The global spec Ford Ranger Raptor made its official debut this week, but the diesel-powered pickup won’t be arriving in North America.

That doesn’t mean Ford will never bring the Ranger Raptor to its home market, however. Speaking to Drive at the debut event for the truck, Ford Performance chief engineer Jamal Hameedi said the Raptor would probably be very popular in the US, but the automaker would have to toss out the twin-turbo 2.0-liter diesel engine it will be offered with in markets like Australia in favor of gasoline unit.
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