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Ford says new aluminum-sided F-150 can compete with rivals despite its lower weight

Ford Truck Group Marketing Manager Doug Scott stands between a Ford F-150 truck, left, and the new aluminum-sided 2015 F-150 truck, right, both on scales, at the company's Development Center in Dearborn, Mich., Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The weight difference between the two vehicles is 732 pounds. Ford said its new pickup can keep up with rivals despite its lighter weight. (AP Photo)

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Ford Truck Group Marketing Manager Doug Scott stands between a Ford F-150 truck, left, and the new aluminum-sided 2015 F-150 truck, right, both on scales, at the company's Development Center in Dearborn, Mich., Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The weight difference between the two vehicles is 732 pounds. Ford said its new pickup can keep up with rivals despite its lighter weight. (AP Photo)

DEARBORN, Mich. - Ford says its aluminum-sided F-150 pickup will hold its own against rivals despite its lighter weight.

The company revealed details of the new truck Tuesday. The 2015 F-150 4x4 goes on sale this fall and is 732 pounds lighter than the outgoing model.

Ford's base truck with a 3.5-litre V6 engine will get 283 horsepower, similar to a Chevrolet Silverado but lower than a Ram. But Ford says its 7,600 pounds of towing capacity will top both rivals.

An F-150 with Ford's new 2.7-litre EcoBoost V6 engine will get 325 horsepower — more than a Ram EcoDiesel — and can tow 8,400 pounds. The company expects half of its buyers to choose one of its two fuel-saving EcoBoost engines.

Ford will release fuel economy and pricing later this year.

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