The all-new Ford Trucks F-Max
was launched at the 67th IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hanover, Germany. The F-Max
takes its name from Ford’s legendary F Series, and stands out in terms of its
size, high level of comfort and durability. These attributes helped the F-Max
win the prestigious International Truck of the Year award, a competition
adjudicated by 23 judges from 23 European countries. This award marks
outstanding success for the new F-Max.
The new F-Max was designed and
tested by 500 Ford Otosan engineers over a 5-year period. Tests were carried
out in 11 countries on 4 continents using 233 prototype units. This involved
15,500 hours of lab testing and 5 million kilometers of road testing.
The F-Max offers comfort and
luxury with its 2.5m-wide cab along with its modern design and driver-focused
approach. The design of the cockpit-style dashboard ensures all functions are
within easy reach. Even minor details are incorporated to enhance the pleasure
of the driving experience. The sense of spaciousness in the cab is key.
The F-Max provides all of this
with its flat floor providing 2160mm of floor-to-ceiling height and 260 mm of
seat adjustment. Furthermore, the F-Max offers drivers very generous
airplane-style patented storage, and an innovative and groundbreaking 90 degree
foldable upper bed. It even has a braking feel that is similar to that of a
car. Furthermore, it offers best-in-class NVH and interior quietness thanks to
its best-in-class torsional cab stiffness, lower engine noise and sound
absorptive trim design.
The new F-Max offers a range
of storage that is roomy and easily accessible. Airplane-style overbed storage,
spacious overhead storage and exterior storage areas on both sides of the
vehicle are all easy to use and easy to clean. The vehicle’s three-level door
opening angle means that when it comes to getting into and out of the cab, the
F-Max amongst the leaders. The fully sealed and water/dust-proof step cover
make drivers feel that they are stepping into their own homes.
Powered interior lightning
controls from the bed area and driver compartment, automatic climate control
systems and steering wheel adjustment features all offer comfort in the cabin.
A mini fridge and coffee maker included in some models offer drivers additional
The F-Max also offers a 90
degree foldable upper bed, an inclined head frame on lower bed, comfortable and
large bed mattresses, a remote control unit in the bed area which provides an
ideal area for drivers to relax when taking a break. The F-Max’s driver’s seat
provides maximum comfort. This top-of-the-range seat with a 260mm adjustment
range, high-quality, breathable fabric and ergonomic design provides optimal
lumbar support on the road.
The new F-Max offers a high
performance engine with 500PS, 2500Nm and 400 kW braking power. Superior
aerodynamics, powertrain calibration and technical features also ensure outstanding
performance in terms of fuel consumption with a 6% margin of improvement over
previous models. Technical features include E-APU technology, eco-roll
function, predictive cruise control (Max Cruise). Up to 7% reduced maintenance
costs and long service intervals reduce the total cost of ownership. F-Max’s
Ecotorq engine offers maximum performance and minimum fuel consumption under
any road conditions. A 12-speed ZF automated transmission and different drive
modes such as Eco-Mode and Power-Mode help optimize fuel consumption. The new
F-Max is also empowered by a variable-geometry turbocharger, a water pump and
compressor with multiple working speeds, 400 kW engine brake power which
achieves 1000 KW total braking power with the optional intarder.
Ford Trucks offers a
revolutionary technology ‘’ConnecTruck’’ with the new F-Max. ConnecTruck offers
wide-ranging benefits. These include remote monitoring of the vehicle using
remote diagnostic and over-the-air software. The special topographic map means
that F-Max is able to analyze road conditions, allowing the vehicle to drive at
optimum speeds, thereby reducing fuel consumption by up to 4%. FMS Integration
allows the ConnecTruck Module & Ford Trucks cloud to act as a data gateway
for third-party fleet management systems to access selected vehicle data.
The F-Max has features such as
Adaptive Cruise Control, Predictive Cruise Control (Max Cruise) with speed
tolerance choices, Advanced Emergency Brake System, Hill Launch Assist, Lane
Departure Warning, Adjustable Speed Limiter Device and Electronic Stability
The 8” TFT color wide cluster
screen allows everything from tyre pressure, temperature status to driver
evaluation functions to be displayed on the same screen. Control switches on
the leather steering wheel allows the driver to navigate between cluster
screens. Truck-specific embedded navigation, web link and Apple CarPlay
implementation, Bluetooth connection functions are presented within the 7.2”
LCD multimedia soft touch screen.
The F-Max’s spectacular
headlight design illuminates the road more brightly, making sure nothing
escapes the driver’s line of vision. Attractively designed maneuver-assist
lighting, LED daytime running lights and optional LED also enhance the
vehicle’s lighting features.
The Ford Trucks F-Vision Future Truck, fully electrically-powered
The F-Vision is the first
concept truck from Ford Trucks. This is the prototype of a level 4 autonomous
truck. The concept model reveals Ford Trucks’ future vision on electrification,
autonomous and connected drive, lightweight and zero carbon emission products.
It cares about humans’ priorities both inside the cab and on the road, as well
as the load being carried, and aims constantly
to connect with the enviroment and users
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