CNN: Ford to Sell Made-In-USA Raptor in China

Source: CNN

Starting next year, Ford will sell a redesigned version of the Raptor pickup in China, the company announced Friday. 

It will become the first version of Ford's full-sized truck-- the most popular passenger vehicle in the United States -- to be available in China. 

The new Raptor is powered by a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces more than 411 horsepower. It is a high-performance version of the F-150 pickup. It's modeled after desert racing trucks. 

"By introducing it to the world's largest auto market, we hope to inspire a new generation of off-road enthusiasts, and demonstrate how we are always bringing our customers new innovations," John Lawler, chairman and CEO, Ford Motor China said in a statement. 

The all-wheel-drive Raptor will have a 10-speed automatic transmission that was developed jointly by Ford and General Motors. It will have various "driving modes" -- including high- and low-speed off-road, high-performance street-driving, and "normal" for everyday use.