F-150

Ford's new F-150 takes aim at Ram's highway mpg crown

3:51 pm U.S. ET | July 29, 2014
Ford hopes to regain fuel economy bragging rights in big pickups by offering a special “SFE” package on the aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150. The Super Fuel Economy package -- or SFE -- will be available on XL and XLT models. It will be powered by the company's newest engine: a lightweight and compact 2.7-liter twin turbo V-6 equipped with stop-start....
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Ford hikes revamped F-150 pickup prices as much as $3,615

11:36 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014
Ford is raising prices on the new 2015 aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup by $360 to $3,615, or 1 percent to 8 percent, and has trimmed the number of models to five from 11. When the new truck arrives this fall, the least expensive F-150 will be the XL model powered by a 283-hp V-6 engine at a starting price of $26,220, which includes a $1,195 shipping charge....
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New F-150's fuel economy will improve, but can it best Ram 1500?

2:50 pm U.S. ET | July 22, 2014
Ford's new aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150 pickup coming this fall might not be able to beat Chrysler Group's Ram 1500 and claim best-in-class fuel economy....
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Lighter Ford F-150 to feature less standard hp, torque

12:34 pm U.S. ET | July 22, 2014
Ford's new aluminum-bodied F-150 will come with less standard horsepower and torque than today's pickups. In the lighter truck, drivers won't miss it, Ford executives said today....
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Auto repair conference to focus on next F-150

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
Starting at the end of this month, the 2015 aluminum-bodied Ford F-150 pickup will take center stage at the nation's biggest annual collision repair industry gathering in Detroit....
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Ford takes wraps off '15 Power Wheels F-150

7:30 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2014
The 2015 Power Wheels F-150 -- designed for children 3 years and older and a key product of Ford's merchandising and licensing efforts -- is a child-sized version of the aluminum-bodied truck due to be launched late this year....
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Ford expands F-150 recall to inspect, repair electronic power assisted steering

3:43 pm U.S. ET | June 24, 2014
Ford expanded a recall of 2014 F-150 pickups to 5,675 trucks to inspect and repair a possible glitch with the electronic power assisted steering gear....
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Aluminum Ford F-150 remains on track, Hinrichs says

11:08 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2014
In response to Morgan Stanley’s concerns about potential delays, Ford Americas chief Joe Hinrichs said the new aluminum-bodied F-150 truck remains on track for its introduction later this year....
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New F-150: Out and about and attracting attention

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
Preproduction versions of Ford's redesigned F-150 pickup are being tested in and around Detroit....
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How to contain aluminum dust?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2014
Curtains or walls? It's a big decision that Ford dealers with body shops face as they gear up to repair the 2015 aluminum-body F-150 pickup, arriving late this year....
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New F-150 spied on road near Detroit

10:06 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2014
This 2015 Ford F-150 was seen driving undisguised in suburban Detroit on Sunday. The aluminum-bodied truck begins production later this summer. The lightweight body saves as much as 700 pounds over the outgoing steel-bodied truck....
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Ford names Mustang styling chief new Europe design boss

May 28, 2014 17:07 CET
Ford has named Joel Piaskowski, who helped create the automaker's new Mustang, to head its design team in Europe. He will succeed Martin Smith on July 1. Smith, who has led Ford's European design for 10 years, will retire at the end of the year....
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Q&A

Ford's Hinrichs wants better quality, smooth launches

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
Ford is launching 16 new vehicles in North America this year, which Ford says is the busiest and most ambitious launch schedule in its history....
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Ford's new F-150 prompts renovation of assembly plant tour

1:00 pm U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
Ford, one of the few automakers to routinely open an assembly line to the general public, is renovating its Rouge factory tour and renovating the Dearborn Truck Plant's body shop at the end of the summer in anticipation of the 2015 Ford F-150....
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Marchionne's take on aluminum? Ram not an option

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014
Marchionne says Chrysler will be watching Ford's rollout of its aluminum 2015 F-150 very closely to gauge market acceptance....
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Inside Land Rover's Solihull plant shows hint of F-150 production

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2014
Land Rover's Solihull plant offers a glimpse at the production system Ford will use for the aluminum 2015 F-150....
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Innovation, safety are winners at PACE Awards

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
It's difficult to look disruptive dressed in a tuxedo....
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Tests toughened F-150 bed

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
Ford Motor Co. decided to increase the thickness of the aluminum used in the 2015 F-150's bed floor by almost half after conducting testing with three commercial fleet customers....
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Ford F-150 probe closed by U.S. regulators without request for recall

10:28 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2014
Federal safety regulators said today they have closed an investigation into complaints of reduced power in Ford F-150 pickup trucks, stopping short of requesting a recall. The probe covered about 360,000 trucks....
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Smart recycling cuts F-150 cost

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2014
Innovative recycling that sorts aluminum by type and returns it to suppliers will save Ford $124 per pickup, compared with using conventional recycling methods, when production of the 2015 aluminum-bodied F-150 starts this fall, says a stock analyst....
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Ford advances 3% after 'strong' finish

2:18 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2014
Ford Motor sales ticked up 3 percent in March, spurred by a strong second half of the month, particularly from the company's two biggest sellers: the F-series pickup and Fusion mid-sized sedan....
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Ram pickup outsells Silverado for first time since 1999

4:01 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2014
It’s no April Fool’s joke, though General Motors may wish it were. The Ram pickup outsold the Chevrolet Silverado in March, the first monthly win by the Ram over Chevrolet’s full-sized pickup in nearly 15 years....
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Ford spending $500 million to build new V-6 truck engine in Ohio

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2014
Ford is investing $500 million to build a new compact, lightweight turbocharged V-6 engine for the redesigned F-150 pickup at a plant in Lima, Ohio. The smaller V-6 engine should help the venerable F-150 close the fuel economy gap with Chrysler Group's Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, which has a 3.0-liter diesel engine and an industry best EPA rating of 28 mpg highway....
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FORD'S OTHER TRUCK GAMBLE

Transit family will replace long-popular E-series vans

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
The Transit van family represents a change for Ford almost as significant as the shift from steel to aluminum in the F-150....
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A BIG TAB FOR TOOLS

Large Ford stores say cost of aluminum body shop will surpass $70,000

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
Michigan Ford dealer Ed Jolliffe has been calculating the cost of getting his body shop ready for the 2015 aluminum F-150 pickup, and finds the numbers sobering....
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