My logic is this. Ford needed to find a powerful Falcon ute replacement. Raptor or not Ford should of offered at least a 2.7 EcoThirst powered Ranger in all Ranger configurations. The Ranger Raptor should of received a Coyote or the 3.5 EcoThirst.
"The Ranger Raptor made its official debut in Bangkok, Thailand, in February. Upon debut, Ford confirmed that it would be equipped (for global models) with an all-new twin-turbo 2.0-liter diesel good for 211 horsepower and 369 pounds-feet of torque while mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.