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Report: Ford To Produce Current, New F-150 Concurrently

Production of 2014 and 2015 Models To Overlap By Six Months

Jul 24, 2013
In order to keep the sales momentum going for the perennially popular F-150, Ford will overlap production of the 2014 model and the all-new 2015 model by approximately six months, according to Reuters. In addition to insuring an adequate supply of trucks to the dealers, it allows Ford to be more deliberate with the rollout of the new model to prevent any major quality issues from a rushed rollout on the all-new model.
Photo 2/3   |   2015 Ford F 150 Rear Three Quarters In Motion
This strategy is not altogether unheard of, as General Motors concurrently offered the older and newer body styles of its 2007 HD trucks for a while, and Ford also sold the older and newer-style F-150s side by side in 1997, the first major redesign of the truck in almost 20 years, and a major departure from its predecessor in styling and technology.
The new 2015 F-150, which is believed to be previewed by the Atlas Concept shown at last year's Detroit auto show, is believed to be significantly lighter than the current model by as much as 700 pounds, thanks to significant use of aluminum and composites in the body, although the frame is expected to remain steel.
Photo 3/3   |   2015 Ford F 150 Front
The reveal of the production-trim 2015 F-150 may come at the 2014 Detroit auto show, exactly one year after the Atlas Concept was seen.
Source: Reuters

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Fair Market Price $24,627
MSRP $26,030
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Mileage 18 City / 25 Highway
Engine 3.5L V6
Horse Power 283 hp @ 6,500 rpm
Torque 255 ft lb of torque @ 4,000 rpm
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