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Surprising Reveal Of The Next-Gen Ford F-150 Truck

Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:01 pm

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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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RE: Surprising Reveal Of The Next-Gen Ford F-150 Truck

Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:30 am

Kinda reminds me of the Raptor edition.
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RE: Surprising Reveal Of The Next-Gen Ford F-150 Truck

Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:36 am

I suppose we can call this the next-gen Ford Expedition as well.
 
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RE: Surprising Reveal Of The Next-Gen Ford F-150 Truck

Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:13 am

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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RE: Surprising Reveal Of The Next-Gen Ford F-150 Truck

Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:11 am

But will they bring back manual transmissions?   
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RE: Surprising Reveal Of The Next-Gen Ford F-150 Truck

Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:20 am

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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RE: Surprising Reveal Of The Next-Gen Ford F-150 Truck

Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:23 am

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...  
 
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RE: Surprising Reveal Of The Next-Gen Ford F-150 Truck

Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:30 am

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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Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:00 pm

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.
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RE: Surprising Reveal Of The Next-Gen Ford F-150 Truck

Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:29 am

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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RE: Surprising Reveal Of The Next-Gen Ford F-150 Truck

Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:22 am

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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RE: Surprising Reveal Of The Next-Gen Ford F-150 Truck

Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:52 pm

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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RE: Surprising Reveal Of The Next-Gen Ford F-150 Truck

Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:20 pm

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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RE: Surprising Reveal Of The Next-Gen Ford F-150 Truck

Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:09 am

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
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