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Ford introduces 2015 F-150 at Detroit Auto Show: It's aluminum

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Would you drive an aluminum pick-up truck? According to a Jan. 13 report on the New York Daily News, Ford has introduced the new 2015 Ford F-150 truck at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. It is around 700 pounds lighter due to the use of aluminum for most body components.

New York Daily News had this description:

There are other innovations, too, such as a deployable tailgate step, remote opening tailgate, integrated load ramps (for ATVs, lawn mowers, etc.), sexy LED head and tail lamps on higher trims, a panorama moonroof on crew cab models, a surround view camera for parking the big thing in tight quarters, and much more.

The use of a high-strength steel frame is another change that Ford incorporated to provide an easier-to-handle truck to loyal Ford customers. Ford hasn’t ventured to change a lot about the popular pick-up truck, but there are also a few stylized changes in the 2015 model. The grill is larger and a little different. There is a remote-opening tailgate, which may appeal to younger truck shoppers.

As far as the engine in the 2015 F-150 truck, buyers can choose between “new 2.7-liter Ecoboost V-6, naturally aspirated or turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6s, and a 5.0-liter V-8.” All models have a six-speed automatic transmission.

The Ford F-150 is the best-selling truck in the U.S., and they don’t want to play around with changing it too much. Sometimes, "if it ain't broke, you don't fix it."

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