So you’ve heard all about the lighter, aluminum body of the 2015 Ford F-150. You know it’s going to be our most fuel efficient F-150 yet. You probably know it’s built even more Ford tough than before.
But have you heard about the sliding rear window yet? It may sound like a smaller addition, but sometimes big things come in smaller packages. Read on, friends.
Yes, the rear window is seamless. This brilliant design was created by Ford Motor Company and Magna International. Not only does it hide window seams, but it also reduces overall component parts. You can have your window completely open, and still this two-piece design will allow the window area to completely defrost, just as it would closed. Pretty neat, eh?
The typical sliding rear window consists of three pieces of glass held together by a support structure with additional working components. With the touch of a button, your new seamless window will open. Not only is this convenient, but it looks pretty cool too. More than just looking awesome, the new design of the window adds to the reason that this new Ford is up to 700 pounds lighter than before. But don’t worry, you won’t be compromising with size. The rear window is the same opening size as the previous model F-150.
Noah Mass, Ford body mechanisms manager, had this to say: “Delivering the latest in innovation and technology to our customer is a top priority for Ford. The seamless sliding rear window is another great example of the intricate detail that goes into producing the next-generation F-150, setting it apart from any pickup on the market today.”
Adding to this, Troy Tooker, design engineering manager for Magna International says: “We designed the seamless sliding rear window to deliver not only a new look and improved functionality, but also to start a trend in the truck sliding window market. With pickup sliders being one of our core products, we wanted to show our leadership and raise the bar on the new F-150.”
That’s just how Ford rolls, y’all.