News doesn’t get much bigger than the 2015 F-150. Reports indicate Ford is plans to make a huge leap forward with their best-selling pickup truck at next month’s Detroit Auto Show.
Car and Driver is saying that the 2015 F-150 may debut as the first all-aluminum truck in the segment. This rumor would explain why the delay of the F-150 launch was reportedly connected to an aluminum-related setback.
The significance of an aluminum body is that, if true, the truck would be hundreds of pounds lighter – aluminum is more durable, yet lighter than steel – which could do wonders for the F-150’s fuel economy. Nonetheless, Ford will have to be careful with how it rolls out this next generation workhorse. All eyes will be on the F-150 at the Detroit show next month. We’ll be sure to let you know how it goes.
If you want to read more, head on over to Car and Driver. Feel free to weigh in on the idea of an aluminum 2015 F-150 by leaving a comment, sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or talking to one of us at Leith Ford.