- V6 (Est.)
- 0-60 time:
- 8 sec. (Est.)
- Top Speed:
- 124 mph (Est.)
When Ford rolled out the Atlas Concept at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, we were pretty sure that the automaker was already hard at work the F-150. In fact, the model has already been spotted testing and today we present our first rendering to help you see what we think the new F-150 will look like.
Rumors suggest that Ford will focus on drastically reducing the F-150’s total weight by making use of lightweight aluminum materials. Under the hood, the model will likely carry the same engine lineup with some minor improvements to the total output and fuel consumption.
The new-generation Ford F-150 will make its world debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Ford F150.
To no one’s surprise, we used lots of design elements from the Atlas Concept, including the headlights, hood and grille when creating the F-150 rendering. Of course, we had to tweak them a bit to give it a more on-road approach, but they generally remain the same as on the concept.
In 2013, the Ram 1500 received an updated exterior look and new interior updates.
Under the hood, the Ram 1500 has a choice of two engines. The base engine is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 that cranks out a respectable 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque and for the top version is a HEMI 5.7-liter V-8 engine with an output of 395 horsepower and 407 pound-feet of torque.
We expect the Ram 1500 to carry on unchanged until the 2015 F-150 rolls out.
gallery: Ram 1500
2014 Chevrolet Silverado
The Silverado entered a new generation for the 2014 model year. It has been updated on nearly all fronts: inside, outside and in the powertrain.
Final specifications are still to be announced, but we do know the mid-level model will get a 5.3-liter V-8 EcoTec 3 engine that pumps out 355 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 383 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm.
gallery: Chevrolet Silverado
Ford has sold its F-Series since 1948, making it one of the longest-running models on the market, with continuous sales for over six decades. The F-Series is currently in its 12th generation, with a 13th one expected to arrive in 2015.
The best-sold model of the series is the F-150. It arrived on the market in 1975 when the F-Series was in its sixth generation and was placed between the F-100 and the F-250 in order to avoid certain emission control restrictions.
The F-150 was offered with stronger front and rear axles; it used heavy-rate springs; and it came in a regular cab or SuperCab body. Under the hood, Ford installed a choice of six- and eight-cylinder engines.
The 1997 model year was far and away the most drastic and testing for the F-150, as Ford gave the pickup an all-new rounded body. This was unheard of in the truck realm and, despite some chuckles over the first few years, it remained the best-selling pickup in the U.S.
The current F-150 comes with a choice of four engines: a 302-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6; a 360-horsepower, 5.0 liter V-8; a 411-horsepower, 6.2-liter V-8; and a 365-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 EcoBoost engine.