Ford F-150 Atlas concept was unveiled two years back at the North American International Auto Show as the 13th generation in the F-series. Based on the information offered during the presentation, this model is expected to get a range of new design updates, improved fuel efficiency and a variety of smart technologies. The power and handling features will also be enhanced making the truck more driver-friendly and efficient on the road.
Ford F-150 Atlas Concept Highlights
To guarantee its enhanced permanence, functionality and efficiency, the Ford F-150 Atlas concept gets lots of features that help it meet the needs of the driver and hauled loads. Among these include a next-generation EcoBoost engine coupled with auto start-stop technology, dynamic hitch assist, LED cargo box, hidden cargo ramps assist, active grille shutters, active wheel shutters, dual purpose tailgate and cargo cradle, trailer backup assist and LED cargo box. As well, this truck gets a 360-degree point-of-view camera, drop air dam and 110 volt electrical outlets which are essential for charging power tools.
Interior and Exterior Features
Designed to serve a variety of hauling purposes within a range of environments, the Atlas Concept is offered with a variety of next-generation interior and exterior features. Among the key exterior features include a range of tie-down points incorporated in between the load floor and cargo box walls. The most noticeable interior features are air conditioning systems, next generation productivity screen coupled with GPS, blue LED lighting, heated leather seats, two cup holders, backseat with tiny screen and glove friendly buttons that makes the truck more functional. More interior features include blue seat stitching and washable seating fabric, reversible floor mats, acoustic windshield and headliner for less noisy cabin, integrated roof cargo carrier and Wi-Fi hotspot capability.
Ford F-150 Atlas Power and Handling
Ford F-150 Atlas concept comes with a powerful and next-generation EcoBoost powertrain integrated with Auto Start-Stop technology. This engine is designed to use turbocharging and gasoline direct injection mechanisms which has increased its fuel economy by 20% and reduced its CO2 emission by not less than 15%. Power transmission is handled by a 6-speed SelectShift automatic, auto start-stop system. To help improve its handling performance, this Ford F-150 Atlas concept gets other handling features such as all-terrain LT325/50R22 tires, 22-inch alloy wheels, active wheel shutters, electronic parking brake, ergonomic bullring steering wheel and active aerodynamics. The suspension is expected to be strengthened while the bumpers will be improve to guarantee better performance.
Prominent Safety Features
The Atlas concept is equipped with plenty of safety features. The key safety features offered with this model include trailer backup assist that helps ease the work of parking the truck, dynamic hitch assist essential for assembling the hitch of this truck with the trailer coupling, 360-degree point-of-view camera which helps improve visibility, blind spot information system, forward collision with brake support, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and push button start.