Here we have a 2014 Ford F-450 Platinum Dually 4x4 Automatic. The truck has black exterior with black leather interior. The truck is nearly brand new with under 12,000 miles. The Truck has been modified with the best parts available and no expense was spared with the build. The build commenced at about 10,000 miles. All of the modified parts have a little over 1500 miles on them. This truck was built to show at SEMA. The Truck has had the best parts fitted. The Truck carries the Manufactures warranty and does have all the goodies that a stock platinum F-450 comes with. It has the back up camera. It has the platinum black interior with a sunroof and rear sliding window as well. The truck is also equipped with a remote starter. The truck is fully loaded with every option from the factory including the 5th wheel prep package and tow package. The truck is fully deleted with no DPF fluid required. All of the emissions equipment has been removed and has since been discarded. The trucks fuel mileage has increased significantly to 16mpg in the city and over 19.5mpg on the highway. It has been tuned and is on the middle tune setting which nets the best fuel mileage. All LED light bars are controlled with the 4 up fitter switches alone with the Train horn hooked up to the up fitter as well. The truck has been dealer maintained with all Dealer services up to date. The truck rides really well and is my daily driver. Only reason why I am selling is that I have a 2016 Denali HD project that I am starting. I will share the list of modifications that the trucks has below. The truck is located in White Rock, British Columbia ,Canada. I will deliver up to Blaine, Washington. The price is in $79,500 US FUNDS. I will assist in shipping at the buyers expense.
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Auto blogWed, 20 Nov 2013 00:01:00 EST
It turns out the image we saw back in February did, in fact, reveal the next-generation Ford Edge - at least in concept form. We still have to wait to see what the design will look like in production guise, but until then, Ford is giving us a good idea thanks to the Edge Concept being introduced at the LA Auto Show.
The new styling is an evolution of the current crossover's face with narrow headlights and a prominently slatted grille, while the rest of the design adds a more dynamic appearance with interesting body creases and horizontal taillights. We haven't gotten a look inside the Edge Concept just yet, but Ford is promising a suite of advanced driver-assist technologies including a new self-park system that allows activation from inside or outside the vehicle along with obstacle avoidance and an adaptive electric power steering system.
Ford will continue to offer an EcoBoost engine option in the upcoming Edge, and it will get active grille shutters to help maximize fuel efficiency. No word yet on when we'll be seeing the next-gen Edge in production form, but as we reported recently, it will become a global model in markets including Europe, China and South America. Ford's press release is posted below, but we'll have more information and images up later today.
In the next decade, the auto industry will see an explosion in its use of aluminum to cut weight and increase fuel economy, according to a study from market analysts Ducker Worldwide cited by The Detroit News. We are already seeing the lightweight metal show up extensively in luxury models from Europe, but with the impending launch of aluminum-intensive 2015 Ford F-150 (pictured above), North America is using it even more, as well. The report predicts 70 percent of US pickups to have aluminum bodies by 2025.
It won't just be pickups that see the benefit, though. The average amount of aluminum in US vehicles is forecasted by the study to grow from an average of 350 pounds in 2013 to about 550 pounds by 2025. The most common parts to use it will be hoods, doors and - to some extent - roofs, as well.
The massive increase in pickups' aluminum content hardly seems surprising. The F-150 is predicted to use so much that it might cause a short-term shortage, according to one earlier report. At the same time General Motors is heavily rumored to be negotiating with suppliers for the next generation Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. Ram is the last holdout of the Big Three, but the study predicts that not to last.
With a new boss at the helm, Ford is looking at new ways to improve its vehicle launches in North America to prevent recent issues that have popped up with models like the Lincoln MKZ, Ford Escape and Ford Fusion. Speaking with Automotive News, Ford's new president of the Americas, Joe Hinrichs, revealed a few ways the automaker plans to avoid early build issues such as the engine fires on certain 2013 Escape and Fusion models and months-long delays for customers to receive their MKZs.
It sounds like the root of the problems may have been Ford's relationship with suppliers compounded by the fact that the product surge came on the heels of the recent industry-crippling recession, and in the AN article, Hinrichs says improvements are being made to reduce problems during the launch of new or redesigned models. Three such improvements that were implemented during the first quarter of this year including more rigorous quality comparisons, better use of computer technology to catch major problems sooner and hiring engineers to work closer with suppliers.