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The 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor Arrives At Borgman Ford Later This Year

May 30th, 2018

The new, upgraded 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor Off-Road Pickup arrives at Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids late 2018

Borgman Ford has some exciting news for West Michigan Ford Truck fans, especially those who value performance and capability. The 2019 Ford Raptor arrives later this year, and it’s chock full of upgrades like class-exclusive FOX™ 3.0 Internal Bypass shocks, a New Trail Control system and all-new Recaro sport seats. These feature alongside some new paint options and appearance tweaks too.

What’s particularly interesting about the shocks is this: they can adjust themselves while the vehicle is moving based on the terrain. For instance, if the truck is in mid-air, the system will stiffen them up to smooth out the landing, but relax them on super-bumpy roads. Also worth noting is the New Trail Control System, which behaves somewhat like cruise control for trails. It will automatically adjust the power and brakes for each wheel, so all you have to do is steer.

A recent article in the Official Ford Media Center tells more; here are some excerpts:

Upgraded F-150 Raptor Raises Bar Again In Ultimate Off-Road Performance with Smarter Shocks, New Trail Control

Ford is making its iconic F-150 Raptor – the ultimate high-performance off-road pickup – even better with upgraded technology including class-exclusive, electronically controlled FOX™ shocks, new Trail Control™ and all-new Recaro sport seats.

The upgrades are focused on key components that have made F-150 Raptor the benchmark in off-road trucks for an even tougher, smarter, more capable trail runner.

“Raptor’s success is rooted in its incredible suspension, superb vehicle control and the confidence the truck instills in its owners,” said Hermann Salenbauch, global director, Ford Performance vehicle programs. “Upgrades to the 2019 F-150 Raptor have improved all three to new levels that the competition will have to benchmark – again.”

While Raptor has plenty of torque and horsepower, building a high-performance off-road truck isn’t just about engine power – it’s also about the suspension. Raptor’s suspension upgrades make it even more capable of clawing away at the terrain.

To enhance Raptor’s already proven internal bypass shocks, Ford Performance worked directly with FOX to develop all-new electronically controlled Live Valve technology for the new platform that continuously adjusts damping in real-time. This class-exclusive setup uses sensors in the suspension and body to maximize comfort, handling and bottom-out resistance.

“By automatically varying compression rates, Raptor can now make the most of its suspension travel of 13 inches at the front and 13.9 inches at the rear,” said Salenbauch. “The 2019 Raptor is not just more capable off-road. It’s smarter.”

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Start Your West Michigan Adventures in a New Ford F-150 Raptor from Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids

Searching Grand Rapids for a rugged and off-road-capable truck? Stop by Borgman Ford and see our selection of New Ford F-150 Raptor pickups! Borgman has one of the largest selections of New Ford F-Series Trucks in West Michigan, and if you don’t see exactly the one you want, we’ll order it for you!

Our friendly and courteous sales staff are here to answer any questions you may have, but will never pressure you into a sale. We’ll also give you exactly what your trade is worth – no gimmicks, shell games, or bull. You can read more about our famous Fair Trade Deals here. If you see a better deal on a New Ford F-150 Raptor elsewhere, let us know and we’ll match it. Come see why Borgman is the Best in the West!


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