The 2015 Ford F-150 is such a new and special truck that Ford will soon have to shut down its Dearborn Truck Plant just to retool the plant to produce the aluminum-infused F-150. When you consider the number of new technologies featured on this baby, though, the Truck Plant’s transformation begins to make more sense. For the 2015 F-150, the Blue Oval filed over 100 all-new technology patents, making the new full-size pickup easily the most patented truck in brand history.
It’s obvious that the new truck is “loaded with innovation,” just as program analyst Alana Strager said. “Ford engineers have filed more than 100 new patents for technologies to redefine the light-duty pickup for the next generation.” Obviously, the high-strength, military-grade aluminum frame has gotten the most attention, but there are plenty of other innovations to note as well.
Some of our favorites here at Hassett Auto are the LED spotlights on the truck’s side mirrors, which will help shed light on late night projects and parties, and the redesigned tailgate step (as well as the remote tailgate release feature that allows you to open the tailgate right from the key fob). There’s simply never been a full-size truck quite like this, so check back on the blog early and often for more updates on the F-150’s production.
Hang in there—the wait is almost over. Ford has now begun accepting orders from dealers such as Hassett Auto for the all-new 2015 Mustang. Only about two months to go before fans of the iconic pony car can finally get their hands on the next generation.
Under the hood, the standard ‘stang will offer an all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost producing 305 horsepower, 300 pound-feet of torque, and best-in-class fuel efficiency. Upgrade options include a 3.7-liter V6 producing 300 hp and 270 lb-ft torque and a 5.0-liter V8 producing 420 hp and 390 lb-ft torque.
It also comes with an impressive array of standard features, including a rear view camera, push-button start, HID headlamps with signature lighting, eight airbags, fully independent front and rear suspension, and SYNC connectivity system with next-gen AppLink smartphone compatibility.
Available technology includes an 8-inch high-resolution navigation touchscreen, Blind Spot Information System, adaptive cruise control, Track Apps, and much more.
Ford has been considered America’s number one choice for truck for the past 37 years, a fact that they have solidified with the sale of their 500,000th 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost-equipped F-150. Merely three years old, the 3.5-liter engine has continued to grow as a favorite among consumers, thanks to its amazing fuel efficiency.
Over the course of the last 38 months, F-150 EcoBoost owners have saved an estimated 56.8 million gallons of gas annually, which is the equivalent of installing 139 wind turbines for energy. With 57% of Ford F-150 light-duty trucks being sold with V6 engines, there’s no denying that V6 engines are quickly becoming the top choice for pickup drivers across the country.
“We expect those numbers to hold for the rest of the year,” said Doug Scott, Ford truck group marketing manager. “It really is amazing when you consider we are doing that with just two V6 engine choices—the 3.5-liter EcoBoost and the 3.5-liter TI-VCT engine. When we come out with the new 2015 F-150, we will offer three different V6 engines, so there is potential for further growth.”
Joining the 3.5-liter EcoBoost and Ti-VCT V6 engines will be a 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine with standard Auto Start-Stop, built in Lima, Ohio. If you’re looking for a pickup that won’t drain your wallet while it’s towing your camper, make sure you stop by Hassett Automotive today for a test drive!