The 2015 Ford F-150 arrives in Sacramento
A TRUCK THAT'S STRONGER
THAN EVER BEFORE
From its fully boxed, high-strength-steel frame to the use of high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloys* in its body and bed, this F-150 takes tough to a whole new level. Weighing in as much as 700 lbs. less than its predecessor helps make this truck a whole lot more capable and more effective too. Plus, it accelerates, brakes and resists corrosion like never before. In addition, we standardized the chemistry of the aluminum alloy used in construction of the 2015 F-150 body and bed to facilitate recycling. Our aluminum scrap can be reclaimed and sent back into the manufacturing process to minimize waste. Many steel components of the 2015 F-150 are designed to enable using a roll-forming process that minimizes weight and maintains strength.
EFFICIENCY WITHOUT COMPROMISE
As always, we start with what a pickup truck has to do to get the job done as quickly, capably and efficiently as possible. Then we maximize efficiency without sacrificing any performance or capability. That’s a winning formula for truck owners.
THE NEXT GENERATION
Like its predecessor the 3.5L EcoBoost, this second-generation 2.7L EcoBoost dynamo achieves great low-end torque and capability combined with efficiency, bringing EcoBoost technology to a new level. The compacted graphite iron block is extremely strong. It’s the same material we use in the engine block of our 6.7L PowerStroke diesel. Auto start/stop technology, a variable-displacement oil pump, and new stronger yet lighter connecting rods are just a few of the innovations that make our newest EcoBoost engine efficient and powerful enough for your work site.
FORD TOUGH TEST
We subjected the earliest prototypes to bashing terrain, temperature swings from 20 below to 120 above, and climates thick with salt. Over 10 million cumulative miles before the first truck even rolls off the line. Now we’re doing the same to production prototypes.