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NAIAS 2014: Ford unveils aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150

NAIAS 2014: Ford unveils aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150 image

Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Ford | posted January 14, 2014 17:58

Tougher, smarter, more capable

The Ford Motor Company has come to the 2014 North American International Auto Show with something special: an all new Ford F-150 pick up.

According to Ford, the all new F-150 has redesigned to be tougher, smarter, and more capable than before.

Ford F-150 rear

Ford said that the new F-150 is an entirely new truck because it has been redesigned from nose to tailgate. F-150’s body is now designed with military grade aluminum alloys which aren't just making the weight of the truck 700 pounds lighter than the older model but also stronger and more resistant to dents.

Powering the F-150 is a duo of engines, the first being a 3.5-liter V6 and the other being Ford’s latest 2.7 liter EcoBoost with Auto Start-Stop as standard. Ford touts the F-150 as being built with an impressive combination of power, capability, and efficiency.

The Ford F-150 stands as an even tougher pickup truck by undergoing rigorous test simulation. The test includes crisscrossing different states pulling heavy trailers and hefty loads through desert valleys and high-altitude mountains. The new F-150 was also tested and engineered to withstand temperatures from freezing to scorching summer heat.

Ford F-150 interior

New features make the new F-150 a smarter and more capable pickup truck. It is equipped with a 360-degree camera view which can help the driver park and maneuver in tight spots and narrow roads. It is also equipped with loading ramps that enables easy loading of ATV’s, Motorbikes, and other equipments. A cargo box is also part of the new F-150 to secure a variety of accessories. Aside from these, it also has LED headlamps and taillights, curve control, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping system, and blind spot information system.

The F-150 is still a U.S. product, unlike the Ranger which is a smaller, global pick-up.