Ford’s upcoming best in class, off-road truck will make its presence felt in the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. Named as 2016 Ford F-150 Raptor, this next generation high-octane off-road vehicle is set to blow its competition out of the water. The company has decided to fix all shortcomings and bring about a host of changes that will improve the vehicle both in terms of visuals and performance. Even though spy shots have revealed a camouflaged image, we can expect that 2016 Ford F-150 receive slight visual upgrades along with loss of weight.
2016 Ford F-150: Redesign Exterior and Interior
Outside of the 2016 Ford F-150 visual will go through a refreshment and is set to sport a more powerful and aggressive appearance. Due to use of high-quality lighter materials, this vehicle will weigh comparatively lower than its predecessor and thus would result in an increase in performance rates and fuel economy. The strength element of the 2016 Ford-150 is unparalleled as the car’s very core is created with high-strength steel that is made to conquer the untamed lands. Other features that compliment this car are its raised suspension, unique shock design and larger tyres. These features allow better grip on both on and off-roads and make sure the car traverses through all types of terrain with utmost ease and flexibility.
The interior of 2016 Ford-150 gets more comfortable seats and few technological enhancements as we had come to expect. There is slightly more legroom for comfortable rides and added safety measures. It is clear that people are less concerned about the interior features as this is an off-road vehicle. We will keep you updated with more information when the vehicle premieres in 2015.
2016 Ford F-150: Engine and Fuel Economy
Under the hood of this monster of a truck 2016 Ford F-150, there is a powerful 6.2 litre V8 engine that can generate speeds up to 411 horsepower. There is also speculation that Ford might introduce another engine variant with 5.0 litre V8 EcoBoost unit. With these powerful engines, Ford intends to maintain its reputation for providing the most fuel efficient and powerful off-road vehicles. The new and improved engines are most likely to be paired with 10-speed transmission to take its fuel efficiency further up a notch.
Additionally, this powerhouse vehicle also gets a four-wheel-drive system and torque-on-demand transfer case. Driver assist interface has now been made easier with the introduction of an innovative new tool called Terrain Management System. Overall we can say that the 2016 Ford F-150 comes packed with all features off-road enthusiasts can marvel at.
2016 Ford F-150: Release Date, Price, Competitors
Ford will unveil this beast at the Detroit Auto show, and from whatever information we have gathered so far we can say that this car will not disappoint, but far exceed the expectations of its potential buyers. According to our sources, the 2016 Ford F-150 will be priced same or slightly higher than its current model. It is expected to cost around $ 46 000 and will compete with other cars in the same segment such as Dodge Ram 1500, Sierra 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500.