The highlight of getting any Ford vehicle at the moment is what Ford Performance offers when buyers opt for the more enthralling high-output variants, namely the 2016 Focus RS and 2017 F-150 SVT Raptor.

For the Focus RS, it’s the four driver settings including one magic Drift Mode that allows anyone to feel like they’re the star of Initial D. Other than that, there’s a choice between Normal, Sport, and Track.

The F-150 Raptor, unlike the hot hatch, leans more on taking its capabilities off-road. Hence its driver settings are Weather, Mud/Sand, Rock Crawl, and Baja, in addition to Normal and Sport.

Since the upcoming 2018 Ford Bronco is also made to circumnavigate natural terrain, there’s a good chance the Bronco SVT Raptor would also be adopting the six aforementioned drive modes.

The name of each mode is pretty self-explanatory, with Rock Crawl made for the most challenging terrain conditions. Most interesting is Baja mode, which explains how the full-size pickup can rip through the desert at high velocity with great ease.

You can take a look at how that goes:

Anyway, the Bronco Raptor is reportedly going to follow in the F-150 footsteps and adopt the 3.5L twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 instead of a high-displacement V8 like before.

It is also well within reason to believe that the long-awaited SUV could take on an aluminum-intensive construct for the sake of fuel economy, similar to the pickup. Its closest rival, the Jeep Wrangler, is also heading in the same direction.


Staff Reporter

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