Ford gets a lot of credit for kicking off the off-road truck segment back in 2009, but their current crop of trucks are more than worthy of maintaining their segment dominance. Ford recently pulled the cover off of both the F-150 Tremor and F-150 Raptor models, bringing with them two different approaches to the off-roading experience. That said, the production timeline related to the off-road Ford trucks has remained somewhat of a secret held by the folks in Dearborn. That has just changed however, as a automaker’s most recent 2021 Ford F-150 order guide found its way online. While the document is quite extensive, it does give us an exact date for the start of Job 2 builds for both trucks. Here’s what you need to know.
2021 Ford F-150 Raptor And Tremor Production Keeps Summer Timeline
The updated 2021 Order Guide was published to the BlueOvalForums, and states that the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor and F-150 Tremor are slated to start Job 2 builds on July 6. Unlike early Job 1 builds which represent the first models to roll off the line, these later builds are what you and I would call production vehicles. That means that both of these off-road Ford trucks are on track to begin official production in July, keeping in line with Ford’s earlier comments about the timeline.
That is not only exciting, but also quite impressive considering the issues going on in the industry right now. Ford has had to extend shutdowns of their production facilities as a result of the semiconductor chip shortage, including plants responsible for the F-150. With industry analysts convinced that the chip issue isn’t going anywhere, perhaps the Blue Oval is being a bit optimistic.
That said, the automaker has previously confirmed to MC&T that the chip shortage has not yet had any impact on the Ford F-150 Raptor. Should things go as planned, these new off-road trucks should find their way to customers shortly after these builds take place. That means that both models should arrive at dealerships in late summer or early fall, still in time for some good off-roading fun. Here’s to hoping then that things get on track at the Ford truck plants before July rolls around.