The new F-150 truck from Ford is still in development and it is still early to give any checked information. Still developing, Ford is trying to use some technologies and designs from competitors which are already unveiled, released or spied – Ram 1500, Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra. While both Ram and GM follow evolutionary steps, Ford goes for a moonshot. The most probable modification will be in materials used for manufacturing. Aluminium body panels will susbstitute steel. On the one hand it will improve fuel economy and on the other it is more expensive to repair. When we are talking about fuel consumption, aluminium as lighter material will make overall vehicle weight to drop and with combination with wheel shutters, movable front chin spoiler and EcoBoost V6, fuel economy will be much improved and it will be one of the headlight for the 2015 Ford F-150 and with it’s name it will be main bait for the buyers.
2015 Ford F-150 Trim Levels
Reports from sources inside the Ford are telling that 2015 F-150 will be available in two trim options. There are two separate F-150 prototypes, with two trim levels and dashboard configurations. All information are to be confirmed, but according to spy shots, they are true. Final unveiling is set for 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The 2015 F-150 prototypes have a center-stack designed that is very similar to Atlas.
Elements of Ford’s Atlas concept truck can be seen both on the exterior and interior design. Other similarities on two vehicles are layout of the central tunnel, the gear selector on the left and two cupholders on the right. The first thing youwill see inside is the 8-inch central touch-screen display. Prominent knobs for volume and tune flank are there in the upper cluster of buttons, with two simple rows of presets 1 to 6. MyFord Touch infotainment interface is very probably, but current users hope it will be upgraded a lot.
2015 Ford F-150 powertrain
Current model’s engine should be carried over to the new 2015 Ford F-150. Those are 5.0-liter V8, along with the twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 which makes 365 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. 2015 F-150 sprints 0-100 km/h in 6.5 seconds and achieves EPA-estimated 18 mpg. Another current engine is expected to be carried over – 3.7-liter V6 making around 300 hp.
2015 Ford F-150 competition and release date
A in competitors for 2015 Ford F-150 will be Ram 1500, Chevrolet Silverado and Toyota Tundra, and all of them are coming with overhauled designs and features. Debut is set for next January and market sales beginning i the last quarter of 2014.