Ford is planning to enlarge the payload capacitiy of its half-ton segment by 29.5 percent.
According to the PickupTrucks, the biggest increase comes to the Ford F-150 equipped with an all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that delivers 365 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. The maximum payload capacity of the two-wheel-drive models with a 6.5-foot bed will be enlarged from 2,000 pounds to 2,590 pounds.
Another visible changes will be seen also on the all-wheel-drive models that have the same configurations as listed above. The payload capacity of these vehicles with 6.5-foot box will be increased from 1,890 pounds to 2,340 pounds. In such a way, the automaker wants to prolong the lifetime as well as increase sales of its heavy-duty models from the Supercab and Regular cab configurations with eight-foot beds to the more popular Supercrew.