The latest Harley Davidson version of the F-150 pickup truck will be introduced by Ford in the Chicago Auto Show this week. It will come as a 2010 model with a new front face, grill, uprated interior and embellishment specifically made for this model. Further features include 22-inch forged aluminum rims and sports suspension.
This is the 14th edition of an F-Series truck and the newest in a line of Ford Harley-Davidson F-Series variants since 2000. The partnership has resulted in 8 models of the F-150 together with 6 heavy-duty F-250, F-350 and this year, the very first Harley Davidson F-450 truck.
The external of the new Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 features a special 6-bar billet style grill and special forged aluminum and Harley-Davidson chrome emblem.
The F-150 looks lowered because of its fully integrated running board and it comes with a 'Tuxedo Black' paint finish with the first application of 'Lava," which is a dark maroon with metal flakes in three colors. On the interior, the seats and console lid have been fitted with handcrafted Harley-Davidson logos and a limited version of serialized plates.
The powerplant of the F-150 is the 3-valve 5.4-liter V8 which can generate 320hp and 390ft-lb of torque and power is channeled to the tires via a 6-speed transmission. The truck comes with 4x2 as standard or an AWD option, which can be adapted to a 4x2, AWD and 4x4 high, exclusive to the Harley-Davidson version of the F-150.
Group Vice-President of Global Product Development for Ford Derrick Kuzak shared that the company’s successful co-branding remains to be unequalled in the auto industry as it offers true specialized truck luxury.
Like its other relationships, the brand has joined with an industry leader to give the best there is, he continued. As a result of the collaboration between these two companies, eight F-150 models have been made.
Add to this number a total of six Super Duty F-250 units and six F-350 units. In 2009, this collaboration came out with the first-ever Harley-Davidson F-450 edition truck. By the next year model, the 2010 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 became the first Harley-Davidson edition vehicle to be made using the 2009 Ford F-150.
Chief engineer Matt O'Leary said that the truck was designed under the tradition of toughness for which the Ford F-Series has been known for. With the F-150 and Harley-Davidson F-150, customers will get what they have always wanted, he added. It has a new design, 22-inch wheels, all-wheel-drive capable, and even has an amazing interior.