With the release of the 2020 F-150 Ford is redefining light-duty expectations – connecting Kelowna drivers to the payload power they’ve too long been denied. This is no standard commercial ride. It’s instead a military-grade monster that will effortlessly withstand every haul.
To ensure that BC operators achieve maximum value Ford has crafted the 2020 F-150 from a proprietary blend of aluminum-alloy. Unlike traditional steel – which demands heavy panels – this material proves light, with engineers precisely gauging its thickness to assure optimal tension. It’s heat-treated to enhance durability, while its flexible sheets can be moulded as needed to increase overall strength in key bed points. Every line is tailored for the commercial market, with an emphasis on enhancing resilience. The result is a metal that can withstand punishing hauls, producing a payload capacity of 1,483-kg.
To further improve the experience Ford’s use of aluminum-alloy has lessened the F-150’s overall weight – shedding an impressive 317.5-kg from the chassis. This affords a more efficient ride, with the engine no longer struggling to accommodate a bulky bed design; and it allows the truck to earn a Combined economy ratio of up to 9.8 L/100km (with fewer drops of fuel needed to sustain the power-band).
Aluminum proves the perfect option for the light-duty market. To learn more about this material and its effect on the 2020 F-150 contact us today.