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
Best looking Ford half-ton there’s been since 1996.
Very nice truck..I have a 2005 FX4 right now with approx. 64,000 miles on it..I love it….Although this new truck is beautiful..I can,t see me giving up mine just yet!!!!!
not frame not body just some parts are not whole truck like you make people think! hell why lie?people ae thinking they can buy a all allu body which their not just some suspen stuff and ricky bobby never won a race in a ford so SHAKE N BAKE IT BABY CHEVY RULES 48 3 88 SHOULD I GO ON? BE COOL UNTO EACH OTHER BUT FUDGE JAP RIDES!
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Such a small engine for a truck guess hauling anything heavy is out
if the painted aluminum is as bad as the last ten years of mustang aluminum hoods, its gonna be a bigger problem than the Windstar. Just Google Ford aluminum hood bubbling.
2014 auto show mustangs had blistered hood undersides already- if they haven’t fixed it ten years into it, I have absolutely zero confidence that all will suddenly be well overnight. If it is, then shame on Ford for not correcting a known problem if a solution existed.