The long wait is finally over as Ford unveiled its 2015 Ford F-150 to its F-Series truck lineup.
Expected to go on sale later this year, the F-150 features improved boxed-ladder frame and uses a high-strength steel. The truck utilizes military grade, aluminum alloys to save up to 700 pounds of weight.
A 2.7-liter EcoBoost with standard Auto Start-Stop and a 3.5-liter V6 engine with twin independent variable camshaft timing join the 3.5-liter EcoBoost and 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8.
Five primary trims are available: XL, XLT, Lariat, Platinum and King Ranch. Chrome appearance packages are available with XL, XLT, Lariat and King Ranch. Monochromatic sport appearance packages are available with XL, XLT and Lariat.
The FX4 off-road package can be added to most four-wheel-drive models.
External features include:
- 360-degree camera view, using exterior cameras to create a bird’s-eye view of the truck to help the driver park, maneuver in tight spots and navigate down narrow roads and trails
- Integrated loading ramps
- BoxLink, which is a combination of metal brackets and cleats used to secure a variety of accessories in the cargo box
- LED headlamps and taillamps
- Trailer hitch assist, a new rear view camera feature that adds a line based on steering wheel angle in the display to help customers line up truck and trailer without requiring a spotter or having to get out of the vehicle
- Smart trailer tow module, using a smart trailer tow wiring harness that helps identify and inform the driver of potential trailer connectivity issues, burned or unlit trailer marker lamps and brake light and trailer battery faults
- Remote tailgate, allowing for the tailgate to be locked, unlocked and released with the key fob
- High-wattage power outlets (400 watts, 110 volts) in the cab
- LED spotlights on sideview mirrors
- Latest EcoBoost technology in a 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine
- Next-generation tailgate step, which is now fully integrated inside the tailgate
Internal features include:
- 8-inch LCD screen in the instrument panel, which includes updated truck apps – from fuel economy to towing tips – and the ability to create a customized home screen for customers to access their most frequently used apps in one place
- LED lighting embedded in the walls of the cargo box
- Rear under-seat storage in F-150 Super and Crew cabs. Two storage bins also are located underneath the rear seats
- Boxside step, now available for the short 5.5-foot box