The US bestseller update

Dearborn (United States), 9 January 2017

In the land of opportunity, the Ford F-150 for 35 years is the undisputed leader in the U.S. sales figures. So, about 800,000 copies of the man or the woman brought in 2016. Three years after the launch of the current model he undergoes an extensive update, which will be shown at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit (8-22 January 2017) bestseller-pick-up now.

Refreshed look with new features

The ladder frame base made of high-strength steels, as well as the aluminium body (both has made easier the F-150) are already known. News for the 2018er version are, however, optical nature: there are depending on the trim line, new grille, new headlights and new tail lamps and new bumpers. Also, you can choose the configuration of six new wheel designs. Here everything is possible between 17 and 22 inches. Inside the new equipment colours are added and the interior applications of the sports models for the first time carbon is available.

Comprehensive technology update

The F-150 gets not only a new look, he is also smarter: the pick-up with an adaptive cruise control or a collision detector together with pedestrian detection is so equipped. More technology amenities are the latest Infotainment system called SYNC3 (with WiFi hotspot and Android and Apple CarPlay car) as well as a 360-degree camera, a lane, and a dead-angle-Warner.

New entry level gasoline and diesel for the first time

In the future six different aggregates provide propulsion: in addition to the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6, the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 (in two different stages) and the 5.0 liter V8 sucking gasoline engine a new 3.3 liter V6 entry-level gasoline is taken with 286 HP and 346 nm of torque in the program. It will replace the old 3.5 liter V6 cleaner with the same power. In addition to the gasoline engines, also a 3.0 liter diesel under the hood, yet no further technical data were called for the draws for the first time in the history of F-150. All motors with a ten-speed automatic will be coupled.

Market, price and the road to Europe

The U.S. launch is planned for the autumn of 2017. Prices are not yet known. Officially to Europe, but also of the redesigned F-150 will not come. If you would like to have one, just keep going to the importer remains. (ml)

by Cassie Hartley

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