Detroit Auto Show: 2009 Ford F-150

2009 Ford F-150

Besides the 2009 Dodge Ram, another American ‘giant’ was presented at the Detroit auto show, the 2009 Ford F-150. With over 33 million F Series trucks sold since 1943, the new F-150 was a big challenge for Ford, so more than 1,000 Ford engineers, designers, researchers and others worked together to develop the new 2009 Ford F-150.

‘Before we started working on the new truck, we continued the conversation with people who use these trucks every day for work and play,’ said Matt O’Leary, chief engineer of the 2009 F-150. ‘We went to their ranches, their job sites and their homes, making sure we crafted features that would improve their ownership experiences and, really, their lives’. And it seems they did that, because the new F-150 comes in 35 different configurations and customers will be able to choose from the no-fuss XL workhorse, to the sporty STX and off-road capable FX4, to the mid-range XLT. For those looking for tough luxury, Ford offers the high-end Lariat and King Ranch F-150 models.

Under the hood, the new F-150 will be offered with three V8 engine choices, mated to either a 4-speed or a new fuel-efficient 6-speed automatic transmission. The engines includea 5.4-liter, 3-valve Triton V-8, capable of running on E85 (85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline), regular unleaded gasoline or any blend in between, a 4.6-liter, 3-valve V8, which is new for F-150 and a 4.6-liter, 2-valve V8. The first two engines will utilize Ford’s open valve injection system.

More photos and the full press release after the jump.


(Via Auto Unleashed.)


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