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It was an expectation of failure - with Ford’s critics shrieking about the dangers of aluminum, decrying the loss of steel. In 2014 the Big Blue Oval transformed its signature F-150 into a leaner, lighter machine. No longer would it be defined by bulky lines and heavy metals. Instead efficiency would shape each mile.

None believed this to be a worthwhile goal. Doom was anticipated.

As Torque News explains, however, success was all that came. With the launch of the 2015 F-150, Ford introduced drivers to aluminum paneling - and they liked it. This light material helped to shed 700 pounds from the ladder-style frame, ensuring a more economical ride (MPG ratios rose to 19 in the city and 26 on the highway). It also optimized the V8, reducing engine strain and allowing the truck to glide to 385 HP.

Is it any wonder, therefore, that the aluminum F-150 has continued to dominate the sales chart? Torque News recently revealed the year-to-year progression for Ford’s beloved truck - and it should silence every critic:


2014 Sales: 480,492
2015 Sales: 515,034
2016 Sales: 574,034
2017 Sales: 591,864


The aluminum F-150 has delivered staggering profits in North America, generating more than 60% of total F-Series sales; and, with the release of the 2018 platform, that success should continue. After all, why would drivers turn away from class-leading trailering (up to 8,000 pounds) and exceptional torque (up to 510 lb.-ft)?

Want to learn more about the F-150 and its aluminum design? Contact our team today.