The all-new 2015 Ford F-150 model is debuting at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, boasting technical upgrades that are completely new to the American truck segment.
The biggest news is that the 2015 Ford F-150 has lost more than 700 pounds in weight, mostly with the use of an aluminium body, and some with the use of high-strength steel in the ladder-box frame. Ford claims the aluminium bits are nearly military-grade, while the frame is as strong as some rivals’ heavy-duty trucks.
There are new engine options on offer – a 2.7L Ecoboost unit and a naturally aspirated 3.5L V6 motor. The 5.0L V8 remains in the line-up but the 6.2L V8 has been dropped. Horsepower and torque ratings have not been revealed yet.
Inside, an optional 8-inch display can run a number of ‘TruckApps’. There is also an optional 360-degree camera added to the new F-150, a segment first. An optional panoramic roof is available as well.
Five variants will be available on sale in the U.S. during the fourth quarter of 2014, namely the base XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum.