Consistency is everything, and for the past 38 years the Ford F-150 has been crowned America’s Best Selling Truck. In fact, for the last 32 years the Ford F-150 has been America’s Best Selling Vehicle! Which is why we’re going to show how the 2015 F-150 took the podium this year.
How did Ford do it this year? Aluminum. The last 2014 model F-150 rolled off the production line in late August last year, and the company raced to removed and replace the factory equipment with the new aluminum tools in a matter of 8 weeks. The product? A lighter, stronger, and more capable truck that will revolutionize the truck industry
Ford‘s strategy was to create a more fuel-efficient, towing capable, and load hauling machine to not only meet government fuel regulations but to give its owners more truck. By shedding 770 lbs the new 2015 F-150 increases its fuel economy by 5% when you’re comparing the 2014 F-150 4WD FFV with the 3.7L V6 to the 2015 F-150 4WD FFV with the 3.5L V6. A lighter truck allows Ford to replace the engine with a smaller one and keep the performance. Now don’t worry truck guys you’re not getting cheated out of anything because with 770 lbs. off the truck load you’re able to haul more and tow more! The smaller V6 is driving at V8 ratings so all of your truck is there, and then some.
The award at the Detroit Auto Show has definitely increased the buzz on the new F-150 even though these last few months customers have been calling and emailing non-stop asking when they’ll be here. Well, they’re here so stop by and see for yourself!