The 2015 Ford F-150 has broken all previous sales records set by its predecessors. In fact, the vehicle is so popular right now that Ford is failing to cope up with the rising demands of the market and this is affecting the company’s reputation. However, if you are a prospective F-150 owner, do not be disheartened as Ford has assured customers that additional units of the F-150 are on their way.
Initially, the experts were skeptical about an all aluminum-built pickup truck performing well in the market. However, all those issues have been addressed! The Auto Industry has its unique way of measuring the time taken by a vehicle to be sold once it reaches the dealership, and the 2015 Ford F-150 is one of the quickest moving vehicles today! It spends an average of 18 days at most at the dealership, compared to most other vehicles that can sit up to 45 days at times.
Ford is currently manufacturing the 2015 F-150 at their Dearborn facility, which started operating recently and hence has a limited inventory. Therein lays the issue. The launch of a new model generally spikes up the market, although, in this case, Ford is unable to keep up with the rise in demand.
However, once you get past the fact that you will have to wait for a few more months to own the latest F-150, the positive aspects of the vehicle starts to show. Ford’s decision to switch to an aluminum body frame on the F-150 has not just improved performance, but has also enhanced fuel economy. This in turn has reduced the maintenance cost of the vehicle while enhancing its resale value by almost 12% from the last-generation vehicle.
Hence, if you convert the numbers, the 2015 Ford F-150 will give you a $4,000 advantage over owning the previous variant of the vehicle and $6,000 advantage over owning a Ram! The initial concern over the use of aluminum was primarily because of its effect on the pricing. Aluminum is more expensive than steel and is hence costly to repair. However, Ford has had a successful history with the use of aluminum, as they had previously worked with the metal on the luxury lineup of Jaguar, before selling the brand to Tata Motors back in 2008.