April 16, 2007

Roush unveils propane-powered Ford F-150

Livonia, Michigan – Roush has introduced the first dedicated propane-powered Ford F-150 pickup truck, using an advanced liquid propane injection system. The Roush F-150, which will be sold to the public through select Ford dealers in the U.S., is designed to operate solely on propane while providing the same horsepower and torque as a gasoline-powered 5.4-litre V8 engine.

Available in Regular Cab, SuperCab and SuperCrew cab style in XL or XLT trim and a full range of bed lengths, the Roush F-150 is offered as a 2007.5 model-year vehicle and is the only propane-powered light-duty truck available from an original equipment manufacturer this year.

The truck uses a unique 20-gallon (75.7-litre) fuel tank, mounted in place of the underbody spare tire; a 50-gallon (189-litre) in-bed fuel tank is available as an option.

The truck was introduced at the NPGA Southeastern Convention and International Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, the largest propane industry conference in the U.S. The Propane Education and Research Council awarded the contract to Roush in February 2006; the truck was designed, manufactured and brought to market in 14 months. For more information, visit PropaneTruck.us.

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