Ford Rolls out 2015 F-150Jan 16, 2014
The Ford F-150 is the highest selling vehicle in the market - not Toyota Camry or Honda Accord, and Ford has a lot riding on the success of this work truck. This week during the North American International Auto Show the company rolled out the 2015 Ford F-150. We've rounded up what we could to show you the new truck and detail the new features outlined in press materials offered this week.
The key is the weight-saving use of aluminum, which Ford says saved about 700 pounds. In a Wall Street Journal article (subscribers only) details included the fact that Ford thinks the new truck will hit 27 mpg on the highway, beating out the Ram 1500 with its currently leading 25 mpg. The battle for the hearts and minds of the pickup owner rest not in hauling capacity and bed size but also fuel economy and Ford made a bet on aluminum.
We got a glimpse of the new Ford F-150 at the 2013 Farm Progress Show, and we've included a shot of the Atlas prototype in this gallery as a first. The Atlas prototype showed off the styling hints that came to be reality in the new pickup. So check out the following images where we detail the truck, engines and some of the technology advancements the company has piled into this new machine.
The truck features a range of new items and technologies not offered in a pickup before including a 360-degree camera view, a new cargo storage system, LED headlamps and taillamps, trailer hitch assist, a smart trailer two function and even a remote tailgate control.
Engine power comes from two new EcoBoost choices - a 2.7 liter and a 3.5 liter, which we expand upon in this gallery, and you'll find out more about two other engine choices too. So click on the images below and read the descriptions above to learn more about the 2015 Ford F-150 pickup.
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