Ford, the American multinational automaker unveiled its 2015 F-150 at the Detroit auto show, on Monday.
According to the company, the new truck will mark one of the biggest gambles in the automaker’s history, as the truck will largely be made out of aluminum while trying to retain the brawniness of steel. The new pickup is expected to go on sale late this year.
The body of the new F-150 is made of 95 percent of high-strength aluminum alloys, same kind of material which is found in military vehicles.
The company used 77 percent of high-strength steel in order to manufacture the frame of the car, which is up from 75 percent mild steel being used in the current model.
The company has also claimed that the F-150 is tougher, which will make it more resistant to dents than the current model, the model which already features an aluminum hood.
Adding on to it, Ford has also managed to reduce the weight of the truck by 700 pounds than its older version.
The company has planned to launch the truck in four engine options, including a new 2.7-liter EcoBoost with standard Auto Start-Stop technology.
Some of the other interesting features of the car include a 360-degree rear camera, LED headlights, LED cargo box lights, and inflatable rear safety belts.
According to a report, Ford will be launching the truck in five primary trim levels: XL, XLT, Lariat, Platinum and King Ranch.
Also, the company has decided to continue manufacturing the F-150 at Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan and its Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Mo.