The folks at Shelby American have announced that they will roll out a heavily modified 2015 Ford F150 pickup at the upcoming SEMA Show in Las Vegas, with a 700hp engine and the proper mods to make one wicked off-road racer – serving as a stand-in for the SVT Raptor until that factory go-fast truck arrives next year.
This past Friday, the Chrysler Group teased a few of the vehicles that they are bringing to SEMA and while we were enamored with the prospect of an all-wheel drive Dodge Challenger – there were also teasers of what appear to be the Chrysler 300, the Ram 1500 Rebel and a Fiat 500X which will join the AWD muscle car in the huge Mopar display.
Have you been pining over the COPO Camaro, the Ford F150 Raptor or the C7 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, but there is no real way for you to afford the real thing in the near future, you will soon be able to park a Lego version of these legendary performance vehicles on your desk for less than $20.
The 2015 SEMA Show is less than a month away and today we have a look at three of the customized 2015 Ford F150 pickups that will help fill the Motor Company’s huge display in the Las Vegas Convention Center – with two intended for on-road fun while the other will go fast on almost any surface.
The 2017 Ford F150 SVT Raptor will feature by a new, high performance version of the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 which is expected to yield somewhere in the area of 450 horsepower and once this new, beefier version of the long-popular EcoBoost V6 has hit the streets in the new SVT pickup – the Ford Taurus SHO should be the next in line to get a higher output twin turbo V6.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been under negotiation, behind closed doors, for some time. It's now up for Congressional approval, which could mean the "chicken tax" on pickup truck imports would be lifted. Would that mean Nissan would bring us a Navara?
The local union responsible for building the 2015 Ford F150 at the Kansas City production facility was threatening to go on strike if some concerns with issues at the plant were not addressed, but the head of the local union has announced that a tentative agreement has been reached – thus avoiding a stoppage of F150 production at this vital time.
While the package name All-Terrain might lead some to believe that this is an unstoppable heavy duty pickup that will conquer any trail, the truth is that the 2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD All-Terrain is more of a luxury trimline that can still do every bit as much work as any other truck in the company lineup – including handling muddy trails as well as almost any heavy duty truck in the segment.
Ford Motor Company has issued a voluntary recall of roughly 37,000 examples of the 2015 F150 pickup over a concern that the adaptive cruise control feature could be incorrectly calibrated and as a result, the system could cause the vehicle to brake suddenly when passing a particularly shiny vehicle – potentially leading to an accident.
Last week we picked up a 1999 GMC Sonoma compact pickup truck and drove it 300 miles to its new home. Averaging well over 30 mpg on regular gasoline, we now ponder the true reason behind America’s inability to cross the high-mpg barrier.
Ford Motor Company has dropped the first bits of information on the 2017 F Series Super Duty pickups and while that information is brief at best, today’s announcement offers us our first images and the first official information on the next generation heavy duty Ford trucks – including the facts that they are lighter, stronger and wrapped in an aluminum skin.
Ford Motor Company has offered up an infographic that breaks down the most popular exterior colors by trimline while also giving us an idea of what colors are the most popular in prime areas around the country – and across the board, black, white and grey are the most popular colors for the new F150.
Ford Motor Company announced earlier this year that the 2016 F150 would benefit from a new top of the line package named the Limited and while we speculated that it would be expensive, the pricing is far beyond what we would have guessed – with the four wheel drive version starting over $63,000.
Ford Motor Company rolled the dice when they introduced the twin turbocharged EcoBoost V6 for the F150 pickup a few years back and that gamble continues to pay off, with a whopping 63% of new F150 pickups sold in August 2015 coming with one of the two EcoBoost engine options – accounting for an improvement of 86% compared to the same month last year.