These are the latest updates for the upcoming model of the best-selling truck

Despite the pandemic, Ford seems to be working hard on making sure the all-new 2021 F-150 isn’t delayed for long. Few details have already leaked and some are announced by Ford itself, but there are a lot of things still unknown. With uncertainty all around, there is a lot of buzz surrounding America’s best-selling truck. Here are all the updates about the 2021 Ford F-150 to date.

2021 Ford F-150 Deliveries Start Fall 2020

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A lot of dates are doing the rounds regarding the new F-150’s delivery timeline from multiple outlets and sources. The latest update, however, comes from Ford’s Global Manufacturing and Labor Communications Manager Kelli Felker, who told The Detroit Free Press that "we [Ford] are on track to deliver our all-new Ford F-150 to customers starting this fall."

She further added that “we look forward to showing the world our all-new pickup soon and start delivering to customers this year." This means we are looking at the deliveries commencing in the fourth quarter of 2020. Ford sounds confident, so we’ll take their word on it.

Production Delayed By Two More Weeks

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According to f150gen14.com, Ford has yet again pushed the production date for the new F-150. Earlier, the new truck’s production was scheduled to begin on September 28 at the Dearborn Truck Plant and on October 26 at the Kansas City Plant. Now it is being reported that production is pushed by two weeks at both the plants. The Dearborn facility will start producing the new truck from October 12 and the Kansas City Plant from November 9. Considering the company’s bold claim to start deliveries by fall, we can presume that the production won’t be pushed beyond this.

Debut Date Still Not In Sight

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Ford will reportedly start accepting bookings for the new F-150 from July 15. Technically, the truck should be launched before this. If Ford sticks to this unsaid rule, then the truck may very well debut in less than two months from today. The company has not officially announced a date yet, though.

Ford Taking A Leaf Out Of Tesla’s Book

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Ford will reportedly offer over-the-air updates on the Ford F-150. Ford’s Chief Product Development and Purchasing Officer, Hau Thai-Tang, revealed that the truck will come with the necessary hardware that supports OTA updates. There’s no clarity on what these updates will be, though. According to Motor1, this move is being made to lower warranty costs while improving reliability. We’ll wait for more information and clarity from Ford on this.

No Plug-in Hybrid Model Will Be Offered

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Since the electric F-150 is still some time away, all hopes were pinned on the plug-in hybrid version of the truck to help with the smooth transition.

However, Car and Driver had reported that the PHEV F-150 will run only 10 miles on electric mode before switching back to gas. This drew a lot of flak and Ford went ahead and made an announcement of its own.

To everyone’s surprise, the company’s Communications Manager, Mike Levine, tweeted that Ford never said the next F-150 will include a plug-in hybrid. Well, so much for getting hyped for the PHEV F-150.

Final Thoughts

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The F-150 is Ford’s bread and butter, and the company cannot go wrong with this product. The other brands are closing in on the gap with Ford in terms of sales and this new product will decide if it will continue to sit on the throne or give it to any of its rivals after a successful run sitting at the top for 43 consecutive years. These updates are exciting, but we’ll hold our horses till the real deal is revealed.

What are your thoughts on the upcoming Ford F-150 from what we know so far? Share them with us in the comments section below.

Engine 3.3-liter, V-6 Engine 2.7-liter, V-6 EcoBoost Engine 3.5-liter, V-6 EcoBoost Engine 3.5-liter, V-6 EcoBoost Engine (High Output) 3.0-liter, V-6, Turbodiesel, Power Stroke Engine 5.0-liter, V-8 Coyote Engine
Horsepower 290 Horsepower 325 Horsepower 375 Horsepower 450 Horsepower 250 horsepower 395 Horsepower
Torque 265 Pound-feet 400 Pound-feet 470 Pound-feet 510 Pound-feet 440 Pound-feet 400 Pound-feet
Transmission Six-speed Automatic 10-speed Automatic 10-Speed Automatic 10-Speed Automatic 10-Speed Automatic 10-speed Automatic
Towing Capacity 7,700 pounds 8,500 pounds 13,200 pounds 11,000 pounds 11,500 pounds 10,600 pounds
Payload Capacity 1,990 pounds 2,470 pounds 3,230 pounds 1,520 pounds 1,940 pounds 3,270 pounds
Drivetrain Two-Wheel-Drive and Four-Wheel Drive Two-Wheel-Drive and Four-Wheel Drive Two-Wheel-Drive and Four-Wheel Drive Two-Wheel-Drive and Four-Wheel Drive Two-Wheel-Drive and Four-Wheel Drive Two-Wheel-Drive and Four-Wheel Drive
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