Although medium-duty trucks are not in the spotlight, they are actually very important models for the Blue Oval company. These commercial vehicles are perfect working machines, and the company wants to keep that state. Therefore, we are about to see a fine number of updates for the 2021 Ford F-650 and F-750 medium duty trucks. According to the latest reports, this will be a typical mid-cycle refresh and we are about to see a variety of changes, starting from a new gasoline engine, updated interior design etc. The current generation has been around since 2016, so this seems like perfect timing for changes. Expect to see updated models sometime next year.
2021 Ford F-650 and F-750 Get New Engine
Probably the biggest novelty for this update is a new gasoline engine. Current models use a familiar 6.8-liter V-10 unit, but it lacks in many aspects, particularly in terms of power and efficiency. Therefore, Ford has prepared a completely new engine. It is a 7.3-liter V8 unit. The exact numbers are still unknown, but some reports are suggesting a max output of around 450 horsepower, which would make it the most powerful gasoline engine in the class.
Still, a waste majority of buyers will probably prefer a well-known 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel engine, due to several advantages. It is more efficient and features significantly more torque. Max output is rated at around 450 horsepower and 935 pound-feet of torque.
Also, it is important to note that there is a new 10-speed automatic transmission. Still, it will be optional, while a much simpler 6-speed manual gearbox will be reserved for base models.
Although primarily working machines, 2021 Ford F-650 and F-750 medium duty trucks are pretty comfortable. Their cabins are actually pretty nice places to be in. Comfortable seats, attractive dashboard, fine materials and a nice list of tech goodies are some of the things you can count on with these trucks. Moreover, Ford prepares updates for the next year. According to the latest reports, we are about to see some revisions on the dashboard. The center stack will be updated, but you will probably find more interesting the fact that the new instrument cluster is coming.
Another important thing to mention is that there will be big updates in terms of safety as well. According to the latest reports, the company will offer a familiar Co-Pilot360 technology suite across the whole range of models. This package includes various advanced systems, including things like automatic high beams, traction control, hill start assist and automatic headlamps as standard. Optional safety elements include adaptive cruise control, electronic stability control, lane departure warning, a Driver Alert System etc.
2021 Ford F-650 and F-750 Release Date and Price
As you can see, there is a nice amount of changes to come with the 2021 Ford F-650 and F-750. This means we can expect to see it a little bit earlier than usual, but still in the second half of the next year. The price shouldn’t change too much, so standard models will probably go around 57.000 and 60.000 dollars, respectively.