Ford Motor Company is making a big push to allow as much customization as possible with the 2015 F150 with a collection of trimlines and a handful of unique equipment packages, but the biggest level of customization will come in the way of colors and wheel choices – with 13 exterior shades and 14 different wheel designs available for the 2015 model year.
As we approach the launch of the all new aluminum 2015 Ford F-150, experts go on-record predicting the fuel economy numbers the new truck can achieve with the new 2.7-liter EcoBoost. The news is not good for the Tacoma and Frontier.
In just a few months, Nissan will unveil an all-new Titan at the 2015 North America International Auto Show in Detroit, MI. Now lead by former Ram truck chief, Nissan is poised to make big waves with a new Titan.
The recently released 2015 Ford F150 Appearance Guide revealed that the FX4 Off-Road package will return for the next generation F150, but the new FX4 will be marketed in a new way with a bigger emphasis on off-road performance for every 2015 model sold.
Reports flooded the internet this morning that a next generation Ford F Series Super Duty pickup prototype test truck had caught fire and literally burned to the ground – and that the result of the towering inferno was melting action that suggest that the Super Duty will use similar aluminum panels to those used on the 2015 F150.
If you have been patiently waiting to purchase a 2015 Ford F150, you should head to your friendly neighborhood Ford dealer today as the order banks for the next generation F150 are officially open – even though the full details and pricing on the 2015 models haven’t been announced yet.
Earlier this week, Ford Motor Company rolled out the first official numbers for the new 2.7L EcoBoost V6 and we were so busy focusing on that new twin turbo mill that we breezed right past the specs for the new base model 3.5L V6 – an engine that is the most capable among half ton entry level pickups.
Even though half ton trucks are valued more for their capabilities than their fuel economy, the 2015 Ford F150 may be forced to adapt an 8-speed transmission to keep pace with the competition from both General Motors and the Chrysler Group’s Ram brand.
Ford announced back in January that the company would introduce a new 2.7L EcoBoost V6 for the 2015 F150 which caused many skeptics to question whether it would be “enough motor” for the bestselling truck in America, but with the formal announcement of the power figures for the next generation F150 – those skeptics will need to find a new point to critique.
Which future engine would make more sense in a small truck for the US market? A Toyota Tacoma Diesel would have decent torque. A Tacoma Hybrid would have tremendous fuel economy advantages. Is there a wrong answer?
The Ford F150 and the rest of the F Series lineup have been selling in incredible numbers over the past 18 months, but as the arrival of the all new 2015 F150 draws near, sales of the current F150 have slowed as consumers are likely waiting for the launch of the next generation Ford pickup – either to buy that new model or to try to score a deal on a current model.
As all of the automakers work to come up with the most fuel efficient vehicles possible, the 2015 Ford F150 could call upon the new 2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder that will power the 2015 Ford Mustang to create a Super Fuel Economy model that would offer far less trucking capabilities and far better fuel economy – essentially battling the fuel economy of the midsized truck market with an F150.
Until Lexus launched its new NX 300h AWD hybrid crossover thoughts of a Toyota Tacoma Hybrid pickup were unrealistic. Now that Toyota family AWD hybrids the same weight as the Tacoma have arrived, the fantasy is becoming more fun to consider.
The latest “Most American Vehicles” list has been issued by Cars.com and not surprisingly, the Ford F150 is the most American of the vehicles sold in the USA while the Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Viper join the bestselling truck on a list of ten that includes seven vehicles from Japanese automakers.
Ford Motor Company has issued a recall for a select group of 2014 F150 pickups over a concern that there could be a manufacturing problem with the Electronic Power Assist Steering system – a problem that is severe enough that the company has instructed owners to avoid driving their trucks until the problem is fixed.
The Ram Power Wagon may seem like an oddity among heavy duty and off-road trucks, but, for those who know, it is a one-of-a-kind beast. Want to go anywhere with lots of power? This truck is the ticket.
I got the pleasure of putting a few hundred miles on the 2014 Toyota Tundra at the launch earlier this year and while I was impressed by the new model during normal daily driving – the true measure of a proper full size pickup is the ability to do the harder jobs and in this review, I put the new Toyota pickup through the paces of a proper work truck.
The 2015 Ford F150 is unique from the competition in the heavy use of aluminum body panels and in an effort to come up with materials that are more sustainable and lighter weight, Ford might use the waste from a ketchup manufacturing plant to use in place of petroleum based plastics.
The Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon will launch with innovative feature that parents will appreciate. Toyota's next Tacoma and Nissan's final Frontier had better be something very special coming if they want to retain their sales.