Aluminum isn’t new to the auto industry, but this is the first time it will cover the entire body of such a high-volume vehicle.
The truck, which will be 700 pounds lighter than the current version, could get close to 30 miles per gallon of gas on the highway, far better than its competition.
Sure, there are lots of car commercials this time of year featuring cars with big red bows on them. But does anybody actually buy a car as a holiday present? Well, who knows, but Ford Motor Co. says it sees a rush of online shoppers over the Thanksgiving weekend that would cheer any retailer.
Ford Motor Co. said Thursday that its EcoBoost engine equipped Ford F-150 pickup truck had reached 400,000 sales in the United State since its launch in February 2011.
NHTSA says it has received 95 reports of incidents of reduced engine power during hard accelerations in F-150 trucks equipped with 3.5L gasoline turbocharged direct injection engines.
Ford’s new pick-up truck, the 2011 F-150 with EcoBoost engine, is said to offer more power, and more powerful savings at the pump.
Ford is getting a 20-percent fuel economy boost in the F-150 by adding two V6 options by 2011.