Published on January 18th, 2014 | by Jo Borrás9
2015 Ford F150 Sheds Pounds, Packs on Tech (w/ video)
January 18th, 2014 by Jo Borrás
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.
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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