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The Ford F-150 redesigned for 2015

The Ford F-150 has long been one of the best-selling automobiles in the United States and Canada, annually ranking among the 10 best-selling cars and trucks in both countries.

In spite of that popularity, the 2015 Ford F-150 underwent a redesign as Ford looked to build a stronger, more productive and more efficient model that is more attuned to the things 21st century drivers care about. Designed to deliver more towing and hauling capability than its predecessors, the 2015 Ford F-150 employs high-strength aluminum alloy for its body and bed.

The use of aluminum alloys in the body and bed of the 2015 Ford F-150 enabled Ford to build a truck that weighs as much as 700 lbs. less than previous models, making the vehicle more fuel efficient and saving drivers money at the gas pump as a result. The chemistry of the aluminum alloy used in the 2015 Ford F-150 was standardized to facilitate recycling, and the aluminum scrap can be reclaimed and sent back into the manufacturing to minimize waste.

While the body and bed of the 2015 Ford F-150 employs aluminum alloys, the truck's new and fully-boxed steel frame is stronger and more rigid than previous models, and many steel components of the 2015 F-150 are designed to enable using a roll-forming process that minimizes weight and maintains strength.

Engines for the 2015 Ford F-150 include a 3.5-liter V-6, a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6, a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6, or a 5.0-liter V-8. Ford's newest EcoBoost engines include auto start-stop technology, a variable-displacement oil pump and stronger yet lighter connecting rods designed to make the engine more efficient but still powerful enough to handle the jobs that F-150 drivers need to handle.

The 2015 Ford F-150 is available in five models, which is down from the 10 models made available in years past. Depending on which model a buyer prefers, LED headlights and taillights are available, and additional available safety features include a lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and a 360-degree rearview camera.

Long a favorite among truck buyers, the Ford F-150 has been redesigned for 2015 in an attempt to improve overall performance and fuel efficiency.