After months of teasers, America’s best-selling pick-up, the Ford F-150, debuts its latest generation, showing off a bolder look and more tech and versatility.
Off the bat, keen eyes will notice the larger front grille with new headlights. The bumpers are likewise new, complemented by a new power dome on the massive hood. As for that grille, it comes in 11 designs, depending on the variant, and features active shutters and an automatically deploying air dam.
Stepping inside reveals a cabin that is more upscale and tech laden with such goodies as a new 12-inch infotainment screen and a digital instrument panel. Ford’s new SYNC4 makes its way here, allowing for more connectivity to various devices—wirelessly at that. And it is hooked up to an 8-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system as standard. An optional 18-speaker setup can be specified.
The new F-150 also has a new workstation option that lets owners set up a laptop, or eat a meal on a work table-like setup. This lets them work or gab a bite more easily while on the move—without leaving the truck. Moreover, they can plug in various devices or appliances through a host of 120V outlets within the cabin.
Speaking of outlets, the new Ford pick-up has more plugging points in the bed as it can act as a generator with up to 2.0kw of power. The new hybrid version, dubbed PowerBoost, can juice up to 7.2kw.
The hybrid is the newest version of the F-150 that consists of a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 and a 35kw electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery. Other engine options include the 2.7-liter and 3.5-liter Ecoboost motors, the 5.0-liter Coyote V8, and 3.5-liter naturally-aspirated V6, and a 3.0-liter PowerStroke diesel.
Expect to see the 2021 Ford F-150 hit American dealerships within the year. As for our market, it’s no secret that Ford Philippines just revealed the (now) previous generation model a few days ago. When the 2021 iteration will arrive remains to be seen.