Snow Day? Just Another Day at Work for the 2015 Ford F-150
The 2015 Ford F-150 is basking in the bright, warm lights of auto shows these days until it goes on sale towards the end of this year. But while it basks in the glow, engineers are still finalizing calibrations for it in the coldness of Michigan's harsh winter. How cold, you ask? Try 30 degrees Fahrenheit below zero. The engineers are still poking away with durability testing, cold-weather start-up, and how the stability control takes to the Upper Peninsula's slick conditions. Along the way, the engineers are learning just what they need to do to make the 2015 Ford F-150 into the truck of their dreams. Launched at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show in January, the 2015 Ford F-150 made splashes for its all-aluminum body and new 2.7-liter V-6 engine. Like the model it replaces, the Ford F-150 will continue with four engines, but only one of them is a V-8. The 6.2-liter biggun' has been retired, and the 5.0-liter engine is considered second in command against the automaker's 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6. Larger than the truck it replaces and substantially lighter thanks to the aluminum construction, the 2015 Ford F-150 should pave significant gains for the pickup truck in terms of performance and fuel efficiency. Indeed, even General Motors is reportedly expediting its aluminum truck program to match wits with Ford. The 2015 Ford F-150 should prove plenty capable. But if you believe its engineers, it'll be pretty fun, too. Watch the video below to see for yourself. Source: Ford via YouTube
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