No, that’s not a typo. Al is the periodic table symbol for aluminum – the stuff that the next F-150 will be made of.
TTAC’s “industry informant program” has already proved fruitful. A supplier source let us know that the aluminum construction of the next Ford F-150 is going just fine. Ford was so worried about the possibility of things going awry that they developed an all-steel body-in-white alongside the aluminum version. Turns out it won’t be needed.
Our source says the next F-150 will stay close to the looks of the Atlas concept. Powertrains include the 5.0 V8, the 3.5L Ecoboost and a new 3.5L naturally aspirated V6. New for 2015 is a smaller 2.7L Ecoboost V6. Good news for Raptor fans. It will be back in 2016.