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

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.

Would you drive an aluminum Ford F-150 truck?
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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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