Ford reveals new performance SUV

Photo by: Ford Motor Company
Photo by: Ford Motor Company

(Dearborn, MI) -- Ford is adding a new model to its lineup of performance SUVs.

The 2022 Bronco Raptor will join the automaker's roster of popular SUVs as Ford tries to fulfill tens of thousands of orders. CEO Jim Farley described the vehicle as a 'desert-racing beast.'  

The new Raptor model will retail for around 70-thousand dollars and will first be offered to existing reservation holders. Orders will open in March and deliveries are set begin this summer.  

The move comes as other automakers have been adding performance models to their lineups as a way to shore up profit margins. Ford uses the 'Raptor' name for off-road variations of the popular F-150 pickup.