Last modified: 02/03/14
Ford made waves at the 2014 Detroit auto show with the introduction of the aluminum-body F-150. The redesigned pickup is the latest phase of Ford's strategy to meet future CAFE standards. Ford has said the 2015 F-150 will weigh up to 700 pounds less than the current model. So Ford is using a material that is far more expensive per pound, but the impact is reduced because there are far fewer pounds in the final product. Cutting weight on the F-150 means Ford can use smaller engines, such as the new 2.7-liter EcoBoost.
Ford has not set prices for the 2015 F-150. But Ford representatives say the company plans to price the truck roughly the same as the current F-150, from $24,500 to $55,000. The 2015 F-150 will go into production in Q4 of 2014.
|Segment: Full-sized Pickup||Powertrain: Conventional (gasoline)|
|Release Year: 2014||New Product Category: Redesign |
|Drive: 4WD/RWD|| |