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Ford F-150
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 PickupPowertrain: Conventional (gasoline)
Release Year: 2014New Product Category: Redesign
Drive: 4WD/RWD

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