Ford pickup trucks are among the most sought-after vehicles on the market - and with good reason. The automobiles have struck an ideal balance between performance and appearance, and with so many truck mods readily available, it's easy for drivers to customize each machine to meet their needs. While many of the existing truck models rate highly, that hasn't stopped Ford from revamping upcoming editions to create a more comprehensive line of pickups.
New Ford models
Although Ford has been at the forefront of pickup trucks in the U.S. for years, it is continuing to move forward with new models and redesigns. That includes eight new versions of the tremendously popular F-Series. One of the most anticipated new models is the F-150 Tremor half-ton sport truck.
This vehicle, along with the standard 2015 F-150, will feature an aluminum body for the first time. With the move, Ford shifts away from steel bodies, which could have some far-ranging effects on both the auto industry and aluminum providers.
Much remains to be seen about how the change in materials will impact the trucks, but there is a good chance a lighter weight and improved fuel economy are among the advancements. In fact, Bloomberg reported that the change could take as many as 750 pounds off of the weight of each truck in an effort to improve performance.
"We put so much importance on continuous improvement and making sure that we're delivering a better solution to our customer every year," Doug Scott, Ford's truck marketing manager, told Bloomberg. "It's one of the reasons we have such an aggressive product cadence, and it's what really differentiates us."
A positive outlook
The manufacturer isn't willing to expound too much on the plans for its 2015 models, preferring to keep the focus on the 2014 editions that are currently entering the market. As buzz continues to build around the future vehicles, however, everyone from heavy-duty workers to fans of recreational off-road driving will likely be paying attention to Ford's plans. Of course, they prefer to focus on the 2013 and 2014 models first.
"It says that we've got a very competitive product," Scott told the news source of the publicity. "I don't think that there will be any problem once we're sold down completely on the '13s."
News on the production of 2015 models and big reveals surrounding the automobiles are expected to become known in the coming months.