Ford F-150 Canada
The Ford F-150 is the smallest of the Ford full-sized pickup truck line and has been in production since 1948, more than six decades later and with a twelfth generation design the Ford F150 is still one of the most sold pick-up trucks in Canada. The F150 was sold as a Mercury truck in Canada until the early 1960's when they started being built at Ford's assembly plant in Oakville, Ontario. The new 2012 F150 is currently manufactured in Dearborn, Michigan for the Canadian auto market.
Ford F-150 1997-2004
The tenth generation Ford F-150 had the longest production line and was the last one to be manufactured in Canada. The new generation restyled the F150 with a more aerodynamic design, adding more trim lines and body options. Available in 3 basic body types; pick-up standard, F150 SuperCab and F150 CrewCab. In 1999 the F150 Harley Davidson and F150 King Ranch SuperCrew models were released; the Harley edition is a Platinum Edition with black leather seats and a supercharged V8 5.4L engine with 340HP. The 1998 F-150 model was also offered
with more engine options, with a base 4.2L V6 Essex engine based on the Canadian built 3.8L V6 engine, a V8 4.6L Triton engine and V8 5.4L SOHC engines replaced the 5.0L and 5.8L engine. The Ford F250 shares the same body and platform with the F150 but includes heavy duty axles and suspension, while the F-250 Heavy Duty shares the same platform with the Ford F350.
Ford F150 2005-2008
The eleventh generation Ford F150 was based on a new P2 platform which it shares with the Lincoln Mark
LT. The new F-150 truck won the North American Truck of the Year award in 2004 and was also voted the Truck of the Year by Motor Trend, close to 1 million F150 pick up trucks sold in 2005 braking an all time truck sales record. The 2006 F150 model in Canada was also made available in a V8 5.4L flex fuel engine. Using truck reliability history the Consumer Report Program reported that the 2005-2008 V6 4.2L engine was the most reliable pick up truck engine in history manufactured in North America. The 2005-2008 Ford F-150 received the highest safety ratings by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The 2007 Ford F-150 in Canada is available with a V6 4.2L engine with 202HP and 260 lb/ft of torque; a medium V8 4.6L engine with 231HP (then increased to 248HP in 2008) and 293 lb/ft of torque which it shares with the 2004 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra and a Triton V8 5.4L SOHC engine with 300HP and 365lb/ft of torque, which it shares with the 2010 Ford Expedition and 2011 Lincoln Navigator.
Ford F-150 2009-2012
In 2008 Ford presented the twelfth generation Ford F-Series pickup truck at the North American Auto Show. The new Ford F-150 features a spacious roomier interior and includes a broader variety of body styles. It continues to use the same P2 platform but with modifications making it lighter in weight and improving fuel economy. The base model 4.2L engine was discontinued and replaced by a 2-valve V6 4.6L engine and a revised 5.4L V8 Triton engine with 320HP and 395 lb/ft of torque. The 2009 F150 is only available in automatic transmission.
The 2012 Ford F150 is now available with two new optional engines which are shared with the all new 2011 Ford Mustang, a base V6 3.7L Ecoboost engine which is the most fuel efficient available and a V8 5.0L Coyote engine which is used with the Ford Mustang GT and rumored to be standard in the new 2012 Ford Mustang Boss. The 2011 F150 Super Duty is available in the Platinum trim with a V8 6.2L engine with 385HP.
In Canada the 2012 F-150 is available in three body styles; Regular Cab, Super Cab and SuperCrew, multiple trim models, while some of the more popular premium packages are the F150 XTR, F150 FX2 Sport and FX4 Luxury, with the fully loaded options on the King Ranch, F150 Platinum and the Harley Davidson, while the F-150 SVT Raptor is loaded for ultimate off-road performance equipped with a supercharged 6.2L engine that can achieve 411HP and 434 lb/ft of torque.