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There is a great deal of excitement around the mostly-aluminum 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck. Since the announcement back in January, Ford claims demand for the new truck is at a record high. It’s a big deal for Ford. They sell a new F-150 truck every 42 seconds, on average, so dramatically changing the truck is a big deal. Another big deal is converting the production … [Read more…]

Toledo, you’re panicking. I know this because I just watched another news story about Sergio Marchionne and the future of Jeep Wrangler production in Toledo, Ohio. As a lifelong resident of this area, I can see why the thought of no longer producing the Wrangler in Toledo is a scary thought, but even if the new Wrangler isn’t produced there, I really don’t see Toledoans losing … [Read more…]

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A couple of weeks back, I was able to be one of the first people to drive the aluminum body 2015 Ford F-150 in San Antonio, and it is a considerable upgrade from the previous truck. The 2015, aside from the aluminum, has options that have never before been seen on a pickup truck from any manufacturer. Active lane keep assistance, radar cruise control, a 360 degree camera … [Read more…]

Recently, I had the opportunity to be one of the first non-Ford people in the world to drive the 2015 Ford F-150 at the global media launch in San Antonio, and I must say I’m pleased with the new truck. By utilizing aluminum instead of steel for most of the body, Ford managed to shave 700 or so pounds out of their new truck. A lighter truck should improve handling and … [Read more…]

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Last week, we were in San Antonio, Texas for the Texas Auto Writers Association 2014 Texas Truck Rodeo. During our time at Knibbe Ranch, we had an opportunity to drive nearly 75 vehicles to determine the 2014 Truck of Texas. The Truck of Texas title is one of the biggest awards in the truck industry, and provides the winning manufacturer the ability to spend millions … [Read more…]

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