F-Series: 65 Years and counting
Jun 5, 12 | by: Bruce Smith
2013 Ford F-150 Gets Facelift to Celebrate 65th Anniversary
Ford Motor Company celebrates introduction of the new 2013 Ford F-150 with the agricultural professionals and leaders of tomorrow
More than a hundred of Texas’ top Future Farmer’s of America student leaders gathered inside a small Waco retreat center building along with automotive journalists from around the country to get the first peek of the new Ford F-150.
When the wraps were lifted a round of applause went up, nt only in appreciation for the 65th year the F-Series has been on the market, but also for Ford’s 65-year relationship with the FFA.
“Farm families have always represented an important F-Series truck constituency,” said Doug Scott, Ford Truck group marketing manager and FFA sponsor board member.
As for the 2013 F-150, it’s business as usual.
“Like our hardworking customers, Ford is committed to getting the job done right with our industry-leading trucks,” said Mark Fields, Ford president of The Americas. “The 2013 F-150 demonstrates our commitment to continuously improving our trucks with new features and capabilities, allowing F-Series owners to be increasingly productive.”
For 2013, the Ford F-150 receives new front-end design and advanced technologies such as MyFord Touch® with voice-activated driver controls and available high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps.
F-150 style also is enhanced with new 18- and 20-inch wheels offered in various trim packages.
Segment-exclusive power-telescoping and power-folding trailer-tow sideview mirrors add flexibility and convenience when operating in tight quarters, while enabling class-leading visibility.
F-150 pickups are available in three new hues including Blue Jeans Metallic, Kodiak Brown Metallic and Ruby Red Clearcoat Metallic.
For 2013, the most fuel-efficient and capable light-duty pickup on the market continues to push forward with updated design and advanced technologies. F-150 also adds even more breadth to its expansive lineup with a new Limited luxury model and availability of the groundbreaking EcoBoost® engine, powerful 6.2-liter V8, electronic-locking rear axle and Hill Descent Control.
Outside, the F-150 lineup gets bold new grilles combining fresh designs with instantly recognizable F-Series cues highlighted on the XLT model revealed today.
New HID projector headlamps are available as a segment-first technology to deliver improved visibility and increase driver confidence. HID technology provides exceptional lighting performance while contributing a distinctive look with stylish L-shaped lamps.
For the working man, The 2013 Ford F-150 adds Ford’s award-winning SYNC voice-activated communications and entertainment system with 911 Assist and Vehicle Health Report as standard equipment in XLT series and above. This enables hands-free, voice-activated control of enabled mobile devices.
Buyers may choose from an optional suite of SYNC Services, including Traffic Information, Turn-by-Turn Directions, Business Search, Send to SYNC from Google Maps and MapQuest, News, Sports, Weather and Horoscopes.
F-150 also introduces SYNC paired with a new 4.2-inch LCD center-stack screen that provides enhanced displays of audio and climate-control functions. In addition, the instrument cluster contains a 4.2-inch driver-configurable LCD productivity screen including menus for gauge setup, trip computer, fuel economy and towing/off-road applications.