Ford’s F-150 Tremor performance truck will be discontinued after a short life with the introduction of the next-generation truck.
The company announced its new half-ton during the Detroit Auto Show this week with a long list of changes including extensive use of aluminum in the body to save 700 lbs over the old model. But when that truck arrives in Ford stores, it will do so without a Tremor performance variant, which is the only way to package a 3.5-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 with a short wheelbase regular cab.
Introduced in the fourth quarter of last year, Ford’s hotrod pickup truck has barely had time to sell. But it might not be the only niche pickup to get the axe according to a report by Automotive News.
The trade journal reports that Ford’s well-loved Raptor hardcore off-roader might also be on the killing floor, citing an unnamed source that says it isn’t part of the 2015 production schedule. Ford truck marketing manager Doug Scott said the Tremor would disappear for the 2015 model year but wouldn’t comment on the Raptor’s future.
GALLERY: Ford F-150 Tremor
[Source: Automotive News]
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