The 2015 Ford F-150 pickup debuted at the Detroit auto show on Monday.
In an earlier post, we asked you about your thoughts on the truck’s move to a more aluminum-intensive design—you can read that post here. While that post was opinion-oriented, we wanted to follow up with a Joe Friday-inspired post about the new F-Series—just the facts.
In that spirit, here are nine facts about the new Ford F-150:
- The F-150 body is now 95 percent high-strength aluminum
- The F-150 frame is 77 percent high-strength steel
- Ford has cut as much as 700 pounds from the F-150
- The truck will be available with two brand new engines options: a 2.7L turbocharged V6 Ecoboost and a 3.5L V6
- Ford tested the 2.7L engine at the Baja 1000
- The truck will also be available with 3.5L V6 Ecoboost and 5.0L V8 engine options
- Ford says the 2015 F-150 includes 11 class-exclusive features—400-watt power outlet, 360-degree camera, sideview mirror-integrated spotlights, and more
- The new Ford will be built at the company’s Dearborn, MI plant
- The 2015 F-150 will be available in 11 different colors