The North American International Auto Show in Detroit is no stranger to big-name automotive announcements, but next month, Ford is set to shake the industry’s foundations. Ford is set to showcase a completely redesigned F-150, and its changes could rearrange the fault lines of the full-size truck segment.
For starters, the new F-150 is expected to extensively use aluminum throughout its construction, in addition to featuring a variety of re-engineered components such as axels and brakes. The end result is that this iteration of the F-150 is expected to be between 700 and 750 pounds lighter than its predecessor, which will increase its fuel economy by approximately 15%.
It’s most likely that the redesigned F-150 will enter production in 2014 as a 2015 model, though Ford has not yet officially announced plans to show the concept model. The company has only officially stated that it will be debuting the new Ford Transit at the North American International Auto Show.
Reuters reports that Ford has a new lineup of turbocharged V6 engines in production, and it seems likely that these could make in appearance n the redesigned F-150. This would be in keeping with consumers’ demands, as the most popular engine on the current F-150 is the EcoBoost 3.5L V6.
The current 2013 F-150 is a stalwart of the roadways and worksites across the country, and it’s available at Hennessy’s River View Ford. Visitors to their Oswego dealership will also be able to take a test drive of any of the latest cars, trucks, and SUVs (http://www.riverviewford.com/