Ford has the F150 on a rigorous work out scheduled to be completed this fall and it will emerge from training leaner and meaner than ever before!
The 2015 built tough Ford F150 truck plans to drop 700 lbs and beef up its high strength steel frame to tow and haul more, accelerate and stop faster and overall be more efficient than ever before. To shed the weight, 90% of the F150’s cab and the entire bed are high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloys. But don’t worry! Ford tells us that the aluminum it uses for the inside of the bed is a thicker gauge than the steel it used to use; so, it will have better ding and dent resistance than a steel bed. Consider this northern Michigan… aluminum is also a lot more resistant to corrosion and rust than steel! Beefed up? You bet… The 2015 F150 has an all-new fully boxed ladder frame that is wider and includes an increased use of high-strength steel (70,000 psi).
Ford is giving the 2015 F150 a total Atlas concept make over. Up front, there’s a bold and chunky face that’s visually taller and blockier than the current F-150’s and features more three-dimensional detailing. The back looks way more distinctive with new aerodynamic features. The lights accent the surrounding sheet metal for an eye brow raising ‘Wow’ reaction.
The F150 exterior’s strong character is echoed inside with distinctive three dimensional shapes every where. You’ll see durable, hard wearing surfaces throughout with buttons and controls made for big hands. You’ll have all kinds of storage for whatever you need to stow!
So far, Ford has announced five F-150 trim levels: XL, XLT, Lariat, Platinum, and King Ranch. Three bed lengths—5.5 feet, 6.5 feet, and 8 feet—are available, as are regular, extended Supercab, and four-door Supercrew cab styles. Base XL trucks come standard with a cloth bench seat, a 2.3″ gauge cluster screen and a 4.2″ dashboard display. All four engines are available, as is the choice of two- or four-wheel drive. Step up to the XLT for a chrome grille and bumpers, 17″ wheels, and Ford’s SYNC system. The Lariat limits the engine choice to either the 2.7-liter EcoBoost or the 5.0-liter V-8 and brings standard 18″ wheels, LED pickup bed lighting, a backup camera with trailer hitch assist, SYNC with MyFord Touch, and the 8″ gauge-cluster display. Platinum models get standard leather seats, wood trim, 20″ polished aluminum wheels, a Sony sound system, full-LED headlights and taillights, a satin-finished grille, and come only in the four-door Supercab body with the 5.0-liter V-8. Finally, the cowboy-themed King Ranch hits the scene with the usual leather and wood trim, a unique grille, standard 5.0-liter, heated and cooled front seats (the rears and steering wheel are just heated), a remote tailgate release, LED spotlights, two-tone paint, and a 10-speaker Sony audio system.
Stay tuned to Brown Motors for more updates on the 2015 Ford F150 coming to Petoskey this fall. Meanwhile, check out the current F150 trucks on the lot at Brown Motors now!