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2015 Ford F-150 SuperCab Aims to Maintain Rear-Hinged Back Doors, Likely to Open Wider

Pondering exactly how the 2015 Ford F-150 will be different from the current-generation vehicle? Planning to its back doors.

Speaking before a little viewers of market experts and reporters today, Ford vehicles marketing supervisor Doug Scott disclosed a few hints of exactly what to anticipate on the next-generation Ford F-150 full-size pickup. He claimed Ford checked out exactly how consumers used their SuperCab vehicles-- associate tiny, rear-hinged doors on the extended taxis. A lot of utilize it for added storage as opposed to passenger-hauling.

When packing in items, he stated Ford F-150 consumers favor rear-hinged doors, however he wishes to see a few adjustments to them, namely the angle at which the doors turn open. In existing SuperCab versions, the rear-hinged doors open up at 90 levels; Scott stated he wants to view them open up at a complete 180 levels. The existing configuration can make it difficult for passengers to get out with both doors on the side open in a tight parking area, often catching them; we even directed this out in our own Ford F-150 assessment. The 180-degree setup would certainly allow a much easier leave.

Trucks from Chrysler's Ram branch deal front-hinged doors on their full-size trucks with lengthy taxicabs, and General Motors is switching over from rear-hinged to front-hinged small doors on extensive taxicab models for 2014. This permits them to put a column in the center, aiding with structural preparing in accident testing. Scott accepts that helps, but he really did not presume as to share it's needed to pass government accident security specifications.

The advertising and marketing supervisor stated some concepts from the Ford Atlas pickup, reviewed at the 2013 North American International Auto Show, would make their method to both the 2015 Ford F-150 and the Super Responsibility models, going into detail regarding its tailgate-mounted lift for holding longer things on its roof covering rack. But, the sad thing is, the Atlas was just right stuff of concepts, a signal for Ford's future pickup direction yet not, as Ford spokespeople likewise stated, a clear check out the next-generation full-size truck.

Still, it's expected that the in the following F-150 will certainly declare other technologies like an aluminum-intensive weight-savings plan and possibly even in-bed storage along the lines of the RamBox. We'll know soon good enough, as the 2015 Ford F-Series nears its introduction.