It seems even the V8 isn’t long for the pickup truck world.
Ford has revealed that over half of F-150 buyers are opting for a V6, marking the first time in about five decades that truck consumers don’t regard a V6 as a downgrade. According to the American automaker, approximately 57 percent of Ford F-150s are being shipped with V6 powerplants, with 47 percent of those buyers opting for the 3.5-liter turbocharged EcoBoost V6 with 365 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. The remaining 10 percent go with the entry-level 3.7-liter V6 with 302 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque.
SEE ALSO: 2015 Ford F-150 Explored in Depth
Last year, Ford’s 5.0-liter V8 accounted for over half of the F-150 sales, but by December, the V8 was taking a backseat to the turbocharged V6 in terms of production and output. Even more telling, Ford expects over 70 percent of the all-new 2015 F-150 pickup will leave the lots with a V6 under the hood.
GALLERY: 2015 Ford F-150 Live Reveal
[Source: New York Times]
Discuss this story at our Ford forum