Ford started production of the new 2015 F-150 model at its Rogue factory in Dearborn, Michigan. The preparations for the new model were made months ago, with 850 employees and 500 robots being added to ready the production. These new workers join the more than 4,000 existing team members, who work to ensure the 2015 model is built.
The Rogue factory will have the honor of giving birth to the first mass-produced truck in its class featuring a high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body and bed. The car will be offered with a wide range of engines: V6 2.7-liter EcoBoost (325 bhp & 375 lb-ft), V6 3.5-liter EcoBoost (365 bhp & 420 lb-ft), V6 3.5-liter Ti-VCT (282 bhp & 253 lb-ft) and a larger V8 5.0-liter Ti-VCT (385 bhp & 387 lb-ft).
The 2015 Ford F-150 will also be manufactured at Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri, starting in the first quarter of 2015. Combined, the two plants will have capacity to produce more than 700,000 trucks per year for availability in 90 markets globally.
The 2015 F-150 is the most efficient F-150 ever, due to dramatic improvements in weight savings and advanced engine technology. F-150 can tow up to 1,100 more pounds, haul up to 530 more pounds, and will have better fuel economy ratings than the current lineup. Fuel economy is projected to be at least 5 percent and up to 20 percent higher.