The F-150 is the world’s best-selling pickup truck by far and that is for a reason. Unline some rivals that practice decade long production cycles, this model has always been up to date. For example, the current generation has been around for five years. Despite that, the previous redesign has brought some significant improvements and completely new design solutions and technologies, it will be replaced already in the next year, with a completely new model. The 2021 Ford F-150 is already in an advanced stage of development and the testing model is on the road for some time. From what we can see on the camouflaged mule, it looks like there is a full batch of changes to come, but all of them will be rather evolutionary than revolutionary.
Still, significant-tech breakthroughs are expected once again, as the latest reports are suggesting that the 2021 Ford F-150 redesign will bring both hybrid and all-electric versions. The new will hit the market already in the next year.
Evolutionary, Not Revolutionary
This would be the best way to describe the upcoming 2021 Ford F-150 redesign. If we can rely on the latest reports, the upcoming redesign won’t bring such significant changes, like it was the case with the previous one. To remind you, the current generation came with an all-aluminum body and chassis that mostly consists of lightweight materials like aluminum and HSS. Therefore, it would be too much to expect significant changes once again.
According to the latest reports, a big majority of the parts from the current generation will be used in the new model as well. Still, we count on further improvements in terms of efficiency, driving dynamics, comfort and overall driving experience. If you look at some earlier 2021 Ford F-150 spy shots, you can notice some strange-shaped spoiled and interesting side mirror design, which clearly indicates that engineers are working on some new design solutions in order to improve aerodynamics.
Just like the overall design, the styling won’t feature radical changes either. Despite that the testing model is still under heavy camouflage, you can clearly notice that the overall shape is pretty much the same. To be honest, this seems expected, as there isn’t much room for changes in this aspect when it comes to pickup trucks. Still, we expect that the new model will present the brand’s new styling philosophy and that will come with a completely new face. At this point, we can only speculate. The new 2021 Ford F-150 is almost completely covered and the only thing we can see are headlights. These seem pretty rectangular and vertically positioned, which promises even bolder and more rugged appearance.
2021 Ford F-150 Interior
While the exterior design probably won’t come with too many significant changes, things are completely different with the cabin design. Not that the current one looks bad, but the rivals have been redesigned and come with much more refinement. This particularly refers to the new Ram 1500, which features so amazing overall quality that can compare with almost any luxury SUV on the market. Therefore, we presume that the 2021 Ford F-150 will go in a similar direction.
The era of rugged cabins that puts focus on durability has gone. The new cabin will be much more car-like, full of fine, soft-touch materials and attractive crossover-like dashboard design. Of course, we also count on a full load of latest tech features. A touchscreen interface should finally become a standard feature. Also, we count on plenty of driver-assistance goodies and advanced safety systems as well. Semi-autonomous driving systems are another novelty we expect to see.
New Powertrain Options
Of course, this redesign will also bring a plethora of new powertrain options. If we can rely on the latest reports, Cyclone engines will be discontinued, with the exception of a possible hybrid version. The gasoline engine lineup will consist of EcoBoost units only. Base models will probably feature a 2.3-liter turbo-four with around 310 horsepower. We also count on a 2.7-liter V6, as well as on a new 3.0-liter V6, which will replace a 3.5-liter unit in all models except the Raptor. The hi-performance version should carry on with this engine, but we also count on a V8 version, which will use the same powertrain as the Shelby GT500. The famous Coyotee should remain in the offer too.
Get Ready For Electrification
Besides conventional gasoline engine options, we also count on a couple of electrified versions of the new truck. Most likely, we will see the same plug-in hybrid system that debuted in the new Explorer, which combines new 3.0-liter V6 engine with electric motors for a total output of 444 horsepower and 620 pound-feet of torque. A conventional hybrid version should be in the offer too, probably based on an older-generation 3.3-liter Cyclone V6 engine.
Still, the most interesting novelty of the 2021 Ford F-150 redesign will probably be a completely new, all-electric version. The details about the drivetrain are still unavailable and this version probably won’t be ready for the initial launch.
2021 Ford F-150 Diesel
Just like the Ram 1500 and Chevy Silverado, the F-150 has also recently come with a diesel version. It features a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel engine, which is good for about 250 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque. We presume that the same engine will carry on for the next year. Still, a couple of modifications that would provide more power are expected.
2021 Ford F-150 Release Date and Price
Judging on the spy shots, the new model still waits to get the final shape. Therefore, we don’t believe that the 2021 Ford F-150 release date will probably be scheduled for the end of the next year. However, don’t exclude the possibility to see its reveal a little bit earlier. When it comes to the price, we don’t expect bigger deviations from the current model, at least when it comes to base models, which currently go around 28.000 dollars. Of course, key competitors are Chevy Silverado 1500 and Ram 1500 models. Both of them have been redesigned recently