Ford introduced today the all-new 2015 F-150 and announced that after its debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show the new pickup truck will go on sale later this year. The Ford F-150 keeps getting better and better and the 2015MY now features a body which is 95 percent made of high-strength aluminum alloys, similar to those used by military vehicles.
Moreover, its frame is 77 percent made of high-strength steel. For those who don’t know, on the current model the frame is 75 percent made of mild steel. As a result, some versions of the 2015 Ford F-150 come with a weight reduction of around 700 pounds. Furthermore, Ford will offer a new 2.7-liter turbocharged engine for the fuel-conscious truck buyers.
This engine comes as standard with Auto Start-Stop. Still, for those who want more power, there is a 3.5-liter V6 engine with twin independent variable camshaft timing. The two engines join the proven 3.5-liter EcoBoost and 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8. Ford F-150 trucks equipped with EcoBoost engines also will benefit from standard Active Grille Shutters.
The 2015 Ford F-150 also comes with cameras that can provide the driver with a 360-degree view of the car. Other features are the integrated loading ramps, LED headlamps and taillights, trailer hitch assist , smart trailer tow module, remote tailgate, high-wattage power outlets, LED spotlights on sideview mirrors and next-generation tailgate step. Other smart innovations include a new 8-inch LCD productivity screen in the instrument panel, LED lightning embedded in the walls of the cargo box, rear under-seat storage, boxside step.
As we said, the 2015 Ford F-150 will go on sale later this year and according to the American carmaker, five primary trims will be available: XL, XLT, Lariat, Platinum and King Ranch.