The 2015 Ford F150 will almost surely be one of the most popular trucks at the 2014 SEMA Show and today we have our first look at two of the new half ton trucks that will help fill the massive Ford Motor Company at the annual Las Vegas convention - with design help from “action sports” celebrities Vaughn Gittin Jr and Brian Deegan.
Ford Motor Company is expecting such a boom in sales due to the introduction of the next generation F150 pickup that the automaker is adding 850 workers at the Dearborn Rouge Truck facility, adding to the 14,000+ new US manufacturing jobs created by Ford as part of their agreement with the UAW in 2011.
The first collection of curb weight data for the 2015 Ford F150 has hit the internet and with a weight of just 4,050 pounds in its lightest form, the new aluminum F150 weighs far less than any of the half ton competitors along with weighing less than the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.
Ford Motor Company has finally rolled out all of the vital engine specs for the 2015 Ford F150 and in a surprising move, the automaker has beefed up the 5.0L V8 while leaving the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 with the same ratings as the 2014 models – which comes as a big surprise considering that the same twin turbo V6 in the new Lincoln Navigator makes quite a bit more power.
Ford Motor Company still hasn’t rolled out all of the information on the 2015 Ford F150, but they announced the towing and payload numbers for the next generation pickup and – as I expected – the new lightweight F150 is the most capable F150 ever with towing and payload figures that make it by far the best in the half ton truck class.
Returning from 10 days in the deepest reaches of Alaska, Wounded Warrior Project members David Guzman and Kevin McMahon show off the special Nissan Titan truck created for their adventure at the State Fair of Texas.
If you have eagerly been waiting for your chance to build your ideal 2015 Ford F150 today is your day, as the configurator tool on Ford.com for the next generation F150 is finally live – with all of the pricing and option information you could want.
The jurors for the North American Car and Truck of the Year award have announced their short list and, not surprisingly, both the 2015 Ford F150 and the 2015 Ford Mustang are included – and I fully expect to see Ford Motor Company claim both titles with their groundbreaking half ton pickup and sports car.
Ford Motor Company wanted to make the new 2015 F150 better than ever in every possible way so in addition to the new lightweight, rustproof aluminum body and a lineup of engines that offers a great mix of power and efficiency – the exterior components of the next generation F150 have been subjected intense sunlight exposure to ensure that they do fade during prolonged exposure to the sun.
Although Ford Motor Company hasn’t announced the engine specifications for the entire 2015 F150, the specifications of the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 in the 2015 Lincoln Navigator of 380 horsepower and 460lb-ft of torque should serve as a minimum level for the next generation F150 – figures that would make it one of the most powerful engines in the half ton segment.
The final preparations for 2015 Ford F150 production is currently underway at the Rouge River Assembly plant and that means that the all-new F150 will be reaching dealerships soon, but even with all of the upsides of the lightweight half ton pickups, “expert analysts” continue to preach of the many downsides of the new aluminum body – all of which will be quickly forgotten once these trucks are in the hands of consumers around the US.
One of my regular readers emailed me the picture above of a 2015 Ford F150 Lightning rendering, asking me if it something like this is coming and while I don’t know if we are likely to see a new Lightning for the new model year – this image definitely shows that the 2015 F150 could be converted into one great looking sport truck.
The Detroit Rouge plant is currently being prepared to build the 2015 Ford F150 so the cutting edge, next generation version of the bestselling vehicle in America is right around the corner – but some consumers could be waiting until 2015 before they get their hands on their new F150.
The arrival of the 2015 Ford F150 is right around the corner and while the Motor Company will offer five trimlines plus the FX4 Off Road package, there has been no word on the future of the sporty Tremor package – which is a shame considering the many upsides to the small, powerful F150.
The introduction of any new generation of a popular vehicle is likely to come with a price hike so we knew that the 2015 Ford F150 would be sporting some sort of increase in pricing, but with the first pieces of the pricing puzzle announced, the new F150 lineup has gotten more expensive from top to bottom - with the most expensive models seeing the biggest increases.
This past Saturday, the very last 2014 Ford F150 pickup rolled off of the assembly line at the Dearborn Truck Plant and with production halted, the crews responsible for preparing the plant to build the new aluminum bodied 2015 F150 scramble to get the line back in action as quickly as possible.
The 2015 Ford F350 Super Duty was expected to be the most powerful truck in the segment, but the 2015 Ram 3500 has gotten a bump in torque for the new model year that bests the Ford by just a touch and the Chevy Silverado by a ton – while the Ram continues to be the most capable one ton truck in America in terms of payload and towing as well.
Over the past few years, General Motors has failed to offer a proper luxury model Silverado, but the 2014 Silverado 1500 High Country solves that problem in a very big way – offering comparable comforts to the likes of the Ford F150 King Ranch and the Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition
The 2015 Ford F150 will almost assuredly be the most efficient half ton F Series ever, but if the Motor Company wants to challenge the super efficient Ram 1500 with EcoDiesel engine and the 8-speed automatic, Ford will need to do more – and that “more” could come in the form of a 10-speed automatic transmission developed with help from General motors.
We have previously looked at the King Ranch, Platinum and FX4 packages for the 2015 Ford F150 and as we continue our in-depth looks at the next generation half ton pickup, we move onto the 2015 F150 Lariat – a model which will help the F Series continue to be the bestselling vehicle in America.
The 2015 Ford F150 will come in five different trimlines at launch and while the pinnacle of half ton luxury comes with the Platinum package, those folks who want a luxurious F150 with more customization options can opt for the 2015 King Ranch package – which comes with a set of appearance packages that change the look of the exterior.
As part of the recently released 2015 Ford F150 Appearance Guide, the Motor Company offered up a couple pictures and a list of standard features for the top of the line Platinum model – giving us our first in-depth look at the premium luxury version of the new F150.