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Four truck customers have been offered the chance to get behind the wheel of Ford’s new aluminum-built, EcoBoost-powered 2015 F-150. Ford started releasing last Friday the first of four videos in the “You Test” series; these videos will show, said Ford, how these customers tested the all-new F-150 at www.BuiltToughTest.com. The company explained these truck […]

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Following a recent announcement by Ford to switch to aluminum for its 2015 F-150, and in preparation for tightening federal fuel economy standards, General Motors says it will have aluminum-bodied pickup trucks by 2018. According to the Wall Street Journal, GM has made agreements with Alcoa Inc and Novelis Inc and these suppliers are preparing […]

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The amount of aluminum body sheet content in North American vehicles is expected by automakers to quadruple by 2015 and increase tenfold by 2025 from 2012 levels. This has benefits for fuel consumption, but also for the U.S. aluminum industry. One good example of vehicle raising demand for the material is the 2015 Ford F-150; […]

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Ford has begun production of the 2014 F-150 with the ability to run on compressed natural gas. The company said this makes it the only manufacturer with an available CNG/LPG-capable half-ton pickup. The 2014 Ford F-150 powered by the 3.7-liter V6 engine is now available with a factory-installed, gaseous-fuel prep package that includes hardened valves, […]

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Sales of Ford’s F-150 equipped with the EcoBoost engine, launched less than three years ago, have topped 400,000 units in the United States. Ford explained in total, F-150 EcoBoost owners collectively are saving an estimated 45 million gallons of gas annually “Ford is delivering great fuel economy across our lineup, from EcoBoost in our F-150 […]

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This week following an appearance in New York at a Business Insider conference, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he wants to produce an electric truck to compete with the Ford F-150 pickup. Ford’s light-duty truck is a top seller filling a solid spot in the American buying public’s need and want list, and Musk and […]

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Ford Motor Company of Canada’s sales are up three percent year to date, helping to maintain Ford of Canada as the top-selling automaker for June. In June, trucks sales were up one percent compared to the same month last year and up six per cent year to date. Truck sales gains were driven by the […]

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