The much anticipate 2015 Ford F-150 will hit the dealership soon. With an aluminum-body and a slew of special features for the working man, the biggest question we hear is “will it be reliable?”
Well Ford put these trucks to the test, secretly, at job sites across the country. Since 2011, Ford has taken aluminum-alloy F-150 models to workers all across the country, letting the customer see what they will expect in the all-new model.
There are few vehicle more highly anticipated than the 2015 Ford F-150. Now, Ford says “You Test It.” Ford is looking for truck buyers to take an all-new F-150 through their daily commute before it hits the showroom.
Ford is launching the “You Test” campaign, in which actual Ford F-150 drivers and fans could win the opportunity to sit behind the wheel of the all-new 2015 F-150 before nearly anyone else in the world. By visiting BuiltToughTest.com, customers can tell Ford how they would test the toughness of the new F-150 pickup – maybe through a grueling off-road challenge, or even through the daily routine of a demanding job site.
Aluminum alloy is already used in the construction of military vehicles including the HMMWV and Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Aluminum helped reduced the size of the F-150 by 700 pounds from the curb weight. Ford says the aluminum leads to better fuel efficiency, heavy loads, and driving dynamics. 70% of weight loss is directly tied to aluminum. The other 30 percent comes from increased use of high-strength steel in its ladder-box frame.
“Our objective was to find materials that allowed us to design the truck to be as tough – or tougher – than the current model, yet could help it be hundreds of pounds lighter for better capability and fuel economy,” said Pete Friedman, Ford’s manager of manufacturing research.
The 2014 Ford F-150 has new HID headlamps available on XLT and above models. 17-inch machined alloy wheels with painted accents are now standard on XLT and STX models. A new power-telescoping and powerfolding trailer-tow sideview mirror is available on the lineup, and the Marina Blue specialty leather is now an option on Limited models.
On the outside, the F-150 features a new Sunset Metallic Color to go along with a long range of color options. Ask about the new 18-inch and 20-inch wheels on various trim packages.
“We saw unprecedented growth in the United States this year, especially in the midsize and utility segments,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas. “With the addition of 16 new products to our showroom, including Ford Mustang, our momentum continues.”
The 2013 Ford F-Series is Ohio’s best selling vehicle.
The best-selling car in the Untied States is also the best selling car in the Buckeye State.
Business Insider reported recently that the Ford F-series line is the best selling car in Ohio. Compiling data from Kelley Blue Book through August, Ohio joins 33 other state in putting the F-Series at No. 1.
Ohio is still a rural community that puts hard work and reliability first. So those people who need to get the job done are still picking Ford F-Series. Did you know that the Ford F-Series model was voted the most American Made Car by a panel of experts?
Sales of Ford F-150 with EcoBoost have exceeded 400,000 units.
The Ford F-150 with EcoBoost topped 400,000 in sales since its introduction three years ago. With the advanced Fuel Technology in this engine, drivers are using 45,000 fewer gallons of fuel.
Ford F-150 with EcoBoost launched in 2011 and helped lead to a transformation in the brand. The EcoBoost is a great combination of fuel economy and engine power.
Estimated fuel savings are based on the EPA-estimated combined ratings for 2011-13 F-150 EcoBoost models and for the same mix of 5.4-liter V8-equipped 2010 F-150 models, across 400,000 units and 15,000 miles of driving a year. F-150 EcoBoost sales are comprised mostly of 4×4 trucks with EPA-estimated ratings of 15 mpg city and 17 mpg combined, and a smaller percentage of 4×2 trucks with EPA-estimated ratings of 16 mpg city and 18 mpg combined. Ford has had success transitioning many customers to the new EcoBoost offering.