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Surprising Reveal Of The Next-Gen Ford F-150 Truck  
User currently offlinestasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3286 posts, RR: 6
Posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2518 times:

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Surprise!! Ford wasn't going to let Chevrolet get all the attention at this year's Detroit Auto Show with Chevy's new Impala, Silverado, and Corvette. So, Ford rented out the Lewis Arena in Detroit (next to Cobo Hall where the Auto Show is held) to unveil what is to be the next generation Ford F-150 pick-up truck. This "concept" version, called the Atlas, foreshadows Ford's new bread-and-butter vehicle, the F-150.

Despite rampant rumors that the new F-150 would use extensive use of aluminium in its construction, the Atlas concept touts that it has a steel box frame. The popular turbocharged "Eco-Boost" V-6 motor will definitely be offered in the next-generation truck, as this motor has proven to be extremely popular in the current F-150.

Source (with numerous photos and video): http://www.leftlanenews.com/ford-atlas-concept.html


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User currently onlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12263 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2465 times:
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Kinda reminds me of the Raptor edition.


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User currently offlinephatfarmlines From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1359 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2460 times:

I suppose we can call this the next-gen Ford Expedition as well.

User currently offlinesturmovik From India, joined May 2007, 514 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2356 times:

Didn't Ford try to sue Ferrari in 2011 for naming their F1 car the F-150? Maybe someone should call up Airbus regarding their usage of Atlas..     


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User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6101 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2334 times:

But will they bring back manual transmissions?   


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40034 posts, RR: 74
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2326 times:

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 4):
But will they bring back manual transmissions?

You can still get that in a F-350, right?

Not sure how I feel about this truck yet.



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User currently offlineCaptCufflinks From UK - England, joined Dec 2012, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2325 times:

It looks very sleek, it almost reminds me of a Range Rover Evoque in terms of the way it is styled. Obviously it's big and a pick-up truck so not entirely comparable at all...  

User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6101 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2317 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 5):

You can still get that in a F-350, right?

Not sure how I feel about this truck yet.

Not since the 2008 model.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40034 posts, RR: 74
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2307 times:

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 7):
Not since the 2008 model.



That sucks.  
Keep your eyes open for a manual F250/250, preferably with diesel engine because they last longer.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlinestasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3286 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2189 times:

Quoting phatfarmlines (Reply 2):
I suppose we can call this the next-gen Ford Expedition as well.

Indeed, we can call this the next-gen Expedition - and the next-gen Lincoln Navigator (with superficial styling changes) as well.



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User currently offline2707200X From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 8714 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2155 times:

The new F-150 looks plenty huge with ample space for back seats. The grill in the front looks more angular and vertical from the top down than the current models of the truck. The headlights look almost Silveradoesque the way they are stacked but maintains the Ford look. It look significantly different from the current model at least in the front but I think it is a good progression.


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26714 posts, RR: 75
Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1961 times:

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 4):
But will they bring back manual transmissions?

I think you can still get a stick in the diesels.



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7554 posts, RR: 23
Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1943 times:

Quoting stasisLAX (Reply 9):
Quoting phatfarmlines (Reply 2):
I suppose we can call this the next-gen Ford Expedition as well.

Indeed, we can call this the next-gen Expedition - and the next-gen Lincoln Navigator (with superficial styling changes) as well.

Yes & no. Yes, in the sense that many of the upcoming F-150's changes & upgrades will indeed go into the next-generation Expedition/Navigator. No, in the sense that it will occur for the same exact model year nor necessarily be identical in appearance to the F-150.

Unlike GM which usually changes its larges trucks & SUVs simultaneously, Ford doesn't change the Expedition/Navigator everytime the F-150 gets a restyle. Addtionally, the Expedition/Navigator ditched their F-150's interior & dash for their own unique dash & interiors in 2003. I'm assuming their successor models will do likewise (have differnt interiors than their F-150 bretheren); probably in 2015.



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User currently offlinecptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1883 times:

Hmmmm...I'll admit the front end of that thing looks pretty aggressive, but pretty confusing, even somewhat disjointed as well. It's sort of like "Harry, you design the headlight treatment, and Fred you design the center of the grille, and Charles you design the outer portion of the grille, and Samantha you design the bumper, and, oops, Jason we forgot the turn signals...stick turn signals on it and don't forget the obligatory neon-style eyebrows."

And what the hell are these dual exhaust outlets under the rear bumper? (Ram has done this, too) Anybody that tows a trailer doesn't want the exhausts exiting under the rear bumper (but then, maybe none of these will ever see trailer duty).

Otherwise, not bad. Rant over. regards...jack



all best; jack
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