The 2021 Ford F-150 Isn’t Playing Any Games
In case you were wondering, it does not get lonely at the top.
It’s been setting the bar since 1948. And we guess Ford felt like celebrating its 14th generation as a best-seller by elevating the bar once again. The 2021 Ford F-150 comes with the kind of unexpected baggage you want. Forget the standard you set for torque, payload, towing, and capability, because this truck demolishes them all.
The new F-150’s new family is anchored by a full hybrid. The redesign collides key features from present and past to display a best-of-both-worlds wonder. Behold, an extensive use of aluminum body panels, new tech, and routinely, some impressive productivity upgrades.
With a new look, both inside and out, the 2021 pickup will offer six engines ranging from a 3.3-liter, naturally aspirated V6 all the way to the new F-150’s “pièce de résistance” which is the humble name autoblog gave the PowerBoost hybrid. They write: “Based on the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 and a specially calibrated variant of the 10-speed automatic, this is going to be the range-topping powertrain for the 2021 model.”
Indeed, we’re putting all our eggs in one basket with this hybrid; expecting nothing less than class-leading power and torque. While exact figures have not been released, we can confidently say that the PowerBoost model will produce at least 420 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque; the former is the power output of the 6.2-liter V8 in the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra; the latter is the torque output of the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel offered in the Ram 1500.
The truck reveal comes after Ford rescheduled the unveiling of its all-new Bronco debut happening on July 13th. And if that wasn’t enough, according Mark LaNeve, VP of U.S. Marketing, Ford plans to have a battery-electric truck within two years.
The F-150 models will be available in showrooms by the end of year. The trucks will be made in Michigan and Kansas City, Missouri.