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Unleashing a monster
This pick-up delivers more than just power and capability; it delivers an unforgettable driving experience.

The 2015 Ford F-150 is a vehicle that needs no introduction, but for the sake of quality journalism I guess I’ll have to try. Before the popularisation of SUVs, pick-ups were the ride of choice for people looking to conquer difficult, off-road terrain, and these cargo-hauling wonders can still do it today.

In the past, pick-ups were loud, cramped and cumbersome but modern incarnations offer drivers much more. Four doors and seating for five passengers is commonplace and you’d be amazed at how much tech you can fit into a vehicle this size.

Its exterior is big, mean, aggressive and surprisingly beautiful, and that’s just the front grille. The long and sturdy body is the perfect combination of finesse and functionality and, obviously, there is an abundance of storage space at the rear.

The F150 is packed with features like parking sensors, a rearview camera (handy when trying to fit this huge pick-up into a regular-sized parking space), Bluetooth and cruise control.

It may not look like it, but this bulking beast is lighter than ever thanks to the high-strength, military-grade aluminium alloy body. However, just because it weighs less, it doesn’t mean it can tow less; pound for pound this is probably the most capable towing pick-up on the market today.

In my opinion, this is also the biggest truck you can drive without venturing into industrial machinery or military vehicles.

Under the bonnet of the model I drove was a powerful 385bhp five-litre V8 that offers more than enough oomph to get this beast moving. And, move it does. A gentle tap on the accelerator and you’re away, barreling along like a cannon ball.

The 2015 F-150 is a pick-up with character in abundance and, despite its intimidating size, it handles remarkably well, even around corners. While driving along the highway the ride was smooth and comfortable, however, this model comes into its own off-road.

I took a spin around the island and found a suitable place to test its capabilities and it did not disappoint; inclines, rocky terrain and wet sand were all met with confidence. Over the years, I’ve driven more than my fair share of luxury SUVs and I can honestly say the F150 is on par with the vast majority of them.

If you’re looking for a pick-up with panache, this could be the model for you.

Call 17 737-373 or visit Almoayyed Motors showroom in Sitra.