Yesterday the long-awaited new-gen Ford F-150 made its official debut.
It offers exterios tweaks, a new hybrid variant, and a number of work-friendly features.
Under the hood
The 2021 model has got six engine choices: four gasoline ones, one diesel carried over from the previous generation (and with the same outputs), as well as a new PowerBoost hybrid powertrain.
It comprises a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6, a 35-kW electric motor (adds 47 hp), and a 1.5-kWh lithium-ion battery. This powertrain comes with rear-wheel drive as standard, and four-wheel-drive as an option.
Ford claims the hybrid’s towing capacity is 12,000 pounds, and an EPA-rated range is 700 miles. A 10-speed automatic gearbox is basic for all modifications.
The PowerBoost model comes standard with Ford’s new 2.4-kW Pro Power Onboard generator; a 7.2-kW generator is optional. A 2.0-kW generator is also available for other versions.
The 2021 Ford F-150 has wider and higher front fenders, larger and more squared-off headlights with halogen or LED bulbs, a dynamic bending feature on the Lariat and above.
The new truck is more aerodynamic thanks to active grille shutters. Customers will be able to select from 11 different grille patterns, 13 wheel designs from 17″ to 22″.
Some productivity features have been added for 2021, like a fold-down flat work surface (Interior Work Surface) for a laptop or a meal, and Max Recline Seats folding with 180 degrees of recline for owners to relax or take a snooze.
Ford integrates standard tie-down locations on the new F-150’s tailgate along with clamp pockets. The tailgate work surface is also available adding rulers, a mobile device/cup/pencil holder, along with zone lighting for work at night.
The 2021 Ford F-150 enters the market this fall. An all-electric F-150 will arrive within the next two years.
There are six trim levels: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited. Pricing is expected to be between $30,000 – $70,000.