For 37 years now the Ford F-150 has been America’s best-selling truck. For 32 years the Ford F-150 has been the best-selling U.S. vehicle. Ford has 35 million+ customers since 1948. They have also done 10 million+ miles of testing on the Ford F-150. The 2015 Ford F-150 has 11 new class exclusive features. It also has 112 filed patents and special cargo box lighting. An interesting fact about the F-150 is that 1 truck is sold every 41 seconds!
The debut of the 2015 Ford F-150 has been the talk of the town. The 2015 F-150’s can and pickup box will be almost entirely made of various grades of aluminum! Magnets will stick to the side of the new truck. This all means that towing and hauling capacities which have not yet been announced can expect to be increase by roughly the body mass savings. The body mass savings is quantified as “up to 700 pounds.” The only major piece of the body sheet metal that is not aluminum is the Quiet Steel laminated sound absorbing firewall, aluminum can’t match its performance for hushing engine noise.
Four engines are still offered under the hood. The entry 3.7 liter V-6 which accounts for 15% of current sales gets downsized to 3.5 liters while outperforming its predecessor in every way. The next engine is a brand new 2.7 liter EcoBoost V-6 that is reportedly unrelated to the 3.5. This engine features a light but tough graphite iron block and is optimized for high fuel economy for customers who do not need to tow 8000 pounds. The 5.0 liter V-8 occupies the third engine available on the 2015 Ford F-150. The last engine available is the 3.5 liter EcoBoost V-6.
There are many excellent features that are now available in the 2015 Ford F-150. The first being a 360 degree camera. This feature is remarkable, it allows you to be able to see all around the vehicle from the 8 inch screen. You can see what is infront of you or behind you without even turning around in your seat. The F-150 also has a moonroof which is available! A feature that is loved by most is the 110 volt / 400 watt outlet. This lets you plug in your laptop cord or any other cord with two prongs which you normally wouldn’t be able to plug in while riding in your vehicle.
“Our objective was to find materials that allowed us to design the truck to be as tough – or tougher – than the current model, yet could help it be hundreds of pounds lighter for better capability and fuel economy,” said Pete Friedman, Ford’s manager of manufacturing research. We shouldn’t need to explain the benefits of a lighter truck (faster, stronger and more efficient).
The new Ford F-150 will be available in 5 trim levels. These include: XL, XLT, Lariat, Platinum, and King Ranch. “The new 2015 Ford F-150, I can tell will already become an instant best-seller at our Ford Dealerships,” says David Wilson Jr. of Preston Automotive Group, “Currently the F-150 is the number 1 truck choice in our Delaware and Maryland markets; we hope to really penetrate the truck market further with the all-new Ford truck.”
The 2015 Ford F-150 is said to be available for purchase in the fourth quarter of 2014. Stay updated on our Facebook to find out when Preston Ford will have the 2015 Ford F-150 available or purchase.