C.R. Laurence Automotive Debuts All-New Sliders for Ford's Progressive Aluminum Body 2015 F-150
CRL Automotive introduces the market's first manual and electric sliders with advanced engineering and features that align with the innovative design of Ford's revolutionary new truck model.
LOS ANGELES, CA - March 13, 2015 - Over 20 years ago, C.R. Laurence introduced its bonded rear truck slider, and since then the leading brand has continued to design and engineer some of the industry's most advanced, quality automotive glass products and supplies. Manufactured in the U.S.A., CRL's expansive line of glass slider solutions now outfits trucks from top automotive companies including General Motors, Ford, Ram, Nissan, and Toyota.
However, when Ford announced that its popular F-150 Truck would undergo a radical aluminum body redesign, the automotive world took notice, and so did C.R. Laurence. With the intention of designing a lighter, more fuel efficient truck, Ford managed to challenge automotive industry norms with a revolutionary new truck engineered to improve fuel efficiency, handling, acceleration, braking, and towing capacity by engineering a lighter body and bed.
In the same vein, CRL Automotive engineers took to the drawing board to push the boundaries of truck slider design and performance. The result was new aluminum-framed Manual Tri-Vent and Electric POWR-Slider windows for the 2015 Aluminum F-150 Truck that align themselves with Ford's lighter and more efficient design. The first of their kind to the market, CRL's new Ford F-150 Truck Sliders take efficiency a step further as they are even lighter than Ford's OEM windows.
The Electric POWR-Slider model delivers ultimate form and function through C.R. Laurence's Encapsulated Flex Flange technology that gives the 2015 F-150 the largest daylight opening offered in the market. Push the convenient dash-mounted button to quietly open, close, and automatically lock the curved glass window with ease. This feature eliminates fumbling with latches, thus making it more user-friendly with extended and crew-cab trucks. The POWR-Slider distinguishes itself as the only electrically-operated direct upgrade option for the Aluminum Body Ford F-150.
The Manual Tri-Vent Slider also operates quietly, is easy to open and close, and installs without any modifications. Its 3-panel design offers increased visibility from top to bottom thanks to its slim-line aluminum frame. CRL Automotive's direct replacement manual slider surpasses the quality and performance of most factory-installed rear windows, which customers have come to expect from CRL.
Both the Electric POWR-Slider and Manual Tri-Vent Slider are made with deluxe solar privacy glass that's designed to keep the truck's interior cooler, protect the upholstery from harmful UV rays, and above all, enhance the design of new F-150 Trucks.
"Our sharp attention to detail and quality and design capabilities has allowed us to offer the first aftermarket sliders for Ford's revolutionary Aluminum Body F-150 that enhance both the end user and installer experience," says Fred Altamirano, V.P. of Automotive at C.R. Laurence. "We pride ourselves on bringing expert craftsmanship to our product line and have successfully engineered manual and electric truck sliders that stand up to Ford's innovation with their 2015 Aluminum Body F-150 design."
For more information on CRL's Manual Tri-Vent and Electric POWR-Slider aftermarket windows for the new Aluminum Body 2015 Ford F-150, please visit crlaurence.com/automotive.
About C.R. Laurence
C.R. Laurence is a ISO9001:2008 certified premier manufacturer that has manufactured innovative truck and van windows, sliders, sunroofs, and accessories for more than 40 years. In addition to an expansive in-stock product line, they've produced custom windows for manufacturers such as General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Navistar, Peterbilt, Freightliner, Bombardier, and John Deere. In addition, they are the Mercedes Benz preferred aftermarket window supplier for the Sprinter Van outfitter program. For more information please visit their web site at crlaurence.com/automotive or contact their Automotive Specialists at (800) 421-6144 / (323) 588-1281 extension 7780, or email
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