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The brand new F-150's fenders and chamfered nose are only a couple of the enticing features that make their debut in Ford's latest model. The truck is already making waves, although its introduction isn't until later this year.

At its core, reliability
 and capability - two traits that epitomize the F-Series brand in general - are king for the 2018 F-150.

“Form and function 
matters to Ford truck customers,” Gordon Platto, a Ford truck designer, said. “...Ford trucks need to be purpose-built for work and instill confidence among those who use them.” Watch more below:

In our previous article, we touched upon some of the front- and profile-view features that stand out; the rear side, though, is not something to overlook. Mirroring the other end, it sports a billet-milled treatment around the tailgate and fenders for enhanced illumination; however, nameplates to go with given trucks' trim levels replace the F-150 badge. Elements like that serve to upgrade the buying experience. After all, the customers are truly right at the end of the day.

“When we are designing F-150, we really look at the truck through the eyes of our customers,” Sean Tant, Ford truck studio's design manager, said.

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Want the insider's scoop on what to expect for the 2018 F-150? Keep reading - and then visit our team at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington to test-drive the current model for yourself.

At a glance, the all-new truck's exterior is impressive in itself. A billet-milled body sets the F-150 apart from previous models, while a horizontal twin-bar grille highlights its width, muscularity and power. The grille is also illuminated by LED C-clamp headlamps, a feature that is only one of many Blue Oval innovations.

“F-150 needs to look solid, confident and capable,” Sean Tant, Ford's truck studio design manager, said. “All design elements need to have individual as well as collective strength. We wanted to continue with the billet-milled style introduced in 2015 while visually making the truck look wide and planted.” Watch more below:

A side view, though, brings to mind visual recognition of other trucks from the F-Series. Front door drop-downs, tire proportions and wheel openings hint at borrowed elements, while traditional frame-mounted bumpers and limited fascias allude to customers' consistent desire for genuine and practical vehicles.

The details don't stop there. Stay tuned to learn more about the F-150!
The 2018 F-150 takes cues from its predecessors, but make no mistake - this all-new pickup is in a class all its own. The truck elevates the signature F-Series aesthetic without compromising its sheer power and high-quality parts.

From the outside, the F-150 pays tribute to the Built Ford Tough brand promise while paving the way for a modernized look and feel. Designers for the Blue Oval narrowed down the exterior to a trifecta of primary concepts: comprehending F-Series design heritage, keeping customers' needs and desires top-of-mind, and craftsmanship. Learn more about the 2017 model below to prepare for the next generation!

“We call our F-Series customers ‘bold guardians of the brand,’” Ford truck design chief Gordon Platto said. “These customers know our Built Ford Tough DNA, and they want their trucks to convey strength, capability, boldness and power – without being ‘in your face’ aggressive.”

Along with the new 2018 F-150’s stronger engine lineup, high-strength materials and class-exclusive technologies, its new exterior is sure to please drivers. The Blue Oval can claim that with certainty: in efforts to ensure that the new truck truly exceeds expectations, Ford's team tapped actual owners during the design process to get a greater grasp on how the vehicle is used nationwide. By fielding buyers' unfiltered feedback, they were able to hit the drawing board with more refined and validated design concepts, such as a light-duty turboiesel engine, fuel economy improvements and pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection.

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2017 ford f-650 seattle washingtonFord trucks are not only built tough, but built for purpose as well. At Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington, our selection is perfect for buyers of all types, whether you're looking for new or used vehicles.

If you're on the prowl for 
a F-650 or F-750 medium-duty truck, in particular, their purpose-built powertrains are standalone temptations. The Blue Oval is the sole manufacturer to develop its own transmission and diesel engine combination, which guarantees that they work perfectly with vehicle calibrations and every chassis component.

More specifically, the engine options are as follows:

  • Engine highlight: 6.7-liter V8 turbo diesel
  • Horsepower: 270
  • Torque: 675 lb.-ft
  • Engine highlight: Equipped with TorqShift heavy-duty six-speed automatic transmission
  • Horsepower: 300
  • Torque: 700 lb.-ft.
  • Engine highlight: Equipped with TorqShift heavy-duty six-speed automatic transmission
  • Horsepower: 330
  • Torque: 725 lb.-ft.

Interested in learning more? You can put in an order for the 2018 medium-duty F-650 and F-750 trucks starting this summer, and vehicles will be available beginning this fall. Find out more at Sound Ford today!
The all-new F-150 Raptor isn't for the faint of heart, but that shouldn't deter you from test-driving one on our lot at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You may be surprised how much you enjoy its agility and power gains, off-road options and exceptional 450 hp and 510 lb.-ft. of torque, among a multitude of other features.

As truck enthusiasts will be delighted to discover, the brand new F-150 Raptor sports highlights that transcend the basics. For one thing, it comes with a best-in-class drive mode system, which is enabled by a dual-mode transfer case. As a result, the Raptor cruises through and across any terrain to provide passengers with the epitome of multi-terrain experiences. Watch more below!

The Blue Oval's engineering team also threw in clutch-based, on-demand AWD capability for the everyday driver, ensuring that the Raptor can prowl through streets with ease.

“Raptor’s transfer case provides the best of both worlds, with the natural benefits from all-wheel drive, such as increased traction in rain and snow, as well as extreme off-road functionality that comes with a mechanically locked system,” Tony Greco, Ford F-150 Raptor's program manager, said of the truck's features.

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