New Ford F-150 features advanced technology and more
Every new car model strives to bring the best features and the latest technologies to the market in order to shine when compared against the competition. You can easily see newer, more powerful and more fuel-efficient engines, better equipment, improved handling and a bunch of other smart things that make your life a bit easier and a bit more enjoyable.
The new 2015 Ford F-150 is no different. While most of the tech specs of the vehicle are already known, there are a few more that have remained in the shadow and Ford wants to draw some more attention to them to make the new vehicle more appealing. For example the famous US company is proud to announce that the 2015 Ford F-150 comes with a new seamless sliding rear window design – a first for the brand.
The new technology, designed by Magna International, is unique because it hides window seams, which sets a new trend for power sliders by improving looks and functionality; at the same time the new approach reduces components and manufacturing complexity. The overall result is a smooth opening when viewed from outside.
"Delivering the latest in innovation and technology to our customer is a top priority for Ford," said Noah Mass, Ford body mechanisms manager. "The seamless sliding rear window is another great example of the intricate detail that goes into producing the next-generation F-150, setting it apart from any pickup on the market today."
Standard sliding rear windows typically contain three pieces of glass – left and right panes that don't move plus the sliding portion in the middle, all held together by a support structure that requires numerous components. The seamless sliding rear window uses only two pieces of glass – the exterior surround and the sliding portion, reducing build componentry and complexity. The window's opening is the same size as the outgoing design. In addition to its streamlined looks, the window's two-piece design enables continuous uninterrupted defrost capability for the larger surrounding glass.
Perhaps the best part of the new technology implementation is that the new design helps save weight, because the seamless power slider uses a lighter window control module. All this results in lower fuel consumption, better acceleration, shorter stops, improved towing capacity and much more.
"We designed the seamless sliding rear window to deliver not only a new look and improved functionality, but also to start a trend in the truck sliding window market," said Troy Tooker, design engineering manager for Magna International. "With pickup sliders being one of our core products, we wanted to show our leadership and raise the bar on the new F-150."
Ford is also proud to announce that the new 2015 Ford F-150 is the company's most capable, smartest and toughest F-150 ever. The vehicle uses more high-strength steel than ever and the military-grade aluminum used in the F-150 body improves dent and ding resistance and saves weight. In addition to that when the new F-150 arrives in stores it will have endured more than 10 million miles (16 million kilometers) of torture testing.
The new vehicle is based on a number of engines that includes an all-new 2.7-liter Ecoboost engine, another 3.5-liter Ecoboost engine, an all-new normally aspirated 3.5-liter V6 and an improved 5.0-liter V8 unit.