Spied! 2015 Ford F-150 Spotted for First Time in Regular Cab, SuperCab, and SuperCrew Body Styles
The anticipation for the 2015 Ford F-150 is building, and we can't get enough of it. Spotted for the first time around Ford's headquarters are several different configurations, including the SuperCrew and, for the first time, the regular cab and SuperCab versions. This is important on so many levels, as truck makers have recently begun paring variations of their pickups from the market--Nissan most notably--to focus on the ones that are the most profitable. Not so with the F-150, apparently, which is shown in regular cab work-truck guise. The full-size pickup truck is followed in our spy shots by the 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCab, which unlike the Chevrolet Silverado retains rear-hinged rear doors. We reported on this some months back when we sat down with Ford Trucks marketing manager Doug Scott who said that he'd like to see the doors open a full 180 degrees, allowing easier access to the cabin. You can bet that his wish is Ford's command. And we've seen the 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew testing before, but the camouflage on this one is wrapped tighter, giving us some better insight. It looks like the truck will, indeed, be heavily influenced by the award-winning Ford Atlas concept truck that debuted at this year's Detroit Auto Show. It is expected that the 2015 Ford F-150 will turn the full-size pickup upside down by its heavy use of aluminum to take hundreds of pounds off, use active aerodynamics to reduce drag and boost fuel economy, and implement EcoBoost turbocharged engines throughout most of its lineup. As the best-selling truck in the world, Ford can't afford for the next F-150 to be a single or a double. It has to be a home run, especially because trucks like the 2013 Ram 1500 (our personal favorite at the moment) and 2014 Chevrolet Silverado are just that good. Expect to see the 2015 Ford F-150 uncovered by the 2014 North American International Auto Show, with it going on sale shortly after that. In the meantime, we'll keep you updated with new information as we get it.
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