Perhaps one of the best and most successful trucks ever made, the Ford F-150 combines the thrill of motorsport with the challenge of off road driving as well as super strength towing capabilities. It hit the automobile industry like a bomb as recently as in 2010 and from then, has revolutionized the art and character of truck building and truck driving. This high performance pick-up truck with off road capabilities has come out successfully from two of the most challenging crisis. Firstly, F-150 survived the Baja 1000 desert race and emerged victorious and then, it went on to lift its company from the automobile world’s worst economic crisis in modern history. Now, the Ford has come up with a refreshed version of this truck called the 2017 Ford F-150.
2017 Ford F-150 – Body Frame
Ford has provided a new chassis and body frame for their new beast. The Ford F-150 will come with a steel boxed frame has been reinforced and ranges from 133 inches to 145 inches depending on the trim. This frame is made from aluminum and along with new lightweight hood design and fenders this brand new the 2017 Ford F-150 will be weighing by as much as 500 pounds lesser than its predecessor. The previous version of the 2017 Ford F-150 weighed 6100 pounds so needless to say this reduction in weight will be a welcome change.
New Engine of 2017 Ford F-150
Although many may seem to be disappointed with the new engine of the 2017 Ford F-150, it has to be kept in mind that this change was an absolute necessary one. The previous engine, the 6.2 liters V8 may have had a lot of noise to make but it was unnecessarily weighing down the truck and was hampering both fuel economy and performance. Thus the manufacturer has scraped off this engine and has come up with a new one. The new engine under the hood is going to be a new twin turbo charged 3.5 liters V6 engine with direct fuel injection technology. This new EcoBoost engine from the Ford has updated aluminum heads and internal components which has achieved a lowering of weight. It also comes with dual exhaust system in order to solidify the performance. As for power, nothing official has been said but it can be safely assumed that this 3.5 liters V6 will produce more than 411 hp and 434 lb-ft of torque, which were figures of 6.2 liters V8. The new 3.5 liters V6 will be mated to Ford’s own 10 speed automatic gearbox which is powered by AWD and comes with terrain adaptive function whose controls are steering mounted. Fuel economy hasn’t yet been announced but undoubtedly, it will have huge improvements thanks to the new engine and lightweight body frame.
2017 Ford F-150 – When can it be seen on road?
The 2017 Ford F-150 is to be released in autumn-2016 and will come at a budget price which hasn’t yet been disclosed. This truck will face huge competition from the Chevrolet Silverado and Dodge Ram as both these trucks are equal contenders of the American market and will also come with new redesigning. It seems that the Ford F-150 2017 has gone on a strict diet plan as it turns out to have lost a huge amount weight. Thus, a light weighing the 2017 F-150 is being eagerly anticipated. Looks is another department where changes are expected. Furious design is going to look faster. Engine and performance upgrades are also among the expectations.