Ford has unveiled the latest version of the USA’s most popular bakkie at the Detroit show. And it seems as if the company has decided to focus on efficiency with this latest model.
The big news is that the 2015 Ford F-150 will be a massive 320kg lighter than the outgoing model thanks to a new alumunium-alloy body.
Under the bonnet, a rather diminutive 2,7-litre V6 EcoBoost engine with stop/start has also joined the powerplant line-up, showing that even the Motor City has accepted the fact smaller-capacity engines are the way of the future.
Of course, the F-150 is only sold in the US, but it nevertheless hints at what we can expect from future Ranger models. With the concept Everest, which was showcased last year, sporting a scaled-down version of the F-150’s new grille, it’s probably fair to assume that the new Ranger’s grille will follow similar design cues. But will its engines also be downscaled?
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