Ford Motor Company unveiled its 2015 F-150 pickup Monday at the Detroit Motor Show, and it’s about 700 pounds lighter than last year’s model. Achieved by combining high-strength steel with military-grade aluminum alloys throughout the truck’s body, the lighter weight gives the F-150 more towing and hauling capacity, faster acceleration and braking, and — most notably given impending regulatory changes — better fuel efficiency.
The new F-150, which is made at Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, offers a variety of other new features, including a 360-degree camera.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon was on hand in Detroit for the unveiling and called the new truck “another example of how the Missouri auto industry is leading the nation in innovation and excellence.”