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Ford F-150 Raptor Production Will Continue Into 2028

Last month, United Auto Workers (UAW) members voted to ratify the union’s new master contract agreement with Ford, effectively ending a six-week-long targeted strike against the automaker. This new deal includes a number of stipulations such as the end of wage tiers and pay increases for UAW members, along with a massive $8 billion dollar investment in existing and future products and production facilities by the automaker itself. This particular piece of information has produced some interesting insights into the future of The Blue Oval, including, it seems, one related to the Ford F-150 Raptor.

Ford United Auto Workers UAW New Contract Product Investments

As we can see from the UAW’s road map here, Ford F-150 Raptor production is slated to continue at the Dearborn Truck plant at least through the duration of this contract following a $900 million dollar investment in that facility. Given the fact that the contract is slated to expire in April 2028, this means we can expect Ford F-150 Raptor production to continue at least until then, if not longer.

It’s unclear if this also applies to the Ford F-150 Raptor R, but as Ford Authority reported last month, production of that model’s engine – the supercharged 5.2L V8 – is also slated to continue through the life of this new master contract. That’s also true of the 10-speed automatic transmission that’s used in both the F-150 Raptor and Raptor R, too. Ultimately, this comes as no surprise given the immense popularity of Ford’s Raptor offerings, coupled with the fact that a refreshed version of the F-150 Raptor and Raptor R was just revealed back in September.

In addition to the Ford F-150 Raptor, production of the Ford Ranger Raptor and Ford Bronco Raptor are also scheduled to run through the life of this contract. The same is also true of the twin-turbocharged 2.7L Ford EcoBoost V6 Nano and 3.0L V6 EcoBoost engines Рthe latter of which powers the Ranger Raptor and Bronco Raptor.

We’ll have more on the Ford F-150 Raptor soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-150 news, Ford F-150 Raptor news, and ongoing Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. vince

    It’s hard to believe that ford is going with the 10 speed. With all the problems associated with the other models hopefully ford made some changes. Then again why would they when they won’t admit there’s a problem with the millions on the road now needing to be rebuilt. Do yourselves a favor Goggle the 10 speed ford transmission problems to see all the class action law suits filed to date. And ford continues to admit there is a problem with them.

  2. John

    Thank you Ford for keeping V8s an option!


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