There is no doubt that Texas is pickup country. Residents of Dallas-Fort Worth seem to especially like their trucks, given how many we see on the road every day. There is even less doubt that the Ford F-150 is the benchmark by which other trucks are measured; it is, after all, the best-selling truck in 39 states over the last year. Not only that, but it has been the best-selling pickup in the U.S. for nearly four decades! Arguing those numbers is tough, but not as tough as the radically redesigned 2015 Ford F-150.
The biggest changes to the new Ford F-150 are not immediately obvious, however. The body and frame are made using next-generation materials and processes, which result in an F-150 pickup that is stronger and lighter than any that have come before it. Ford has built the body of the new F-150 out of high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy, replacing the steel of previous years. This is the biggest contributor to the drastically reduced curb weight of the new F-150, which is lighter than the 2014 model by about 700 pounds. Many Dallas truck owners are probably asking themselves, “How can aluminum be stronger than steel?” Well, take a look at this video released by Ford’s truck division and you’ll see how much of a difference the new aluminum body makes.
In the video, a number of professional athletes launch their respective projectiles at the steel bed of a 2014 F-150, followed by the aluminum bed of the 2015 F-150. What follows is pretty surprising. For more information on the new 2015 Ford F-150, or to take one for a test drive, visit Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford in Garland, TX today!