Ford being one of the most preferred and reliable brand across the world is once again all set to launch their latest model – the 2018 Ford F-150. Already there are numerous reports that claim that this upcoming vehicle will feature some major changes and it will deliver unrivaled performance, comfort, payload and towing capacity and more. The current model is in its 13th generation and it was released 2 years ago. However, according to the latest reports, Ford is preparing mid-cycle refresh for the 2018 model.
Three years after revolutionary redesign, Ford is going to offer refreshed 2018 F-150. It will gain updated styling and likely upgraded tech features. But what more important, the diesel engine might find the way in the current engine lineup.
Exterior design of 2018 Ford F-150
Designers and engineers of Ford done great job with this model for the 2015 model year. With high-strength steel infused in the chassis and aluminum molded body panels the model has saved hundreds of pounds and improved performance and efficiency. However the time is passing and in order to keep things fresh some cosmetic changes are going to be introduced.
We can’t tell you exact changes but like every facelift this will also bring revised front and rear end styling. Some tweaks on the sheet metal are aslo possible but noting radical for sure.
So on its fort fascia the best-selling truck will get revised grille design and distinguished versions of it for almost each trim level. New Led headlights which will get design inspired form the Super-Duty Series will also be present. Modified will also be front and rear bumpers and taillights as well.
New wheel designs, color options, and unique trim accents will further more distinguish new F-150 form the current version.
As of now, not much information has been revealed regarding its interior design. However we should expect some subtitle changes on trim themes, upgraded infotainment system, more standard features, more accessible safety features.
Of course, Ford will offer 2018 Ford F-150 with three cab styles and different bed lengths. We should also expect trim levels to correspond to the current trim lineup while Ford might add new packages.
2018 Ford F-150: Powertrains
When it is about the engine, then Ford always make sure that they offer the best to each of their vehicles. So, in order to give an alternative to Ram’s EcoDiesel powertain, Ford will likely equip new 2018 Ford F-150 with turbo diesel engine.
The used engine should be a 3.0 liter turbodiesel V-6 from the Land Rover Td6. In this model this engine produces 254 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque. However, Ford will likely tune it to produce more power and torque for truck jobs.
On the other hand, the gasoline engine lineup should continue unchanged. There will be the base naturally aspirated 3.6 liter V-6 and as the first option turbocharged 2.7 liter V-6. You will also be able to get a 5.0 liter V-8 engine. At the top of the line will be redesigned for 2017 MY 3.5 liter turbocharged V-6.
We should also expect that new 10-speed automatic transmission will be available for more configurations than it is for the 2017 model.
2018 Ford F-150: Release Date and Price
About release date, we should expect that Ford would show this model in early 2017. However, it will go on sale toward the end of the next year. The price of the 2018 Ford F-150 will also be clearer closer to its debut.