About Ford F-150
The Ford F-150 is a Ford F-series light truck model manufactured by Ford Motor Company in the United States. It is offered as a line of full-size pickup trucks. In addition to the Ford F-150, the F-Series also includes the Super Duty line. Since 1977, it has been the most widely used truck model line in the United States, and since 1981 it has been the most widely used vehicle in the United States. The F Series has been the best-selling vehicle in Canada for more than fifty years. In 1953, Ford introduced the second generation of the F-Series. The second-generation cars had larger dimensions, better engines, and improved chassis. Another change was the expansion of the F line to three models. It is still in use today.
As on 1956 Ford vehicles, seat belts were available as an option. The third generation was launched in 1957. It was significantly improved and redesigned. The front fenders were integrated into the body, and the new body followed the clean lines of the pickup's rear end. An all-new chassis was introduced. It was used on the Ford F-150 until 1996 and on the F-250/350 4x2 until 2016. The Ranger name also first appeared on a Ford pickup truck in 1965. All 1969 models have fully interchangeable suspension components. The sixth generation was introduced in 1973. This version was still based on the revised 1965 fourth-generation Ranger chassis. But it had significant improvements such as front disc brakes and the addition of galvanized steel.
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The FE series was discontinued in 1976 after almost 20 years and was replaced by the more modern 335 and 385 series engines. In 1975, the Ford F-150 was introduced between the F-100 and F-250 to circumvent some emissions regulations. In 1978, square headlamps on higher trim levels replaced the round headlamps of earlier models. In 1980, the seventh generation was introduced, the first complete redesign since 1965. In addition to an all-new chassis, the vans also received an all-new body. With simpler body lines, aerodynamics were optimized to save fuel. In 1986, the 5.0-liter V8 became the standard fuel-injected engine, the first of its kind in a pickup in the U.S. market. In 1987, the 4.9-liter became a fuel-injected engine. Like the previous generation, four-door and crew cab SuperCab models returned in 1980 and 1982.
After 30 years as the smallest F-Series truck, the F-100 was retired in 1983 to avoid overlap with the Ford F-150. The eighth generation was introduced in 1987 and completely changed the design of the 1980 to 1986 generation. Although the cab was retained, body elements were redesigned, and the interior was also redesigned. The old Flareside bed was eliminated, and all production cars were equipped with Styleside beds. The ninth generation was launched in 1992 and was based on the F-Series architecture of the 1980s. Styling cues were taken from the recently introduced Explorer and the updated E-Series and Ranger models. The models received a slightly lower hood, rounded front fenders, bumpers, and grille. In addition to the new interior, the model was equipped with a driver's airbag. In response to the Chevrolet 454SS pickup, Ford launched the SVT Lightning with a 240 horsepower V8 engine.