Raptor's future also uncertain with redesigned, aluminum F-150
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Ford to drop F-150 Tremor from truck lineup

Raptor's future also uncertain with redesigned, aluminum F-150

The Tremor went on sale in the fourth quarter last year as an on-road counterpart to the Raptor, Ford's over-the-top off-road performance truck.

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DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. will discontinue its F-150 Tremor sport truck after just one model year.

Doug Scott, Ford truck marketing manager, said Ford would not renew the Tremor when the all-new aluminum F-150 goes into production in the fourth quarter this year at Ford's Kansas City truck plant.

The Tremor is a short-wheelbase, regular-cab pavement burner powered by a 365-hp, turbocharged EcoBoost engine.

The Tremor went on sale in the fourth quarter last year as an on-road counterpart to the Raptor, Ford's over-the-top off-road performance truck.

The Raptor's future is also uncertain now that Ford has announced its redesigned 2015 F-150.

Ford did not show a 2015 version of the Raptor this week at the Detroit auto show.

The Tremor is a short-wheelbase, regular-cab pavement burner powered by a 365-hp, turbocharged EcoBoost engine.

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One source at Ford's Dearborn truck plant told Automotive News the Raptor was not included in the 2015 production schedule.

Scott, speaking at the Detroit auto show, said Ford did not have anything to say about the Raptor at this time.

The Tremor is the first regular-cab F-150 powered by Ford's 3.5-liter, V-6 EcoBoost engine and the 11th pickup in the 2014 F-150 lineup.

The Tremor has an electronic locking rear differential that comes standard on both the two- and four-wheel-drive versions.

The Tremor is geared to sporting enthusiast buyers who don't necessarily use their pickups for work. The base price is $38,545, including shipping.

You can reach Bradford Wernle at bwernle@crain.com.


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