Detroit 2017: Ford F-150 & future models

F-150 & future models

The exhibition of new collaborations between the automakers and sizes of digitization was the CES in Las Vegas. In Detroit at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS, 22.1.2017) it comes out more to the changes in the automotive industry from the inside. One of the examples: the Ford Motor Company introduces among the vintage 2018 of the most successful in the United States passenger car, the F-150 pick-ups. At the same time showing also his ideas to the "city of the future" ("city of tomorrow") the company and its car-sharing service before chariot.

"This year, we switch on our way to the car and mobility specialists to the next higher gear", emphasizes mark fields, Chairman of the Ford Board. "City of Tomorrow" shows ways of thinking and problem-solving approaches and underlines the strategy of the company, to expand the automotive business also in the fast-growing market for mobility services. Ford is like for example the innovative car-sharing service chariot in addition to San Francisco (Kalifonrnien) and Austin (Texas) this year in eight other cities offer.

Furthermore, Ford announced the comeback of the medium-sized pick-ups Ranger in North America for 2019, while with the Bronco, another classic from the SUV model range by 2020 will complement the global supply.

The Ford F-150, model year 2018, will be available for the first time with a diesel engine. It's a 3.0 litre V6 unit, that will complement the gasoline engines with up to 5.0 liters of displacement. The performance data are not yet known. In addition, the most popular American cars with comprehensive assistance systems is waiting. In addition, the voice-activated Konnektivitätssystem Sync 3 app link with touch screen as well as the high-quality B & O-play audio sound system will be available.

Ceased the production of the Ranger for North America 2011 after nearly 20 years. The future model will be a version specifically tailored to the needs of North American customers, for customers who want a pickup truck, which is located below the F-150. The U.S. Ranger will run at the Wayne plant in the State of Michigan by the band. The all wheel drive Ford Bronco - last but not least a U.S. icon amongst the medium-sized SUV - to conquer the global market due to its off road properties by 2020. He also will be produced at the plant in Michigan.

"The wishes of our customers we have heard loud and clear: you want new, modern vehicles with huge performance, providing great driving pleasure", explains Joe Hinrichs, President of Ford for both American Subcontinents. "The Ranger appeals to pick-up customers who are looking for an affordable as well as practical, robust and agile vehicle in proven quality of Ford. The medium-sized Bronco is an uncompromising Geländegänger with all-wheel drive for adventurous motorists who work their way of gladly also off road."

In addition to this archetypal American vehicles, Ford is developing 13 new electric vehicles in the next five years and for it to invest$ 4.5 billion. These include transit custom as a Plug-In hybrid and a completely newly developed CUV (crossover utility vehicle) with purely battery-electric drive and a range of at least 300 miles (about 482 kilometers after U.S. standard) including hybrid versions of the F-150 and Mustang sports car, two police vehicles, the Ford. For digital mobility service providers such as about Mitfahr - and courier services, an autonomous vehicle on large series added from 2021 that dispenses with a conventional steering wheel and gas and brake pedals. (ampnet/SM)