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Ford says new, lighter F-150 can compete with rivals

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford says its aluminum-sided F-150 pickup will hold its own against rivals despite its lighter weight.

The company revealed details of the new truck Tuesday. The 2015 F-150 4×4 goes on sale this fall and is 732 pounds lighter than the outgoing model.

Ford Truck Group Marketing Manager Doug Scott stands next to the automaker’s new aluminum-sided 2015 F-150 truck at the company’s Development Center in Dearborn, Mich., Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo)

Ford’s base truck with a 3.5-liter V6 engine will get 283 horsepower, similar to a Chevrolet Silverado but lower than a Ram. But Ford says its 7,600 pounds of towing capacity will top both rivals.

An F-150 with Ford’s new 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine will get 325 horsepower – more than a Ram EcoDiesel – and can tow 8,400 pounds. The company expects half of its buyers to choose one of its two fuel-saving EcoBoost engines.

Ford will release fuel economy and pricing later this year.

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