2017 Raptor improves handling with cutting edge terrain management system

By blogsadmin | Posted in News on Friday, May 5th, 2017 at 4:10 pm
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Terrain Management System

2017 Ford Raptor Terrain Management System Information

Since the high-performing, off-road-themed Ford Raptor was released, it has seemed to be increasingly impossible for the automaker to top itself. Yet, late production models of the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor has outdone previous models by offering a cutting edge terrain management system. Models of the F-150 Raptor with the innovative terrain management equipment use an advanced transfer case which allows drivers to get the best of all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. The improvements to the truck’s handling profile in all conditions cannot be understated. In nearly 2,500 miles of testing, the terrain management system of the 2017 Ford Raptor performed almost flawlessly.

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“Raptor’s transfer case provides the best of both worlds, with the natural benefits from all-wheel-drive, such as increased traction in rain and snow, as well as extreme off-road capability that comes with a mechanically locked system,” Tony Greco, Ford F-150 Raptor program manager said in a press release.

How does 2017 Raptor Terrain Management work?

Ford engineers have eschewed normal thinking when designing the terrain management systems for the 2017 Ford Raptor. The hybrid transfer case is able to provide the best parts of all- and four-wheel drive systems. This means drivers will always be able to have confidence in maintaining control on deteriorating road conditions or while slogging through the most unforgiving terrain they can find. The system can work automatically or on-the-fly at the driver’s leisure.

The trucks still offers high- and low-gear four-wheel drive systems to meet changing needs. High gear is used in mud/sand and Baja mode for loose surfaces and low gear is employed in rock crawl mode. Regardless of the situation, a driver can always override what the computer does to fine tune the truck’s performance.

If you would like to learn more about the terrain management system for the 2017 Ford Raptor, contact an O.C. Welch Ford Lincoln sales professional today.

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