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    The 2015 Ford -150 is the best-selling vehicle in North America for 32 years in a row and it’s about to get a major overhaul.

    Unveiled today at the North American International Autoshow in Detroit, the new F-150 will be the first mass-market vehicle made of lightweight aluminum alloys, giving it a substantial weight savings. Ford says the truck will weigh almost 700lbs less than the previous model, allowing it to use a variety of smaller, for fuel efficient power plants while achieving the same performance. Official figures have not been released yet but rumors are of a 30 MPG (7.84 L/100 KM) highway rating.

    A new 2.7-liter EcoBoost with standard Auto Start-Stop and a 3.5-litre V6 engine with twin independent variable camshaft timing join the proven 3.5-liter EcoBoost and 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8.

    The exterior has also been revamped to resemble the Ford Atlas Concept, first seen at last year’s Auto Show. It sports a split-headlight design and a beefier front grille similar to Ford’s F-250 and F-350 models.
    The interior has also been given a facelift and is both wider and contains more head room than before. Buttons and controls are optimized so they can be operated while wearing work gloves. Storage options include laptop stowage in the center console, as well as quick storage solutions for cellphones, drinks, pens and business cards.
    Other innovations include:

    • New 8-inch LCD productivity 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;
    • Boxside step, now available for the short 5.5-foot box.

    The F-150 represents 40% of all U.S. truck sales and a major change such as this one is a big risk for Ford. “We’ve done a lot of research,” President of Ford America Joe Hinrichs, told the Detroit Free Press. “It’s the right way to go.”

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