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Old 12-30-2015, 11:18 AM   #1
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Diesel F-150

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I'd like to see another 1/2T diesel. What about you?
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I'd like to see the first one! Nissan broke out the XD at last year's Detroit Auto Show. This fall, the media finally got up close. There were token "pre-production" models shown at other shows. No touchie, no sittie, no drivee

But, at least so far, there are none on the street to test drive much less purchase.

Worst new vehicle introduction ever.

And I am a Nissan fan...

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The Nissan seems to me a bit more than a 1/2ton. Nissan had a big display with the Titan XD at the State Fair of Texas. You could even drive one.

I'd like to see and drive an F-150 with the 3.0l diesel from the Range Rover with 440 lb/ft at 1750 RPM.
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I wonder at the choice to use the 3.0 V6 instead of the 3.2L I5. They do squeeze more torque out of the 3.0 and they can probably piggyback on the certification work done for Land Rover and Jag, but the 3.2 is already in use in big-fat-heavy vehicles (the Transit) in the US. I guess it could also be a capacity issue.
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Jag and Land Rover are owned by Tata Motors. Not sure how close Ford and Tata are.
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It will all depend on the premium one will have to pay for the diesel compared to the Eco-boost. If it's Ford's normal premium of 10,000 - 12,000 here in Canada, it will be a hard sell.


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Since Ram already offers a diesel in a 1/2 ton I would think offering a turbo-diesel in a half ton would be even more attractive. Especially for towing, up hill.
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Jag and Land Rover are owned by Tata Motors. Not sure how close Ford and Tata are.
The engine family was developed by Ford before they sold Jaguar and Land Rover and is produced for sale to those companies at a Ford plant in England.
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The engine family was developed by Ford before they sold Jaguar and Land Rover and is produced for sale to those companies at a Ford plant in England.
Ok, didn't know that. However, in my experience, Americanizing any overseas product, powertrain, or chassis is incredibly expensive. Even if a portion of the development costs of the component are defrayed, the EPA requirements, safety requirements and certifications are exorbitant. There has to be a forecast of sizable sales to justify.
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Ok, didn't know that. However, in my experience, Americanizing any overseas product, powertrain, or chassis is incredibly expensive. Even if a portion of the development costs of the component are defrayed, the EPA requirements, safety requirements and certifications are exorbitant. There has to be a forecast of sizable sales to justify.
Land Rover is selling the 3.0 turbodiesel in the US for 2016 so they may have shared costs of modifying and certifying to spread the cost over more vehicles. I don't know that to be the case but it's a reasonable assumption since Ford produces the engine in the first place. Maybe that's what got them to offer it here, Land Rover was chipping in for federalizing it.
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Could be. More and more....global platforms and components are becoming the norm. World truly is getting smaller.
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Love the paint scheme. HATE LOUD DIESELS, ESPECIALLY IN CAMPGROUNDS. But that may just be how the video was taken.

If it's LOUD AND OBNOXIOUS, not for me. Sorry, and I'm a Ford guy.

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Just what Ford needs...a British built diesel!!!
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