Ford is America’s truck leader, no doubt about it! Their models are rugged and utility is great, but the overall appeal with these vehicles has always been due to their exterior design. The Ford 150 is a long line of successful trucks. Often seen in various documentary and action movie flicks worldwide, they provide the rugged look into the small sized farm/construction/ranch/hunting business that functions clearly thanks to these beasts. While this may be an over exaggeration, they clearly found their place in US’ daily life.
Recently Ford released the Ford F150 Limited. A truck they call the most advanced, luxurious Ford F150 ever produced. According to the company release it is Ford’s toughest, smartest, safest and most capable F-150 ever – with more standard technology and driver convenience features than any other light-duty pickup. The Limited, a 2016 model, goes on sale this winter. Available colors include Shadow Black, Magnetic, Blue Jeans and White Platinum Metallic tri-coat.
“The F-150 Limited sets a new bar for what discerning customers should expect in a high-end truck,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development. “We’re adding segment-exclusive technology, and features that improve productivity, convenience and capability with distinctive style.”
There’s a Ford F-150 for every truck customer, beginning with work-ready versions that have a starting MSRP below the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT, as well as the popular mid-range F-150 XLT. But the new F-150 Limited meets the growing, untapped needs of luxury customers looking for exclusivity, convenience and fine craftsmanship that’s differentiated from other high-series trucks. F-150 Limited surpasses the well-appointed Lariat, the Western-themed King Ranch and contemporary Platinum edition models.
In 1999, the company introduced the special-edition 2000 Harley-Davidson F-150. In 2001, the first King Ranch F-150 arrived. The 2009 F-150 took truck luxury to new heights with the Platinum model, and the first-generation Limited was added with the 2013 model year. The truck features a lot of interior improvements, exterior design features and safety systems aimed at providing an easier daily use for their owners. It looks even more imposing than the standard version.
The 2016 F-150 Limited is powered by the 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6, which allows for towing of up to 10,100 pounds when properly equipped. This advanced powertrain produces 365 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque – the latter unsurpassed by any truck with a comparable engine in its class1 – and has an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 17 mpg city, 24 mpg highway and 20 mpg combined.
The engine is paired with an electronic six-speed automatic transmission with tow/haul and sport modes that features SelectShift® with progressive range select. Four-wheel-drive models are equipped with two-speed automatic four-wheel drive that automatically shifts between two-wheel and four-wheel drive depending on driving surface traction conditions. Ford haven’t released anything about pricing for this truck, where we expect it to be somewhere in the line of $10,000 – 15,000 more expensive than the standard versions. The current most expensive Ford F150 will cost around $51,585 without any additions.