The new 2015 Ford F-150 is the truck who does not need a larger presentation. We will mention that, since 1948, it is sold about 25 million such vehicles, although it is available in only three countries in the world (United States, Canada and Mexico). Over the years, this truck has become as big a legend of American auto industry as well as the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Corvette and Harley Davidson. The heart of F-Series selling makes the F-150, basic and cheapest model in the rich offer, which is based on a slightly larger Super Duty models (F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550), as well as to the larger trucks, such as F-650 and F-750.
The new 2015 Ford F-150 represents thirteen generation of this truck, and it is officially presented at the Detroit auto show. It comes with a lot of changes with aggressive design, using modern technology and high quality interior.
2015 Ford F-150 Design and Features:
An interesting fact is that the new 2015 F-150 has got a completely new design. This US carmaker says they have decided to take this step because the customer wants to get really “new” product instead of the makeup-wearing predecessors. Ford was the last time decided for the make this move in 2004 and as a result has emerged pickup which to this day holds the record for sales in one year (939 000 copies). Identical success is expected with the new model, which has picked up most of their designer lines with Atlas concept presented at this same spot last year. This concept is otherwise named the most beautiful car last year and has received much praise on account of of design, but Ford did not want to play with a winning formula. For the first time since the 1986 F-150 provides vertical headlamps, with a brand new mask available chrome or plastic (depending on version).
As before, the last part did not have much room for greater design ventures, and therefore lights reminiscent of other trucks in its class. Customer will again be able to choose between three different cab – 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCab (four-door with a short rear door), RegularCab (two doors) and CrewCab (four-door with a longer rear doors) and three sizes of trailers. For the first time in the history of the F-150 will be able to get the LED headlights, and as in the past, there are several tools for easier entry into the trailer, such as a small step in the door trailers and additional steps on the rear bumper.
Regarding the interior, Ford will continue to offer generous standard and optional equipment. The offer starts with basic 2015 Ford F-150 XL model, intended mainly for those working in the buildings and they do not care for the equipment, and it is therefore limited. Following the example of working vehicles, F-150 XL provides cheap plastic bumpers and no electrical equipment, and the next model in the XLT, which adds chrome bumpers, seventeen-inch wheels and Ford’s SYNC system is known. Although this technology has in the past received a lot of criticism that is unstable and difficult to use, Ford promises that all defects corrected and that even owners who do not understand the technology easily be able to control navigation and audio system.
This US carmaker expects that most buyers to opt for the 2015 Ford F-150 Lariat model, which provides eighteen inch wheels, LED headlamps, SYNC and a camera at the rear. The top versions are luxurious Platinum and King Ranch models. Both models come with full equipment, such as heaters and air-seater, Sony audio system with ten speakers, twenty-inch wheels and leather interior. Since its assumed the role of Ram 1500 pickup truck with top-quality interior, Ford made an effort to greatly repay this title. Judging by the pictures, the interior is progressed greatly, but its quality will have to convince yourself when production and sales promotions. It is interesting that of all the deals disappeared “sport” models, such as Harley Davidson, Tremor and FX2, and the reason lies in the great popularity of the SVT Raptor, which Ford wants more to focus on off-road ability.
Only to mention the new Ford Raptor will be available in 2016.
2015 Ford F-150 Powertrain Options:
Ford was one of the first American company, which has successfully managed to reduce the dimensions of the engine, especially the popular 3.5L EcoBoost V6, which makes about 40% of the total sales of F-150. For only $ 990 compared to the V8, EcoBoost provides the same power, more torque and lower fuel consumption. This engine will continue to be offered, now with 385 hp and 387 lb-ft of torque, although Ford mentioned that the power could cross the figure of 400 hp. As before, the standard engine in all the cheaper versions of the 2015 Ford F-150 will be 3.7L V6 with 305 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque, while the optional 5.0L V8 only with 360 hp and 360 lb-ft of torque. However, most of the attention attracted new 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine, which Ford says it will develop a minimum of 320 hp.
It is obvious that the main goal of the US giant to completely eliminate inefficient V8 engines with modern turbo V6 engines. Although many doubted the success of such technology, EcoBoost engines are certainly up to now justify all expectations. Recent internet stories tell us that the line will be expanded with a new 3.0L V6 diesel, but it will not be available before 2017. As before, the only transmission available as an option in the 2015 Ford F-150 is a six-speed automatic, which will transmit power to the rear, or optional all-wheel drive. Also we learn that Ford and General Motors are working on modern transmissions of nine and ten gears.
2015 Ford F-150 Changes and Price:
The biggest news for the 2015 Ford F-150 is not a quality interior design, also is not aggressive exterior, not even the new EcoBoost engine. In fact, for a long time F-150 is valid for the toughest truck in its class, “thanks to” a strong chassis. Ford decided to do drastic changes in order to maintain the strength and thereby reduce weight. When it goes on sale, 2015 Ford F-150 will be the first American pickup with shell be made entirely of aluminum. If you believe the official statements, the weight F-150 will be reduced by 350 kg to 2.2 tonnes. This move brings great risks. Already internet stories says that insurance companies will significantly increase the price of their services because aluminum is more expensive to operate. Ford reacted quickly and announced that prices will be higher by about 15% and it now employs experts to work with aluminum in all its dealerships. Just a few weeks after this news, and great rival General Motors has announced that it is considering a similar strategy, so Ford could make another revolution.