New concept 2016 Ford Atlas has been presented last year, but according to the rumors, this edition named 2016 model year, because, production and selling will start next year. Ford F-150 is the best-sold still produced domestic vehicle in the US and deserves special attention when this market is concerned.
That’s why Ford decided to upgrade its bread and butter pickup and unveiled Ford Atlas concept model in 2013. All-new thirteenth generation models of F-150 will be based upon it, and as a matter of fact they have already been unveiled at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. But, there are some news and predictions that production should be start middle of this year.
Under the Hood
For starters, F-150’s will be powered by four engine types. Base 3.5L V6 will deliver 383 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque, while new advanced 2.7L EcoBoost V6 will put up 325 hp and 375 lb-ft of torque. Moving up to the carried over engines where 3.5L EcoBoost develops 365 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque and 5.0L V8 makes up to 360 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. All models will receive the 6-speed automatic gearbox and best of them will be able to tow up to 12,200 pounds in both rear and all-wheel drive modes. One of the most important things is EcoBoost engine, and it is one of the advantages unlike others competitors. According to some predictions, this model should reach 60 mph for less than 8.1 seconds.
2016 Ford Atlas Design
Just like the Atlas concept, new line of Ford’s pickups is based on an aluminum platform which considerably lowered their weight. As far as design goes, they look more menacing than they ever did and have the sturdy front end fascia with heavy rectangular grille, which looks great in all-chrome, and double deck headligts. Rest of it looks pretty much conventional as F-150 follows the same routine every other pickup does out back.
Interior had also been revamped and F-150’s are now more comfortable and more contemporary-looking. Depending on a trim level, you’ll be able to choose between all kinds of cloth and leather seats, together with metallic and wood accents. Sturdy dash and pronounced instrument panel don’t only look good, but are also quite functional as they offer plenty of cubicles and controls.
Almost all models will get the standard touch screen display and highest grades will also get the navigation upgrade. As far as safety features go, F-150 offers all the usual features and optional adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitors and a lane-keeping system. As you can see, this is standard safety options, but more devices and details will come with first officially specs.
Most fuel-efficient engine of a new generation of Ford’s F-150 pickup lineup is the new 2.7L engine which is rated at least at 24 mpg combined. Base engine’s ratings will also jump to 18/24 mpg, while the V8 could break the 18 or even 19 mpg combined figures.
2016 Toyota Tacoma
2016 Ford Atlas Price details
Prices shouldn’t change much and all models will be available for between $25,000 and $51,000. However, prices can be adjusted thanks to the large number of powertrains, cabin options and available equipment. But, this is only rumor and gossip, when we talk about price details. When first details appear, we will publish.
|Ford F-150 XL||$26.615|
|Ford F-150 XLT||$31.890|
|Ford F-150 Lariat||$39.880|
|Ford F-150 King Ranch||$49.460|
|Ford F-150 Platinum||$52.155|
2015 Ford F-150 which is Ford Atlas’ direct descendant will definitely be a next-gen pickup with lighter framework and more efficient engines. It also looks better than ever and offers higher and higher level of refinement.
The main competitors will be Dodge Ram 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado. For this model, tha key streight is weight, because that is more lighter than other Ford’s trucks.
Recapitulation – Weaknesses and Disadvantages
This edition should be one of the most popular trucks in USA. Good performance and perfect design are some things o the all modifications and improvements. Also, for this price, Ford Atlas is good choice.
Impressive design (interior and exterior)
Good fuel efficiency
One of the key advantages is price
Good visibility from the cab
Release date is still unknown