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Old 01-13-2013, 10:44 PM   #1
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Default 2015 F150 To Be Revealed Tuesday.

Ford to show F-150 concept truck at Detroit auto show

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THE DETROIT NEWS



BY DAVID SHEPARDSON AND KARL HENKEL

Ford Motor Co. will unveil a concept version of its next-generation F-150 on Tuesday, two people briefed on the matter said.

The F-150 is the best-selling pickup truck 36 years running, and has been the best-selling vehicle -- car or truck -- in the U.S. for 31 consecutive years.

The Dearborn automaker wants to send a message to potential truck buyers who might be tempted by General Motors Co.'s new trucks to wait for Ford's. The new F-150 is likely to be a 2015 model that will come out in 2014.

The Ram 1500 already is at dealerships, and GM's new Sierra and Silverado are due in showrooms in the second quarter of this year. All will be at the Detroit auto show.

Ford has posted a giant banner outside Cobo Center, where the North American International Auto Show opens to the automotive press Monday, with the phrase: "The Truck You Trust."

To meet higher fuel efficiency demands set by the federal government, the truck must shed several hundred pounds.

A source familiar with Ford's plans acknowledged the automaker has tested aluminum and magnesium parts. But it is unclear how much of the next-generation F-150 will be composed of the metals, because they're more expensive.

Although the truck is not due out until 2014 as a 2015 model year, Jim Tetreault, Ford's vice president for North American manufacturing, told The Detroit News last month that the Dearborn-based automaker is prepping four new press lines for the truck at Dearborn Stamping Plant.
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That's great news! I'm uber, super duper excited about it! Hopefully it will be awesome so I will stay a Ford guy for another gen.
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I hope it's at the Chicago auto show too. I usually go to that one.
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The truck you trust? Mmm not soo much!
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Great news! I was wondering what day it was going to be revealed.
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Going this next sunday.....was hoping that they would have something there.
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Looks like ill have to hold off an extra year before getting another truck. 700 lbs lighter means better mpg but also almost a full second quicker 1/4 mile.
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I think it would be cool to see Ford do something revolutionary with the rear suspension. Like a coil + leaf setup. Rides on the coils when unloaded but once you load it up it rides lower on the leafs so you still get excellent towing capacity and payload. I'm mostly interested in the design and engines. I don't want the truck to get smaller though, I like the size of my F-150.
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I agree, I'm hoping they do something Revolutionary and not like GM which was barely an Evolution at most.
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hope the body stays the same. more years - more aftermarket parts to fit!
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