2015 Ford F-150 To Feature Groundbreaking Rear Window Design | Edmunds

2015 Ford F-150 To Feature Groundbreaking Rear Window Design


Just the Facts:
  • The redesigned 2015 Ford F-150 will feature a new seamless power rear window design that will be about a $350 option on the truck.
  • "We expect about a 40 percent take-rate," said Mike Levine, a Ford spokesman, in a phone conversation on Friday.
  • The 2015 F-150 is due in U.S. showrooms at the end of the year.

DEARBORN, Michigan — The redesigned 2015 Ford F-150 will feature a new seamless power rear window design that will be about a $350 option on the truck, according to the automaker.

"We expect about a 40 percent take-rate," said Mike Levine, a Ford spokesman, in a phone conversation on Friday.

The 2015 F-150, which gets an aluminum-alloy body, is due in U.S. showrooms at the end of the year.

Levine said the feature will be available on the F-150 XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum models. It is available on F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew models, but not on trucks with a regular cab.

"It's a cool feature that customers love," Levine said.

The 2014 F-150 has a conventional rear window with three panes of glass and a middle slider. This high-tech version uses only two pieces of glass — the exterior surround and the sliding part. It has a clean look because the design hides the vertical seams that mark the edges of conventional rear windows on trucks.

Magna International supplies the unique rear window.

"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," said Troy Tooker, design engineering manager for Magna International, in a statement.

The window is lighter than the one it replaces, Ford said.

Key rivals to the F-150 include the Chevrolet Silverado, Nissan Titan, Ram 1500 and Toyota Tundra.

Edmunds says: Even a seemingly little thing like a new rear window has the potential to attract buyers in this competitive segment.

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