The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has decided to crash test a second cab configuration of a pickup for the first time after Automotive News pointed out that the 2015 F-150 SuperCrew has added reinforcements around its wheels.
Ford will cut its normal summer break in half at 16 factories in order to keep up with demand for the company's trucks, SUV, and crossovers. Workers will get one week off in late June, rather than the usual two.
Ford is recalling 12,300 of its new 2015 F-150 pickup trucks in North America. According to the automaker, an upper l-shaft may have been riveted improperly on these trucks, which can cause it to separate. If that happens, drivers may lose steering control without warning. Yikes.
The resale value for the 2015 Ford F-150 is expected to be even higher than the 2014 model. This comes despite the potential for higher repair costs for the aluminum body because of the the new truck's fuel savings.
A tight supply of the 2015 Ford F-150 means that the truck isn't selling as many units as it might be able to, and that could be pulling down Ford sales. Currently, the pickups are only built at one plant, while the other is still changing over.
Edmunds decided to inject some fact into the fray over repair costs for the aluminum 2015 Ford F-150: it bought a $52,000 long-term F-150 and clouted it with a sledgehammer. Twice. Then it drove the truck to a Ford dealer to get it repaired. Seven days later it had a restored truck and a bill.
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Ford is to feature heavily in the inaugural 2015 College Football Playoff as it will launch a trio of advertisements touting its all-new, all-aluminum F-150 pickup during the two semifinal games, as well as the National Championship Game.