn’t want to mess around with this too much because the Ford Bronco prototype is still in the testing phase. They may also be aware of the importance of brand equity, but Raptor remains a leading name they don’t need to reconsider.
The name Warthog itself has long appeared. First, in September 2020, it was discovered that Ford’s trademark application called Warthog was not directly related to Bronco. Second, in December of the same year, a letter leaked mentioning Warthog’s name from the Ford supplier.
As you may already know, Ford has made several name changes in injury time. One example you can see is in the 2000s. At that time, the public was shocked by the change from Ford Five Hundred to Ford Taurus overnight. Therefore, Blue Oval will continue to use the code name Raptor instead of Warthog for the time being.
More Assertive Exterior and Interior
The mechanical details that make the 2023 Ford Bronco Warthog notable are still a mystery. Still, a few spy shots give a good idea of what to expect from the exterior of this S.U.V. Naturally, and it sports a much higher ride height and more significant wheel arch extensions. So far, there are only test images of the 4-door Bronco Raptor. The photos showing the two-door variant do not exist, at least at the release time.
Despite the improved off-road capabilities, the Bronco Raptor shares its interior design and dimensions with the regular Bronco. This means standard equipment is standard equipment for rubberized floors, marine-grade vinyl upholstery, and additional toggle overhead sets. If you want a more luxurious cabin, you can also opt for leather trim seats. Like a regular Bronco, Raptor also has a removable body panel. Ford claims frameless doors are easy to remove in particular.
2023 Ford Bronco Warthog is only available in 4-door configurations. Still, it has all the innovative features of other models, such as an external mirror that attaches to the windshield base and can be used with the door removed. Similarly, at the top of the dashboard, a built-in rack for mounting a smartphone or GoPro connects to a nearby 12-volt outlet.
The interior part of the Ford Bronco Raptor seems to use significant digital components. A recent photo gallery of a spy photographer shows a digital speedometer, usually with an analog speedometer. It also has shift paddles behind the steering wheel for manual gear changes. In addition, the red accents appear on transmission dials, HVAC vents, and some seams.
The Limited Choice of Engines
It is predicted 2023 Ford Bronco Warthog will come with a twin-turbo V6 engine. The engine is exclusively coupled with a 10-speed automatic transmission and an advanced all-wheel-drive system that works in conjunction with the selectable mode of G.O.A.T. (Goes Over Any Terrain). There are various rumors about whether the displacement will be 3.0 liter or 3.5 liters, and it is designed in 400-450 horsepower or 298-336 kilowatts.
The Bronco Raptor also has a firmer suspension than the standard version, ideal for climbing dunes and jumping in the air. Moreover, it has a much wider track designed for increased stability at high speeds. So far, there are no indications of a manual transmission available.
The car is expected to ride a suspension that absorbs bumps nicely, especially in the rocky terrain. Brake and drivetrain component upgrades can also help in this regard. Rumor has it that at least the seats have vinyl decorations. The price of the 2023 Ford Bronco Warthog is still a mystery, but it is more expensive than the current Ford Bronco.