Effectively, it appears Ford?s neat, introduced-for-2014 F-150 Tremor sport truck will likely be quite short lived, according into a report from Automotive News. Unsurprisingly, Ford won?t renew the model?which is the only way to get the light regular-cab F-150 with all the 365-hp EcoBoost twin-turbocharged 3. 5-liter V-6?for your redesigned 2015 F-150. While that news should be only slightly depressing, Automotive News moves on the speculate that the absolutely awesome, off-road-oriented F-150 SVT Raptor may well not return, either.
Wait, 2015 Ford Raptor shelby hold upwards, 2015 Ford Raptor pump those brakes a second?no more Raptor? The guys over at Automotive News cajoled Ford?s pickup marketing manager, Doug Scott, straight into revealing the Raptor won?t be on Ford?s 2015 model-year roster. While this leads AN to summarize the Raptor?s future is uncertain, partially due to the brand-new truck?s aluminum construction, we?re happy to bet the truck will give back. For starters, the Raptor isn?t affordable, and not-cheap trucks are increasingly popular, offering automakers almost sinful profit margins. Second, part of Ford?s big fuss surrounding its mostly aluminum 2015 F-150 as well as new EcoBoost 2. 7-liter V-6 involved a deceptive current-generation F-150 it ran in Baja in 2010. The rig was in reality a 2015 F-150 in disguise?Ford stamped 2014-model-year body panels outside of aluminum and fitted them on the 2015 truck?s chassis and aluminium cab. Then the automaker caught its new 2. 7-liter EcoBoost from it and ran the Baja 1000 being a torture test. It made it without a problem.
To us, if the aluminum F-150?and only a slightly modified base model, at that?can handle a real rigorous entrance exam, we doubt the Raptor?s upcoming hangs in the balance to its aluminum gear. More likely can be that, assuming the Raptor can return, Ford is taking 1 year to let the SVT performance guys do their thing while using new truck. Here?s hoping it comes home, and at Ford?s earliest ease. Say, in 2016?