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Raising the Tough Bar: The Rugged Ford F-150 Tremor rolls into the Middle East

October 25, 2022
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Ford announces the debut of its F-150 Tremor pick-up truck, just in time for off-roading season. The 2022 model combines all-terrain upgrades, perfect for tackling the dunes with the outstanding towing and payload capabilities that match the performance expectations of off-road drivers across the region.

“The F-150 Tremor is a truck purpose-built to match the performance requirements of any off-roading enthusiast,” said Chris Noel, Managing Director for Ford Middle East. “With great power comes a unique look that demonstrates a driver’s rugged flex in any environment – whether off road or on.”

The F-150 Tremor has been designed and engineered for customers seeking more off-road capability that can handle their demanding lifestyle. All the added capability comes without ignoring the core duties of a truck – outstanding towing and payload performance with a level of integration and technology only the F-150 can offer.

Overcome every off-road obstacle

As is standard with every F-150, the Tremor is built on a high-strength steel frame and military-grade aluminum alloy body. This rugged truck comes in SuperCrew configuration with a 5.5-foot box, 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine and 10-speed automatic transmission plus standard four-wheel drive. Available in standard, mid and high equipment groups, the F-150 Tremor includes a broad range of standard and available features. All equipment levels share core suspension hardware that helps balance work with off-road prowess.

The upgraded suspension starts with Tremor-specific monotube front shocks and rear twin-tube shocks for added ground clearance and to help keep tires more firmly in contact with terrain. The front hub knuckles have been revised to accommodate an additional 1.2 inches of running ground clearance, while the shocks have been tuned for softer damping at low speeds, with additional damping and control for more severe off-road events.

New 32-inch General Grabber all-terrain tires have been mounted on matte-finish 18-inch wheels for added ground clearance and an inch-wider stance for even more off-road confidence. Meanwhile, a Raptor-style bash plate serves to protect front end components in challenging off-road situations. All of these modifications together result in an approach angle of 27.8 degrees, breakover angle of 21.6 degrees and ground clearance of 10.9 inches. The F-150 Tremor has 1.5 inches more total travel in the rear and an additional inch of total travel in front.

To tackle the toughest, roughest dunes, standard running gear includes a locking rear differential with an optional upgrade to a Torsen® limited-slip front across all equipment levels. Tremor high series customers get a torque-on-demand transfer case similar to the high-performance unit in the F-150 Raptor. This cutting-edge case merges all-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive capabilities to handle virtually any off-road environment.

Leave nothing behind

The F-150 Tremor maintains the kind of day-to-day capability expected out of every F-150 pickup. It has a maximum conventional tow rating of 4,944kg – meaning recreational gear comes along for the ride, whether it’s a sand rail with spare parts, the family camper, boat, or a small fleet of UTVs.

Tremor owners can handle weekday work needs then easily load up dirt bikes or quads for thrilling dune adventure with a beefy maximum payload rating of 855kg. This generous payload can be fully kitted out for overland setup so customers can put up a campsite when the trail ends.

Designed to take you beyond

The F-150 Tremor’s hood and front end have a muscular profile, while a unique grille featuring a blacked-out Ford oval is highlighted by the signature Tremor color of Active Orange, which also accentuates two front recovery hooks. Raptor-inspired off-road fixed running boards are mounted close to the body to limit damage, while a cutout rear bumper features a high-flow dual exhaust flanking its two rear recovery hooks. Active Orange-highlighted badging appears on the fenders, bed sides, and tailgate to give the Tremor its unique signature look.

The Active Orange theme continues in an interior loaded with Tremor detailing, including unique seat trim with special stitching, materials, and finishes for the instrument panel, center console, and doors.

The F-150 Tremor’s functional off-road hardware isn’t limited to the vehicle’s exterior but also extends to the cabin, with a six-position auxiliary power switch pack mounted in the overhead console so owners can easily add off-road winches and air compressors. A Rigid™ off-road light package with 2-inch light cubes mounted at the base of the windows plus light bar mounted in the front bumper can be dealer-installed on all models.

Top-of-the-line off-roading technology

Tremor technology is built for a range of environments to help customers get deeper into the outdoors without frequent stops for spotters. The available 360-degree camera package provides an in-cabin view of obstacles around the truck while the front-view camera provides a real-time tire track overlay to dynamically show the path of the wheels ahead. Additionally, 360-degree view and rearview cameras can be called up at higher speeds with a convenient dash-mounted hard button.

The Ford Trail Toolbox is an available set of off-road assist features in the 2022 Tremor. Trail One-Pedal Drive helps make extreme off-road driving easier. In harsh trail situations, a driver typically must use both pedals, modulating throttle and brake simultaneously to advance the truck and avoid damage. Trail One-Pedal Drive simplifies all that, combining those operations into activating just the throttle – press to move forward, release to brake. The truck applies the brakes proportionally as the driver eases their foot from the accelerator.

Available Trail Turn Assist reduces steering radius in tight off-road terrain situations by applying brakes to the inside rear wheel, enabling tighter turns in low-speed maneuvers. The F-150 Tremor also features selectable drive modes, which allow customers to choose the setting best suited to driving conditions. In addition to Normal, Sport, Tow/Haul, Eco, Slippery and Deep Snow/Sand, and Mud/Rut modes, the Tremor has Rock Crawl mode, which automatically engages the rear locking differential, turns off stability and traction control, reduces throttle response, adjusts shift points, and displays the available 360-degree camera view on the center screen.

In addition to standard Hill Descent Control, the Tremor also has available Trail Control, which operates like cruise control for off-road use. Drivers simply select a set speed, and the truck manages throttle and braking to allow them to focus on steering through challenging off-road conditions.

Contact your local Ford distributor to learn when you can test drive the 2022 F-150 Tremor.

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