At the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, Ford showed the prototype of the next-generation F-150 pickup, the Atlas Concept. In addition to the changed appearance, the new family of Ford trucks will receive economical engines of the EcoBoost family, elements of active aerodynamics and functional devices. Also, in 2015, the body of the Ford F-series began to be made of durable aluminum alloys, which significantly influenced the weight and carrying capacity of the car. Following the F-150 in 2017, aluminum bodies also received heavy pickups of the Super Duty F-250/350/450 series. The production pickup was shown in Detroit in 2014.
Ford has made a complete redesign of the Super Duty, making the grille, headlights, mirrors, doors and even the shape of the elongated fenders rougher. The body of the F-350 is now made of high-strength aluminum that meets the requirements of army standards. The move reduced structural weight without sacrificing toughness, and while Ford reinvested some of the weight savings in stronger axles, frame and brakes, the truck is still lighter than it was last year. Exterior innovations include the next generation rear door step, LED lighting, retractable step, sophisticated loading docks and remote-controlled power rear doors.