The 2021 Ford F-150 Will Debut in Less Than a Month - Here’s What We Know
Ford needs to get this product spot-on or else risk losing market share to rivalsby Sidd Dhimaan, on LISTEN 03:50
Amidst all the news surrounding the F-150’s delayed production, the company shutting down its factory after reopening it, and the delay in the Bronco and Mach-E’s production, there is finally some good news. Ford has revealed the 2021 Ford F-150’s debut date – 25 June, 2020. The information comes to light through a tweet by Ford’s communications manager, Mike Levine.
Mark Your Calendars!
Mike Levine, tweeted that the fourteenth-generation of America’s best-selling pickup truck will debut on June 25, 2020 at 8 p.m.
His tweet read, “BAM! The all-new Ford F-150 will be revealed on Thursday, June 25 at 8 pm ET. #BuiltFordTough #FordF150”. It was earlier reported that the dealerships will start accepting orders from July 15. With the launch announcement, that news also seems to fall in line.
Courtesy of the pandemic, Ford is struggling to resume production. Despite re-opening its facilities, Ford had to shut them down as a few workers tested positive. However, Ford’s Global Manufacturing and Labor Communications Manager, Kelli Felker, earlier said that “We look forward to showing the world our all-new pickup soon and start delivering to customers this year." But, according to f150gen14.com, the Dearborn facility will start producing the new truck from October 12 and the Kansas City Plant from November 9. If the scoop is true, this is awfully close to the said delivery timeline and Ford is running on a tight schedule here.
Here’s What We Know About The 2021 Ford F-150 So Far
Other than the new engine options, here are some things we know, and some that we speculate that could feature in the 2021 F-150:
- New headlights, taillights, and front and rear bumpers
- It could feature a new grille design, but the truck’s overall appearance will be more-or-less the same.
- Door-mounted wing mirrors and better aerodynamics
- The composite-material truck bed could be introduced
- The cabin will be a big improvement over the current F-150
- Bigger 12-inch touchscreen system or Explorer’s vertical touchscreen could be offered
- A digital instrument cluster
- Ford might also offer over-the-air updates
- Ford filed a patent for an infotainment system in the truck bed, so that could be in the reckoning as well.
- A prototype was spied last year with an independent rear suspension system, so expect much better ride quality
- No plug-in hybrid mill, but Explorer’s hybrid powertrain is most likely to be offered
- An electric F-150 is in the works
- Can double as a mobile generator as well
- F-150 Raptor will lose the SuperCab configuration
There are some exciting new features in the F-150, like the new big touchscreen system, independent rear suspension, and the infotainment system in the truck bed, among other things.
However, there are quite a few misses as well. Ram and GM offer versatile tailgates – the Multifunction and MultiPro – but there is no word on Ford coming up with anything like that. From what we’ve seen so far, the truck doesn’t feature radical changes in terms of design. Also, most of the engine will continue to be offered in the same state of tune, and there’s no plug-in either.
As of now, the truck seems to be a mixed bag and we’ll get a better picture once the truck debuts on 25 June. There is no word on how the reveal will take place, but it is given that it will be streamed digitally. What are your thoughts on the 2021 Ford F-150? 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|