Ford F 150 Vs 2015 Ford F-150

Some pretty cool vehicles were revealed at the 2014 Detroit auto show this year, among them the new Chrysler 200, the next-generation Chevrolet Corvette Z06,Chevrolet Volt Concept -Hybrid Electric Car and Chevrolet Camaro zl1 2012 and the Honda Fit. But in terms of significance, none of them tops the 2015 Ford F-150. The first reason is obvious. It's been the country's best-selling vehicle for more than three decades, and you can bet Ford wants to maintain that distinction for the foreseeable future.

The second reason is that it's the largest mass-market implementation of an aluminum body in automotive history. The 2015 F-150 still rides on a fully boxed, high-strength steel frame. But almost all the exterior sheetmetal is aluminum, certainly a first for the full-size truck segment, and the truck is among an elite group of vehicles that employs aluminum extensively in the body,

including Range Rover, Jaguar, and Audi. The significance of those technological developments aside, there's the styling. Based on the comments on our Facebook page, reactions have been polarized. Almost nobody is saying "meh." It's either love it or hate it. Let's take a closer look at some of the details of the 2015 F-150, and compare it to its predecessor.


2015 Ford f 150 Model

2014 Ford F 150 Model

Front Styling :

As expected, the 2015 F-150 shows a great deal of influence from the Atlas Concept truck, which itself took some cues from the larger Super Duty model. Gone is last year's rounded, somewhat nondescript look (with the exception of the in-your-face Raptor), replaced by a chiseled, angular appearance. As with the 2014 GM full-size models, looks can be deceptive. Although the sharper, creased styling seems like it would make for a higher coefficient of drag, the new model is sleeker than the outgoing model, although we don't yet know by how much. Standard grille shutters on all models are a testament to the focus on aerodynamic efficiency.
Ford made headlines in 2013 by offering the segment's first HID headlights in a full-size truck. It's making headlines all over again for the first available full-LED headlights in the segment. The lower foglights are still conventional halogen bulbs.

The Verdict:

The 2008-2014 Ford F 150 was not an unattractive truck by any measure, but neither was it especially impactful or revolutionary. The 2015 model, like it or not, definitely moves the styling needle for Ford. Some may not be the biggest fans of its large prominent grille and headlights, but it makes a bold styling statement. Regardless, if history is any measure, get used to seeing a lot of the F-150's grille and taillights in the years ahead after the new model starts to roll into showrooms in fall 2014. 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500hd

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