It’s one of the best-selling vehicles in the world, the best selling truck in the United States, and an American standby as a work-vehicle. Later this year, the leader in trucks will get even better: Ford has upgraded numerous features of the 2015 F-150 pickup, making it one of the most comprehensive, technologically advanced, and capable trucks ever made.
It starts with a body redesign, which includes a new high-strength steel frame and aluminum-alloy body, along with over 10 million miles of testing. But that’s just the beginning: the redesign of the body and frame, and the alloy used, have helped shave up to 700 pounds of weight off the 2015 Ford F-150. On Shelbyville roads, this weight-loss will contribute directly to improving the fuel-efficiency, making it one of the most fuel-efficient pickup trucks ever designed.
Beyond that, there are technology features like a 360-degree camera view, curve control systems, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system to aid the drive in all situations and help protect those inside the new Ford F-150 truck. These features help protect, but they are just the beginning of the brains behind the 2015 redesign. For example, the new F-150 also sports auto start-stop technology that helps save fuel by automatically stopping the engine when the vehicle is stopped—unless the car is towing or set in four-wheel drive. And if this wasn’t enough, there are also active grill shutters which open the front grill when the engine needs to cool, but close them at cruising speed to reduce drag and increase fuel efficiency. The new Ford F-150 is innovating far ahead of other pickups, and we’ve only scratched the surface in this blog. Stay tuned for more!