Finally, the information about the much-awaited 2015 F-150 pickup car from Ford is slowly sprouting out like mushrooms in Texas and it is surfacing out ahead of the test drives to be whipped up by the media folks.
Many believed that the F-150 will be comprised of aluminum, well this hypothesis turned out to be false as the automobile’s body is made up of 78% high-strength steel, which increased by 22% when compared to its most recent 2014 precursor. The addition of the steel decreased significantly the F-150’s weight by 70 pounds.
However, aluminum still employed in front fender but it plummeted to just 11 pounds. The testing of F-150 prototypes include the uninformed miners dropped heavy piece of equipment in a bed and has just dented it. The very same bed is used by Ford into its F-150’s pickup bed, a thickened bed which can withstand wear and tear for many years to come.
The additional cab variants of the F-150 will come with a peculiar rear-hinged suicide doors that can be opened at an impressive 170 degrees. This design will allow the passengers to have an easy access to car even in the midst of overcrowding. The prices and EPA fuel economy ratings of these models will be revealed on November which is also near the date of sales and shipments.
According to car experts the best fuel economy of the car will emanate from the alternative 2.7-liter Ecoboost V6 engine and will just charge a $495 premium on top of the base engine. Nonetheless, it is priced $1,100 lesser than the 5.0 liters V8. The V6 boasts of an impressive 375 lb-ft of torque at just 3,000 rpm and has a towing capacity of 8,500 lbs.