Aluminum-bodied F-150 SVT Raptor, new Focus RS to debut at 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Article by Christian A., on December 13, 2014

The 2015 Detroit Auto Show promises to be a big event, at least for Ford, which will unveil the redesigned F-150 SVT Raptor and the brand new Focus RS. As expected, the new SVT Raptor will use an aluminum body, just like the standard 2015 Ford F-150 and we expect to show the well-known aggressive design, which is perfect for travelling across the desert at high speeds.

There are no details regarding the debut of the new F-150, but according to Raj Nair a.k.a. company’s group vice president and chief technical officer, the cadence is reasonably close to the base vehicle.

The current SVT Raptor is priced at $46,190, including the $1,195 destination charge. We expect the new model not to offer a dramatic price increase.

Meanwhile, the new Ford Focus RS is a highly expected vehicle and we expect to see a hot hatch with a very powerful engine and a sporty design. More details to be revealed!

Ford is launching the latest iteration of the Ford F-150, an evolved version of the America's favorite truck. It sets new standards among trucks of today and the future, and is considered as smartest, toughest and most capable F-150 so far.

The US auto company designed the all-new F-150 to provide a spectacular fusion of power, capability and efficiency. This is evident on its usage of advanced materials that increases its durability and its ability to inhibit corrosion as well as to its employment of faster processors for improved driving performance. In addition, the new F-150 makes use of breakthrough cargo management and towing solutions.

Ford’s chief operating officer Mark Fields remarked that the new F-150 is more than just being Built Ford Tough, as it is now both tough and smart. Mark commented that the all-new F-150 is redefining the future of trucks while serving as an example of the One Ford plan to build vehicles committed to the very best quality, safety and fuel efficiency, as well as smart design and value.

The Ford F-150 is a member of the Ford F-Series truck lineup, which boasts of being the best-selling truck in America for 37 years in a row as well as being the best-selling vehicle in the country for 32 years.

Ford executive vice president and president of The Americas, Joe Hinrichs, quipped that the F-150 has, time and again, managed to provide the capabilities customers need as well as deliver the tougher, smarter features they desire. He added that Ford builds its trucks to the high standards of its customers.

The backbone of the F-150 – its signature fully boxed ladder frame – has been further improved for the next generation. It is now lighter yet stronger, as made possible by a more extensive use of high-strength steel. In addition, the body of the new F-150 employs high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloys not just to save weight, but also to improve its dent and ding resistance. Since it is up to 700 pounds lighter, the all-new F-150 could tow and haul more, accelerate quicker as well as stop shorter.

Ford group vice president for Global Product Development Raj Nair remarked that customers are seeking for a truck that offers itself a dependable partner, a go-anywhere workshop or a mobile office. He remarked that to cater to the demand of its truck customers, Ford created smart new features and took a whole new approach in employing new advanced materials and engines.

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