2015 Ford F-150 SuperCab Looks to Retain Rear-Hinged Back Doors, Likely to Open Wider
Questioning just how the 2015 Ford F-150 will be various from the current-generation truck? Want to its rear doors.
Speaking in front of a tiny audience of market experts and journalists today, Ford trucks advertising and marketing manager Doug Scott uncovered a couple of tips of just what to expect on the next-generation Ford F-150 full-size pickup. He claimed Ford checked out just how customers used their SuperCab trucks-- trucks with little, rear-hinged doors on the extensive taxis. A lot of use it for added storage space rather than passenger-hauling.
When filling in objects, he stated Ford F-150 consumers prefer rear-hinged doors, however he wishes to view a couple of changes to them, particularly the angle at which the doors turn open. In present SuperCab versions, the rear-hinged doors open at 90 degrees; Scott claimed he wishes to see them open up at a complete 180 degrees. The existing arrangement could make it hard for passengers to obtain out with both doors on the side open in a tight parking area, often catching them; we also pointed this out in our own Ford F-150 evaluation. The 180-degree configuration would allow an easier leave.
Trucks from Chrysler's Ram division deal front-hinged doors on their full-size associate prolonged taxicabs, and General Motors is changing from rear-hinged to front-hinged tiny doors on lengthy cab designs for 2014. This permits them to put a pillar between, assisting with architectural readying in collision testing. Scott accepts that assists, yet he didn't go so far as to state it's required to pass federal accident security criteria.
The advertising and marketing manager claimed some suggestions from the Ford Atlas pickup, examined at the 2013 North American International Automobile Program, would make their way to both the 2015 Ford F-150 and the Super Obligation models, going into detail concerning its tailgate-mounted lift for lugging much longer things on its roofing rack. However, the sad thing is, the Atlas was just the stuff of concepts, a signal for Ford's future pickup direction however not, as Ford spokespeople additionally claimed, a clear look at the next-generation full-size truck.
Still, it's anticipated that the next F-150 will herald various other developments like an aluminum-intensive weight-savings strategy and maybe even in-bed storage along the lines of the RamBox. We'll understand soon good enough, as the 2015 Ford F-Series nears its intro.