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2015 Ford F-150 new sliding rear window

Seamless Sliding Rear Windows Unveiled for 2015 Ford F-150

We all know that the all-new 2015 F-150 will be coming to us with an array of new features and technology such as the light-weight aluminum body. Now Ford has recently revealed their high-tech seamless sliding rear window, which is the result of a design competition among Ford’s suppliers. The design comes from Magna International, who nailed it by designing a single piece of glass with a power slider.

2015 Ford F-150 new sliding rear windowFrom the beginning of the 2015 F-150’s design, Ford was asking and listening to what customers wanted. “They said they wanted visibility, that it seals well when it is closed, but still able to open the center window and use the defog when it is open,” said Noah Mass, Ford manager of body exterior mechanisms.

Not only is the new one-piece sealing technology good looking, but it also reduces cabin noise and keeps out dirt and water. There is a unique heating grid used to defrost the rear glass, even if the rear window is open.

The new rear window is 4.5 percent lighter, and thanks to it being a single piece of glass with sealant, it requires about half the parts to install over the previous three-piece window. Though it will make its debut on the 2015 F-150, Ford is working to see where else the window can be used – and are planning on incorporating it into their Transit full-size commercial wagon.

According to USAToday.com, the seamless sliding window will be a standard feature on the higher trim levels, but will be about a $350 option on the XL and XLT packages.

You can find out more about the F-150 here on our blog as well as by stopping into Pegues Hurst Ford today!

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