2014 Detroit:

2015 Ford F-150 Gets Tougher, Smarter and Lighter

- AutoNation Drive

At the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, Ford unveiled the highly-anticipated 2015 Ford F-150, which it says is the toughest, smartest and most capable F-150 ever. The all-new F-150 delivers a complete combination of power, capability and efficiency.

“F-150 is well-known for being Built Ford Tough. Now, it is both tough and smart,” said Mark Fields, Ford Motor Company chief operating officer. “The all-new F-150 redefines the future of trucks, and it is yet another example of our One Ford plan producing vehicles that serve customers with a commitment to the very best quality, fuel efficiency, safety, smart design and value.”

Joining the powertrain lineup will be a new 2.7-liter EcoBoost with standard Auto Start-Stop along with a 3.5-liter V6 engine with twin independent variable camshaft timing. The proven 3.5-liter EcoBoost and 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 will be offered as well. The 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine features a lightweight, compact design to deliver the same power as some mid-range V8s. The 2015 F-150′s predominantly aluminum structure helped Ford achieve an incredible 700 pound weight reduction over its predecessor.

“Once again, the Ford F-150 establishes new standards in durability, capability, technology and efficiency to help F-150 owners be more productive 24/7 – whether for work or weekend fun,” said Nair.

The 2015 Ford F-150 will launch late this year and will be built at Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Mich., and Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Mo. Official pricing details to follow.