Chicago 2014: The Ford F-150 can now be a Polar Vortex Fighter

Chicago 2014: The Ford F-150 can now be a Polar Vortex Fighter image

Text: / Photos: Ford Press | posted February 12, 2014 11:50

F-150 has new weapon in battling ruthless weather conditions

With the Polar Vortex wreaking havoc throughout the Eastern part of North America, Ford has equipped the 2015 F-150 has a new arsenal in battling the ruthless winter season. Ford introduced the F150 truck that has a snow plow prep option on all cab configurations - Regular, SuperCab, and SuperCrew. With this, Ford will be the only manufacturer to offer  a light-duty snow plow prep option.

The snow plow mode is activated by the push of a button and the vehicle temporarily turns off nonessential features to provide dedicated power for the plow. The snow plow package requires the truck to be equipped with a 5.0L V8 engine and four-wheel drive. It is available in XL, XLT, and Lariat trim levels.

"The new F-150 is the toughest ever, and by using more high-strength steel in its frame and advanced materials in the body, we've made the new truck up to 700 pounds lighter. Adding a snow plow prep kit to our lineup helps ensure our customers have even more tools at their disposal to get the job done,” said Eric Peterson, Ford F-150 Marketing Manager.

Upon delivery of a new F-150 with the snow plow prep option, owners should take their truck to a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier to be able to purchase and install the plow hardware. Ford says the maximum light-duty plow weight will be over 450 pounds.

The new plow option for the Ford F-150 will be available at the end of 2014.