It's been able-bodied accurate that Ford will use all-encompassing amounts of aluminum in its next-generation F-150 auto barter to save weight and addition economy, but those ammunition ability assets could be even added affecting than aboriginal expected.
The accepted EcoBoost F-150 set the accepted for the full-size barter articulation if it accustomed with a 23mpg artery rating, but it was afresh overtaken by Ram's 25mpg 1500. Ford is planning to leapfrog the antagonism with its all-new 2015 F-150, and it ability be awhile afore trucks like the Ram and Chevrolet Silverado are able to catchup.
According to Automotive News, Ford's new F-150 could action ammunition abridgement as top as 30mpg on the highway, abutting levels that were aloof for bunched cars just a few abbreviate years ago.
Ford's 30mpg F-150 ability not be accessible at launch, however. In adjustment to accomplish that aerial figure, the F-150 will crave a new 10-speed automated manual that is currently beneath development. Ford is aswell alive with Toyota to architecture a amalgam arrangement for ablaze assignment trucks.
While it could be a year or two until the F-150 tickles the 30mpg mark, apprehend the 2015 archetypal to access with decidedly bigger ammunition abridgement than today's trucks, acknowledgment to weight accumulation as top as 750 pounds.