Ford and GM unveil new 2015 trucks at the State Fair

Posted Friday, Sep. 27, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Thursday was truck day at the State Fair of Texas, as Ford Motor Co. and General Motors rolled out 2015 model pickups.

Ford showed new models in its F-series Super Duty lineup, including the second generation of its 6.7-liter turbo diesel engine and a freshened version of its King Ranch edition. The new V-8 diesel will top the 400 horsepower of the current engine, introduced in 2011, but exact specs weren’t released.

GM, which previously showed the 2015 models of its full-size sport utility vehicles that are built in Arlington, introduced the heavy-duty pickup versions of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Denali. Both have new cabs and interiors, and are rated at 7,374 pounds of payload and 19,600 pounds of towing capacity.

Automakers are enjoying a good sales year overall, but trucks have really carried the industry in the year’s first eight months. Ford’s truck sales are up 10 percent through August, Chevy is up 16 percent, GMC is up 14 percent and Chrysler’s Ram, which was redesigned for 2013, is up 29 percent, according to Automotive News data.

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