There will no doubt be fears of a 2015 Ford F-150 delay following the recent fire of the 2016 Ford F-Series Super Duty, but we would just like to put your mind at rest. The two vehicles are very different, although we can see that a lot of aluminum has also been used on the larger truck.
What caused the fire is still unknown, but we do know that it will not be an issue for the upcoming release of the all-new Ford F-150, as this model has undergone all of its testing, which means the problem is only limited to the Ford F-Series Super Duty prototype.
This was a spectacular fire, which you can see in the images here, and some witnesses described it more of an explosion, which makes us believe there was plenty of gasoline in the tank to fuel such a fire.
Before people start to panic and begin to run Ford down, prototypes such as these are designed to find issues, and while this was a rather serious one, although no one was hurt, it is nothing new and the problems will be ironed out.
We can understand that there are Ford haters out there and they will see this as just another poor piece of Ford engineering, but let’s remember one thing, how many GM vehicles have had to be recalled this year? Also, if you feel as though it is a wrong move to make trucks out of aluminum, how come General Motors has already announced they are to do the same, although not until 2018.
This could be considered a good move to see how well the likes of the new F-150s does, or they could just be late to the party.