Ford is showcasing these days at the Chicago Auto Show a 2015 F-150 equipped with a snow plow.

This is more than just for show as the Blue Oval company will actually offer a snow plow prep option for the 2015 F-150 once the model will hit dealerships towards the end of the year. Developed in-house by Ford, the snow plow will be available on all cab configurations (Regular, SuperCab and SuperCrew) but only with the V8 5.0-liter engine and a four-wheel drive system.

Customers interested in the snow plow kit will have to take their F-150 to a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier to buy and install the additional hardware. Ford mentions the maximum light-duty plow weight will be over 450 lbs (204 kg).

It can be installed on the XL, XLT and Lariat trim levels and activating the snow plow mode will be done by simply pressing a button mounted inside the cabin which will turn off nonessential features in order to deliver more power to the plow.

Pricing for the snow plow option will be disclosed later this year, closer to the F-150's market launch.

Ford shows off the 2015 F-150 in Chicago with a snow plow