Almost every other rumor that we have recently received is related to Ford vehicles and the 2015 Ford F-150 was mentioned in many of those. After the Atlas Concept was introduced many great reviews were delivered for it and according to reports new F-150 will be quite similar to this concept.
Not many changes will be offered compared to concept and we are pretty sure that most people will not mind this. Design is quite great and it certainly improves the looks of trucks making them more suitable for larger number of drivers which as a goal has the sale increase. It still does offer rugged and strong looks but also improves the level of refinement. Since the concept looks pretty much production ready we can easily guess what will be the final looks of this vehicle.
One of the latest additions to rumors list is the info about 2.7 liter EcoBoost unit that should be offered in this new truck. This engine uses asymmetrical turbo to produce 320 hp and 370 pound feet of torque which a lot better than the base 3.7 liter V6 naturally aspirated unit that brings 302 hp and 278 lb-ft. What is even more important EcoBoost engine is capable of delivering even better fuel economy.
Changes For New Ford F-150
What we do know is that the new 2015 Ford F-150 will be offered with large number of engines but at this moment we do not have the complete list of those units. Many of new cars will be delivered with 3.5 liter EcoBoost units but still there is a good chance that the most buyers would opt for the base 3.7 liter V6 naturally aspirated engine as a base option.
One of the greatest improvements for this generation will be the weight reduction. From earlier announcements we could hear that 2015 model will lose from 250 to 750 pounds with intense usage of aluminum and other lightweight but strong alloys. It will be pretty hard to achieve 750 pound weight loss over the previous generation and more realistic was 500 pounds but Ford managed to bring vehicle with 700 pounds weight loss. Only time will tell but what we do know is that any weight reduction improves performances, handling and most importantly fuel efficiency.
Another proof that there will be significant weight reduction for this car is that the Ford announced that they will slightly postpone production because of the issues with aluminum parts. Logic suggest that if there are only few simpler parts this would not happen and because of that we think that there will be some significant usage of aluminum and higher level of weight reduction.
2015 Ford F-150 Release Date
Last what we could hear about 2015 Ford F-150 release date is that it would happen on Memorial Day but delays could be from 6 to 10 weeks which is a significant move. More details about this will be offered at a later date when we will bring more news about this vehicle right here.