Ford has a marvelous history in the matter of classic vehicle production. In 2010, it started a new journey towards the heavy drive machines when it launched the previous Ford F-150. This model was released in order to compete with the heavy duty trucks offered by Toyota, Nissan and Chevrolet. The production of this amazing model got a new boost after the Baja 1000 Race. On the other hand, outstanding performance of this truck forced the buyers to seek new updates. Continuous success motivated the Ford’s vehicle production team to create modern concepts. Ford is always curious in the matter of platform, structure, frame and engine options. It prefers to create the modern concepts with high stability and efficient power setups for the trucks. The 2017 Ford F-150 is a great example of high power and performance in all types of environments.
2017 Ford F-150: Changes, Platform and Design
Designing is a big matter for the new F-150. Ford has announced some details about the designing of the F-150. According to the official details, there will be more focus on the structure and chassis. Officials have revealed that leaders at the group are more interested to design a new 2017 Ford F-150 that is efficient in the matter of fuel consumption and output. This will be done by reducing actual weight of structure. New truck will lose more weight because of the carbon fiber and aluminum.
Ford is not going to change the platform completely. The platform used for the previous F 150 models (2013, 2014 and 2015) will be kept with some modifications. These modifications have been made with the success point compared with other competitors such as Chevrolet Silverado and Nissan Navara. On the other hand, the frame of new truck will get two variants. First variant will be SuperCab with a wheelbase of 133 inches. Second variant will be SuperCrew with a wheelbase of 145 inches. Both frames will get sporty appearance. According to the official claims, new truck will reduce 500 pounds because of the aluminum frame.
Exterior changes of the 2017 Ford F-150 will start from the wheels and tires. Ford has claimed to install 17 inch-wheel with a 35-inch Tall BF-Good-Rich. As mentioned above, the frame has a sporty look so Ford has designed the grille in order to support the intentions. The grille has wider surface with smaller openings. A big tag of “Ford” has been placed in the center of grille. Ford has used LED bulbs for the headlamps and indicators. Amazingly, the headlamps have been covered with a thin layer of LED light. This makes the front more impressive and modern. Bumpers of this truck have an elevated structure. It resembles with the sporty bumpers and it is suitable for all types of roads.
Interior of the pickup truck is just like any sports vehicle. It has been equipped with heated seats in order to offer a comfortable adjustment inside the driving cabin. This truck has a seating capacity of five passengers. The power steering is equipped with multiple control buttons. The dashboard has a unique standard with simple surface. It is equipped with numerous gadgets and features. Ford has ensured to use HD display with Touch Screen in this truck. There will be two speedometers and a combination of three small meters for fuel, heat and mileage.
2017 Ford F-150: Engines and Safety
Unlike previous versions, the 2017 F-150 has got the EcoBoost Twin Turbocharged engine. This is a 3.5-liter engine and delivers 365 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. It will work with direct injection system. Ford has installed aluminum blocks updates in order to provide information about the internal, cylinder heads and fuel system. This truck has dual exhaust outlets with improved airflow. Ford has also promised that new model could use a diesel engine. IF this turns out to be true, you an expect a 3.0L “Lion” V-6 engine, which will be borrowed from Land Rover. the oil-burner delivers 254 hp and 440 lb-ft, so it;s better from the Ram EcoDiesel.
With all these amazing features, the 2017 Ford F-150 will compete with the famous models including Nissan Navara, Toyota Hilux and Chevrolet Silverado. Ford has included safety features such as rearview camera, driving memory, airbags, anti lock brakes, anti collision alert and parking assist.
Price and Release
Ford has not announced any details about price and release date. We expect to launch the 2017 Ford F-150 in the late 2016. The starting price of this truck will be around $27,000 in the US market.