The all-new 2015 Ford F-150 made its debut at the 2014 North American International Auto Show, which was held in January in Detroit.
The truck was such a hit, Gaudin Ford is taking preorders at 6625 Roy Horn Way, off the 215 Beltway and South Rainbow Boulevard.
“The F-150 is already the best-selling pickup in America, so releasing a new version of something that popular comes with a little risk,” said Wesley Gregg, general manager of Gaudin Ford. “But Ford really hit it out of the park with this one in every aspect — from the design down to the features.”
Ford is calling the new F-150 the “toughest, smartest, most capable” version of the full-size pickup truck ever. The highlight is the high-strength steel frame and the high-strength aluminum-alloy body, which has reduced the weight by as much as 700 pounds. The lighter weight and four engine options give this truck a strong combination of what consumers want: power, capability and efficiency, Ford officials say.
The engine lineup is kicked off by a new 2.7-liter Eco Boost with a lightweight, compact design to deliver the same power as some mid-range V8s, as well as standard Auto Start-Stop, which is specially tuned for trucks and helps save fuel. A 3.5-liter V-6 engine with twin independent variable camshaft timing joins the 3.5-liter Eco Boost and 5.0-liter V8. Trucks with Eco Boost engines will feature standard Active Grille Shutters, which are designed to stay open when extra engine cooling is needed and automatically close to reduce aerodynamic drag at cruising speed.
The 2015 F-150 will sport 11 new features that are exclusive in its class, including 360-degree camera view, integrated loading ramps stowed in the pickup bed, 400-watt power outlets inside the cab, light-emitting diode headlights, side-view mirror spotlights and remote tailgate release.
The new productivity features include trailer hitch assist; smart trailer tow module: next-generation tailgate step and Box Link, which is a combination of metal brackets; and custom cleats used to secure a variety of accessories in the cargo box, from ramps to storage bins to bed dividers.
Other innovations include an 8-inch liquid crystal display productivity screen in the instrument panel, LED lighting embedded in the walls of the cargo box and driver aids such as SYNC with My Ford Touch, hill start assist, My Key, rear view camera, reverse sensing, trailer brake controller and extendable tailgate step.
The F-150 will hit showrooms in late summer. For more information, call 877-609-2587 or visit www.gaudinford.com.