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Published on January 18th, 2014 | by Jo Borrás

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2015 Ford F150 Sheds Pounds, Packs on Tech (w/ video)

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January 18th, 2014 by  

2015 Ford F-150

The new 2015 Ford F150 pickup uses an aluminum body to cut more than 700 lbs. of weight from its body compared to the 2014 model. Combining those massive weight savings with other changes, like the addition of a new, 2.7 liter twin-turbo Ecoboost V6 and the same sort of active shutter system we suggested Ford incorporate into its trucks back in August, makes this new Ford seriously more fuel efficient than any vehicle this big has a right to be!

So, we love the new F150 already, but will consumers love it? Will they be turned off by the smaller engine or the perception that steel is stronger than aluminum? Read all about the new 2015 Ford F150 reveal at NAIAS, watch the video, and let us know what you think of the new big Ford in the comments.

 


2015 Ford F-150 Sheds 700 Pounds, Gains Tons Of Tech (via Gas 2.0)

The 2015 Ford F-150 has been revealed, and it is arguably the biggest reveal of the year. Utilizing lots of aluminum to shed about 700 pounds of weight and employing all sorts of new technologies, like active grille shutters and a new, smaller EcoBoost…

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I've been involved in motorsports and tuning since 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the Important Media network. You can find me on Twitter, Skype (jo.borras) or Google+.



  • TEXMALT

    Ford always innovates new technology and design. GM criticize Ford and now they are copy the same thing!!
    wish had more money to buy more ford stocks

    • Bob_Wallace

      Yep, Ford really pulled out in the lead when they introduced the Volt.
      And the way GM had to scramble to get the Thunderbird to market after Ford produced the Stingray a couple years earlier. Another great example of Ford leading the way.

      Oh, wait….

      Got that backwards, sorry. But at least GM pulled off a great fail with the Edsel.

  • Carbon

    Aluminum junk thanks to the Fed Nazis forcing CAFE standards instead of letting the free market decide how much they want to pay for fuel or what products to purchase. Can’t wait to hit in one …now even a Prius will have a good shot at it. Ford didn’t have the nerve to fully go through with the Atlas design either. It gets a 5

  • mx3racr

    Do not EVER,EVER wreak or get a dent repaired! Very, very few repair shops can handle repairing aluminum. Good luck to whoever buys one!!!

    • Bob_Wallace

      Shops will learn. The ones that learn first will make the most money.

  • previousfordowner

    What happened to the Atlas grille? Ford comes up with a great design then changes it to something blah for production. I don’t get it.

  • Rudi de Groot

    What the heck happened to all the great Atlas design nuances? BOO, FORD!

  • J_JamesM

    This is a very good direction to go in. Only a fool would be put off by aluminum- a century ago we had figured out how to make Duraluminum for use in Zeppelins that was roughly as strong as steel and a third the weight.

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