The thirteenth-generation Ford F-Series is an upcoming light duty pickup truck produced by Ford Motor Company. Much of its exterior styling is derived from the 2013 Ford Atlas concept vehicle. Also the rebadged version of the Ford F-150 called Ford Lobo in Mexico on late 2014.
The pickup will be made out of mostly aluminium alloy and high-strength steel. The Ford F-150 will use ultra high-quality high-strength Alcoa 5000 and 6000-Series T4 aluminium alloy, supplied by the Alcoa Corporation. Alcoa’s 5000 and 6000-Series T4 aluminium is used for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the M777 howitzer, for armored tactical and fighting vehicles, various marine (shipbuilding) applications, and also by the U.S. military for heavy-duty applications.
Ford states the Alcoa aluminium will count for 70 percent of the truck's weight savings which could be as much as 750 lbs depending on which cab/bed configuration and trim level are chosen. Known trims for the truck are the XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum trims. Development work of the vehicle started back in 2009.
Engine offerings include:
2.7 Liter EcoBoost V-6
3.5 Liter Naturally Aspirated V-6
3.5 Liter EcoBoost V-6
5.0 Liter V-8
The large displacement 6.2 Liter V-8 from the twelfth generation will no longer be an option in the F-150.
The thirteenth-generation F-150 will be produced at the Dearborn Truck Plant and the Kansas City Assembly Plant.