Eau Claire-area dealership highlights capabilities of upcoming 2015 Ford F-150

America's best-selling pickup will receive an aluminum body for the 2015 model year

May 27, 2014, 08:30 ET from Osseo Automotive

OSSEO, Wis., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Saying that Ford has a few tricks up their sleeve for the 2015 model year would be an understatement. The automaker is set to release five completely redesigned models, which include the F-150, Expedition, Focus, Mustang and Transit. Out of the five, however, no vehicles are generating quite as much buzz as the 2015 Ford F-150, which is set to be released at the end of the year.

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Ford hasn't released many specific details about the redesigned pickup, but a great deal of information regarding the powertrains and changes for the body have been announced. To assist consumers interested in discovering more about the 2015 Ford F-150, Osseo Auto, a Ford and Chevy dealership near Eau Claire, Wis. has highlighted a few of the pickup's new features on their website.

One of the biggest changes for the 2015 model of the F-150 involves the body. Previous generations of the pickup, including the 2014 Ford F-150, were constructed solely of high-strength steel, and while the frame of the pickup will still be constructed exclusively from steel, the body will shed a bit of weight. Ford has announced that the majority of the pickup's exterior will be aluminum.

The switch to the lightweight metal will greatly reduce the curb weight of the 2015 Ford F-150. In fact, the automaker estimates that the aluminum body will make the pickup roughly 700 pounds lighter than previous models. With such a massive weight reduction, it's highly likely that the redesigned half-ton will produce some of the highest fuel economy ratings in its class.

Superior efficiency is also expected to come from the two new engine options which will be introduced this year. Undoubtedly the most exciting of the new offerings is the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6, which boasts the lowest displacement of the four engines offered under the hood. When equipped in the nose of the lightweight truck, the EcoBoost is expected to deliver unbeatable fuel efficiency.

Those interested in learning more about the capabilities of the upcoming 2015 Ford F-150 are encouraged to visit the Osseo Auto website where the complete model overview can be accessed. Questions about the redesigned pickup can be directed to the dealership's sales staff, which can be reached by phone at 715-597-3185, or through the Osseo Auto website at www.osseoauto.com.

Media Contact: Bernt Gunderson, Osseo Automotive, 715-597-3185, bernt@osseoauto.com

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