The all-new 2015 Ford F-150 will prove to be the toughest, smartest, most innovative truck out there. Ford is calling its new truck “the most patented” thanks to its long list of amazing features and improvements. The new F-150 boasts over 100 new patents, as Ford engineers have redesigned many components to bring better performance, fuel efficiency and safety.
Stronger Steel Frame
Ford is introducing a brand new frame, in which it increases the amount of high-strength steel from 23% to 77%. This new alloy along with the Ford-developed heat treatment for the frame, allow for an impressively strong body. Believe it or not, even with its re-strengthened formula, Ford is shaving a few pounds off the 2015 Ford F-150’s frame.
Better Fuel Efficiency With Ecoboost
Ford is introducing the lowest displacement engine in a full size truck with the second generation F-150 Ecoboost. Rated at 2.5 liters, this turbo-charged V6 engine promises to deliver first-class fuel efficiency without sacrificing performance. Ford has achieved this through a variety of engineering tricks like using both aluminum and iron as part of the engine block, creating a powerful yet compact enclosure.
New Smart Technology
Ford is also betting on some interesting tech gadgets, like the 360º view camera. Already present in some high-end luxury cars, this is the first time a pick-up truck uses such technology. It consists of different cameras positioned in the back, front and sides, and provide a unified “birds-eye” image from above. Another first to pick-up trucks is Ford’s introduction of LED headlights. As the previous post on LED headlights discussed, LED lights not only last longer than traditional ones, but they also improve visibility and safety.
With the all-new 2015 Ford F-150, Ford is positioning its truck as not only the class leader, but as the future visionary. Ford has enjoyed the top spot for so long it can now think ahead and improve performance in new ways. If you would like to learn more about what Ford has to offer, stop by your local Ford dealership and take a look around.
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