2015 Ford F-150 SuperCab Wants to Retain Rear-Hinged Back Doors, Likely to Open Wider
Pondering just how the 2015 Ford F-150 will be various from the current-generation truck? Aim to its back doors.
Speaking before a little viewers of market analysts and journalists today, Ford vehicles advertising and marketing supervisor Doug Scott exposed a couple of hints of just what to anticipate on the next-generation Ford F-150 full-size pickup. He stated Ford looked at just how clients used their SuperCab trucks-- trucks with tiny, rear-hinged doors on the extensive taxis. A lot of utilize it for extra storage as opposed to passenger-hauling.
When loading in objects, he stated Ford F-150 clients choose rear-hinged doors, however he wishes to view a few adjustments to them, particularly the angle at which the doors turn open. In existing SuperCab versions, the rear-hinged doors open at 90 degrees; Scott claimed he wants to view them open at a full 180 levels. The present arrangement can make it challenging for passengers to obtain out with both doors on the side open in a tight parking area, occasionally trapping them; we even directed this out in our own Ford F-150 testimonial. The 180-degree setup would allow a much easier exit.
Trucks from Chrysler's Ram branch offer front-hinged doors on their full-size trucks with extensive taxis, and General Motors is switching from rear-hinged to front-hinged small doors on lengthy cab models for 2014. This permits them to place a pillar in the center, helping with architectural preparing in crash testing. Scott confesses that aids, yet he really did not presume concerning state it's essential to pass federal accident security requirements.
The marketing supervisor said some concepts from the Ford Atlas pickup, reviewed at the 2013 North American International Automobile Program, would make their means to both the 2015 Ford F-150 and the Super Responsibility models, explaining concerning its tailgate-mounted lift for lugging longer items on its roofing shelf. Yet, the sad thing is, the Atlas was just the stuff of principles, a signal for Ford's future pickup truck direction but not, as Ford spokespeople additionally said, a clear appearance at the next-generation full-size truck.
Still, it's expected that the following F-150 will certainly advertise various other technologies like an aluminum-intensive weight-savings plan and maybe also in-bed storage along the lines of the RamBox. We'll know quickly good enough, as the 2015 Ford F-Series nears its introduction.