The Ford F-150 has long been the best-selling vehicle in the U.S., largely because it defines the “Built Ford Tough” motto. But the 2015 F-150 stands out from other pickups for a vastly different reason: its innovation.
It’s fitting, then, that the revolutionary 2015 Ford F-150 earned Ford’s first-ever Yankee Cup for trucks, chosen by the New England Motor Press Association and MIT engineering faculty. This technology-focused award is given out to the vehicle, system or auto feature that makes driving safer, increasingly cost-efficient or simply more fun to drive.
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“When reviewing all the entries for the Yankee Cup, we couldn’t help but notice the F-150 is loaded with innovation,” said Craig Fitzgerald, New England Motor Press Association president. “We all know this vehicle is Built Ford Tough, but now it is both tough and smart – helping to redefine the light-duty pickup for the next generation.”
Most of the press surrounding the next-generation F-150 has revolved around its 700-pound lighter frame and an all-new EcoBoost engine, which could combine to help it return about 30 mpg within the next few years. But the pickup truck’s innovations are widespread, from a class-exclusive 360-degree camera view to a remote tailgate controller that can automatically lower the tailgate.
The 2015 F-150 will also boast a BoxLink cargo management system, with additional tie-down locations and an available segment-exclusive cargo ramp. This system will make it significantly easier for F-150 owners to transport cargo, such as bikes, boats and snowmobiles.