For the aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150, Ford is raising pricing by $340 to $3,615. The cheapest models will be the F-150 XL, which use a 3.5-liter V6 engine and will carry a price tag of $26,220, including the $1,195 destination charge. F-150 XLT models will get a $350 price increase as they will start at $31,980 including shipping.
For those who don’t know the XL and XLT models represent 70 percent of the total F-150 sales. The most expensive model will be the 2015 Ford F-150 Platinum model that will start at $52,155, including the $1,195 shipping charge.
The model that will get the biggest price increase will be the 2015 Ford F-150 King Ranch, which will cost $46,690 meaning a $3,615 price increase.
Ford also release pricing on the engine lineup and said that those who want to replace the 3.5-liter naturally aspirated V6 engine and get the new twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 engine will have to pay $1,995 and just $495 for the brand new 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine that generates 325 hp.
For the 2015MY, Ford also increased the standard equipment of the F-150 and according to the company it will be offered with a 2.3-inch display in the instrument cluster but also with a 4.2-inch screen located in the center of the dashboard. Also as standard is the telescoping steering wheel and two additional speakers.
The latest iteration of America's favorite truck is touted by Ford as the toughest, smartest as well as most capable F-150 so far – good enough to set the bar higher among trucks. In a sense, the all-new Ford F-150 could be considered as a reinvention.
To enable the all-new F-150 to deliver an incredible blend of power, capability as well as efficiency, Ford employed faster processors (enhanced driving performance), advanced materials (better durability and prevent corrosion), as well as innovative cargo management and towing solutions (practicality and capability).
Ford’s chief operating officer Mark Fields remarked that it is aptly described as Ford Tough as the new F-150 is now both tough and smart, thereby redefining the future of trucks. He added that the new F-150 is an example of the One Ford plan to build vehicles serving customers with a commitment to the best quality, safety, fuel efficiency, value and smart design.
Holding the record as America's best-selling truck for 37 years in a row as well as the country’s best-selling vehicle for 32 years, the Ford F-150 is part of the Ford F-Series truck lineup. For the 2015 model year, the truck has become the strongest and most durable F-150 so far. Before commencing sales of the new F-150, Ford will have the truck torture-tested for more than 10 million miles in labs, at its proving grounds and with some of Ford's most demanding truck customers.
The test regimens are designed to simulate the ordeals the truck will be subjected through by customers in its average lifetime. The tests include crisscrossing the country while pulling heavy trailers and massive loads, travelling through desert valleys as well as over high-altitude mountain passes. In the process, the F-150 is subjected to differing temperatures ranging from 20 degrees below zero to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.