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2015 Ford F-150 SuperCab Plannings to Maintain Rear-Hinged Back Doors, Likely to Open Wider

Pondering how the 2015 Ford F-150 will be various from the current-generation truck? Look to its back doors.

Talking in front of a little audience of industry analysts and reporters this week, Ford trucks advertising supervisor Doug Scott uncovered a few tips of exactly what to expect on the next-generation Ford F-150 full-size pick-up. He shared Ford looked at just how consumers utilized their SuperCab trucks– trucks with tiny, rear-hinged doors on the lengthy taxis. Many utilize it for additional storage space rather than passenger-hauling.

When filling in objects, he stated Ford F-150 consumers prefer rear-hinged doors, yet he wishes to view a couple of adjustments to them, specifically the angle at which the doors swing open. In current SuperCab designs, the rear-hinged doors open at 90 degrees; Scott claimed he ‘d like to see them open up at a full 180 degrees. The current configuration could make it difficult for passengers to get out with both doors on the side open in a tight parking lot, in some cases catching them; we even pointed this out in our own Ford F-150 testimonial. The 180-degree system would certainly enable an easier exit.

Trucks from Chrysler’s Ram division offer front-hinged doors on their full-size trucks with extended taxicabs, and General Motors is changing from rear-hinged to front-hinged little doors on extensive taxicab designs for 2014. This enables them to put a pillar between, assisting with architectural bracing in crash testing. Scott accepts that assists, but he didn’t go so far as to claim it’s necessary to pass government accident security requirements.

The marketing manager said some suggestions from the Ford Atlas pick-up, evaluated at the 2013 North American International Car Program, would certainly make their method to both the 2015 Ford F-150 and the Super Obligation models, explaining regarding its tailgate-mounted lift for bring longer things on its roof covering rack. But, sadly, the Atlas was just right stuff of principles, a signal for Ford’s future pickup truck instructions but not, as Ford spokespeople likewise said, a clear consider the next-generation full-size truck.

Still, it’s expected that the following F-150 will certainly advertise other developments like an aluminum-intensive weight-savings strategy and perhaps even in-bed storage along the lines of the RamBox. We’ll know quickly sufficient, as the 2015 Ford F-Series nears its intro.