Ford officially introduced their 2015 F-150 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit Monday (Jan. 13), which the brand touted as the “toughest, smartest and most capable F-150 ever.”
“F-150 is well-known for being ‘Built Ford Tough.’ Now, it is both tough and smart,” Mark Fields, Ford Motor Company COO, said at the press conference. “The all-new F-150 redefines the future of trucks, and it is yet another example of our One Ford plan producing vehicles that serve customers with a commitment to the very best quality, fuel efficiency, safety, smart design and value.”
For the truck’s update, Ford engineers made it lighter and stronger, utilizing high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloys throughout the body for the first time, improving dent and ding resistance and also saving up to 700 pounds of weight overall.
The truck is powered by one of four available engines: a new 2.7-liter EcoBoost with standard Auto Start-Stop; a 3.5-liter V6 engine with twin independent variable camshaft timing; the proven 3.5-liter EcoBoost; and 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8.
Other new features include exterior cameras, so drivers can see a 360-degree bird’s-eye view of the truck to assist in parking, maneuvering in tight spots, and navigate down narrow roads and trails; LED headlamps and taillamps for better nighttime visibility; and high-wattage power outlets in the cab, allowing drivers to easily charge corded tools, battery chargers or anything else.
The 2015 Ford F-150 hits dealerships later this year.