Everyone at Bill Fick Ford in Huntsville, Texas is thrilled to see the new F-150 truck recently unveiled at the Detroit auto show. Some big news of changes for America’s top-selling vehicles was also in tow.
One of the most surprising announcements was that the F-150’s body is made out of aluminum. Yes, you read that right! While it cost more than traditional steal, it can help save fuel over the long run because it makes the new 2015 Ford F-150 weigh approximately 700 pounds less than the current model, per Ford. Other weight trimming factors, a frame made from high-strength steel.
Take a look at a video of the new 2015 Ford F-150…
It’s no surprise that fuel economy is a big factor in selecting a truck for many consumers. In fact, about 40% of F-150 buyers are already choosing a more fuel efficient V6 engine over the traditional V8, according to Ford. To meet the needs of consumers, Ford has the EcoBoost engine, which is a V6 (and touts the fuel efficiency) but provides towing and hauling capabilities similar to the bigger V8.
Among the new features that will be available on the new F-150, there is a tailgate that can be locked, unlocked and released remotely and a camera system that assists in parking by giving the driver a view of the truck as if seen from above.
Can’t wait for 2015 and want a new for a Ford F-150 now? Take the short drive up I-45 to Huntsville for a no bull deal. Shop online at www.BillFickFord.com!