Detroit Auto Show 2014! Ford F150 with Ecoboost engines

North American International Auto Show 2014 (Detroit) 18
Jan 14

Detroit welcomes the toughest, smartest, most capable F150 ever with new EcoBoost engines

The new Ford F150 is based on an all-new, high strength steel frame, on which sits aluminum alloy body. This use of aluminium alloys has helped it to cut weight by 318kg, in contrast to the current model, helping it to improve performance and economy. The latest F150 line-up will have four Ford engines including a new 2.7 litre turbocharged ‘EcoBoost’ petrol alongside the existing 3.5 litre EcoBoost. Ford will also be offering new engines: a 3.5 litre V6 and a 5.0 litre V8. The EcoBoost versions of the F150 also take advantage from the addition of of ‘Active Grille Shutters’, which work to boost efficiency by closing at speed to reduce drag. All Ford models are equipped with electronic power assisted steering which reduces the fuel consumption even more.

All trims are mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox, while power is sent to the rear wheels. There is also all four wheel drive available on higher spec versions. The F150 is one of the most popular vehicles Ford produces which makes it America’s best selling pick-up for 37 consecutive years. The F150 was America’s best-selling car overall for some 32 years too. The latest Ford F150 is loaded with new technology which includes a 360-degree camera view, integrated loading ramps for the pick-up bed, LED headlights, an 8-inch LCD display for the infotainment system, 400-watt power outlets inside the cab and side-view mirror spotlights.
The interior is updated too, as emphasis is given too comfort and practicality. It has more legroom for back passengers whereas numerous storage points are on offer. There is even a laptop storage space in the centre console. To make the F150 safe, there is adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist and blind spot warning. Ford’s new F150 will go on sale later this year.