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2015 Ford F-150 Officially Drops Up to 700 Pounds and Debuts With New 2.7L EcoBoost (Video)

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Ford has officially unveiled the all-new 2015 Ford F-150, which was previewed last year by the Atlas concept. We've heard several reports about the 2015 F-150 switching to an aluminum body and now Ford has now released all the details.

"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."

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Ford says that the new F-150 is the strongest F-150 ever with its new high-strength steel frame and lightweight aluminum body. High-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloys - already used in aerospace, commercial transportation, energy and many other rugged industries - are used throughout the F-150 body for the first time, improving dent and ding resistance and also saving weight. Overall, up to 700 pounds of weight have been saved.

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The 2015 F-150 also debuts a new turbocharged 2.7L V6 EcoBoost engine. Ford hasn't released the specs for the new engine, but says that it will have power that's on par with some mid-range V8s. Other engines are a 3.5-liter V6, turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost and a 5.0L V8.

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Ford has added a long list of new tech features to the 2015 F-150. A 360-degree camera creates a bird's-eye view of the truck; integrated loading ramps, which enable easy loading of ATVs, motorcycles and mowers; LED headlights and taillights; smart tow module makes towing easier; remote tailgate, allowing for the tailgate to be locked, unlocked and released with the key fob; LED spotlights on side view mirrors.

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The 2015 F-150 also comes with new safety technology like, second-row inflatable safety belts, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, blind spot information system and curve control that automatically provides more aggressive four-wheel braking when the truck is going into a corner too fast.

The 2015 Ford F-150 is going to arrive in showrooms this fall.

Source: Ford

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