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The Built Ford Tough F-150 aluminum body is a favorite topic of conversation at Ziem’s Ford Corners, especially during Truck Month. Back in 2015, Ford shocked the world by switching from the expected steel construction to aluminum, and never looked back. 

Less is More

The Ford F-150 is the only truck in its class constructed of high strength military-grade aluminum-alloy. This is the same 6000 series material used in aerospace, military and industrial applications. This construction gained America’s Best Selling Truck a 700-pound weight reduction over its original design. It’s one of the main reasons the F-150 can boast a best-in-class payload up to 13,200 pounds towing capacity. The weight savings also helps the F-150 accelerate quicker, stop shorter and be more fuel-efficient.

Strength and Durability

Ford engineers selected the aluminum-alloy in part because of the metals’ unique ability to withstand tough customer demands. Before the decision was made, these materials were torture-tested to Built Ford Tough standards and exceeded expectations. The lightweight property allows an increase in gauge (or thickness) to achieve strength without increasing body weight, which as mentioned, equals a greater power to weight ratio. But that’s not all. The aluminum-alloy has improved resistance to dings, dents and scratches. 

Resistance to Corrosion

If ding resistance, payload, capacity, lightweight strength and fuel efficiency aren’t enough, there’s more. The natural properties of aluminum make it resistant to corrosion and the material doesn’t rust. Preproduction our aluminum-alloy was torture tested by enduring salt and acid sprays. This means that the high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body on the 2021 F-150 will stay relatively shiny throughout its lifetime. 

An Eco-friendly Option

Eco-friendly isn’t always a word associated with heavy-duty trucks, but along with fuel efficiency, and the available all-new 3.5L PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V6 engine, the carbon footprint for aluminum-based vehicles is smaller than that of their steel constructed counterparts. That’s because aluminum is 100% recyclable and retains its properties indefinitely. In fact, more than 75% of all aluminum from 1888 is still in use. That means most of the aluminum being used for building vehicles today is over 100 years old.  

Want to Know More?

The aluminum body of the F-150 is only one of the advantages of owning America’s Best Selling Truck. If you want to learn more about all that the F-150 has to offer, check out our showroom in Farmington, New Mexico. Book a test drive ahead of time to see what driving a new or certified pre-owned Ford F-150 feels like. Our team at Ziem’s Ford Corners is ready to help you get into the truck of your dreams during Truck Month. 

 

*Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers. Towing and payload are independent attributes and may not be achieved simultaneously.

Have you met the all-new 2021 Ford F-150 yet? As we head into Truck Month here at Ziems, it’s no secret that we love our trucks. But, the newest member of the F-150 family is the star of this story. In true Ford fashion, America’s favorite pickup truck has been reimagined tougher than before and yet, smarter than ever. With best-in-class towing, payload, torque and horsepower combined with SYNC®4 and an optional 12-inch touch screen, you’ll never have to choose between brains and brawn. 

Tough Enough For Any Job

The all-new F-150 is purpose-built and designed to be the most powerful truck in its class. This is the truck that moves mountains. It also moves boats, bricks, campers and two-by-fours. From its military-grade and aluminum-alloy body to the torture-tested, fully-boxed, steel frame, this pick-up is Built Ford Tough®. It comes fully equipped with the tools you need for any jobsite. Tools like the Pro Power Onboard electrical generator or available interior and exterior work surfaces, making the new F-150 an even more productive and useful work tool. 

The Brains to Match the Brawn

If you thought all we were looking for was strength, think again. The new F-150 is smarter than any truck before it. The new SYNC®4 operating system has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard. 

The redesigned dashboard houses a generous 8-inch infotainment screen that’s capable of displaying nearly any info you can dream of and if that’s not enough, you can upgrade to a 12-inch screen. 

The truck’s SYNC®4 operating system is capable of over-the-air (OTA) updates, keeping data current and even adding new features without ever visiting a dealer. The display can monitor everything on the truck from towing to the Pro Power Onboard generator and more.

Add-in smart features include Pre-Collision Assist, Pedestrian Detection, Active Driver Assist plus a rearview camera with Dynamic Hitch Assist making this one smart truck. 

Hybrid is In 

The new generation of Ford F-150 has six powertrain options, four gasoline engines and one diesel that have been carried over from the previous generation and two all-new options. Make way for the future of fuel economy because the F-150 doesn’t just make progress, it defines it. Introducing the all-new 3.5L PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V6 engine targeting an EPA-estimated range of approximately 700 miles of range on a full tank of gas. But, don’t stop there, an all-electric F-150 is set to follow in the Summer of 2012. 

The All-New 2121 Ford F150 is the Whole Package

“There’s work. There’s recreation. And then there’s workreation – a term owned by F-150 and a testament to all of its capability, versatility and toughness.” With so many great features, no matter who you are and what you do with your truck, there’s an F-150 for you. There’s one for the working warrior, the long hauler and the fanatic too. At Ziems Ford Corners, we know that the toughest part is going to be choosing which one is coming home with you. Come by our Farmington, New Mexico location today and meet the newest member of the F-150. 

 

At Ziems Ford Corners, it’s no secret that Farmington loves its F-150s. But the news is in, it’s not just New Mexico that loves its Ford trucks. We can officially confirm it. With full-year sales totaling out at 896,526 trucks, the Ford F-Series has once again received the accolade of America’s best-selling pickup for an amazing 43rd year in a row! What’s more, the Built Ford Tough F-series is the best-selling vehicle of any kind in the U.S. for 38 consecutive years. With overall vehicle sales ringing in at 2,310,494 the Ford brand also scored its 10th straight year as the best-selling brand in America. 

What is it That Makes the F-series Stand out Among Trucks?

When an icon gets to a certain age, automakers usually begin to rely on a certain level of nostalgia to help sell them. What images come to mind when you think of the Camaro, Challenger or Mustang? These three modern muscle cars will forever be compared to the legacies of their vintage ancestors. But the Ford F-Series puts all these cars to shame. In fact, for decades now, it has put everything to shame in the sales department. 

Almost since the beginning, the F-Series has been the leader in the truck market. With dependability and reliability under its hood, vintage models still work alongside today’s cutting-edge trucks. There’s no need for nostalgic self-reflection on Ford’s part; the F-Series is just as it always was, and just as it will always be.

Unique Body

Before the F-Series, the vast majority of pickups on America’s roads were car-based, but in 1949 Ford debuted a new pickup line with a unique platform. The new trucks were simple, modern, and forward-thinking with utilitarian styling. From the half-ton F-1 to the three-ton F-8, these trucks were unlike anything else on the road. Add in the fact that Ford offered V8 power under the hood long before its competitors could and Ford was nicely placed to take over the market. 

In 1952 the venerable Flathead V8 was replaced with the more modern Y-Block and the simple F-1, F-2, F-3, etc. designation was dropped for the names we largely know today. The F-1 became the F-100, the F-2 and F-3 were merged into the F-250 and the F-4 became the F-350.

1959 Ford
1959

Steel Construction

Through various styling and generational feature updates, including a few years that saw an unfavorable unibody construction the F-series powered on. Then, as it entered its sixth generation in 1973 it reached what was arguably the most important generation in the truck’s history. Ford began a new emphasis on rustproofing and the use of galvanized steel. Thus giving their trucks the ability to work harder longer. In 1975, the F-150 was introduced to replace the F-100, and a year later, it overtook the marketplace as America’s best-selling truck. Then, in 1982 the F-Series became America’s best-selling vehicle. Since then, no other vehicle has outsold it in America.

1989 Ford
1989

Motor Trend Truck of The Year

In 1997, the F-Series entered its 10th generation and won Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year. Then, in 2004 and 2005 the 11th generation of F-Series picked up back-to-back wins of Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year. 

In 2015, entering its lucky 13th generation, the F-Series transformed again. Switching its iconic truck to an aluminum body, a first in the pickup segment. The change resulted in the current truck weighing in at 700 pounds lighter than its predecessor, which in turn, dramatically increased the truck’s fuel economy and hauling capacity. 

Time Tested

Today, there are more F-Series trucks on the road with odometer readings above 250,000 miles than any other brand. Reliability and innovation are key attributes in this truck’s longevity at the top. But to millions of Ford owners out there, none of that matters. What matters to them is that their old workhorse is the most important truck to ever wear a Ford badge.

If you want to see for yourself just why this line-up is turning heads and winning awards, Ziems Ford Corners carries a large selection of new and used Ford F-150, F-250 and F-350 trucks that are Built Ford Proud. Call our sales team today at  (888) 375-9581 to schedule a test drive or shop online and browse our selection of Ford F-150 Trucks for Sale near Aztec, New Mexico.