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2021 Ford F-150 Debut Rescheduled for June 15th, Here’s What To Expect

Now in its thirteenth generation, the F-Series truck line is more capable and smarter than ever before. Remember how many people were raising their eyebrows in January 2014 over the switch from steel to aluminum construction? Pepperidge Farm remembers.
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When all is said and done, the outgoing F-Series is a resounding commercial success and a truck that’s loved in North America and beyond it. We may boo and hiss that the Raptor no longer has a V8, but don’t forget the V6 that Ford calls the EcoBoost is properly powerful and adequately torquey for a half-ton pickup that bashes dunes for fun.

This gets us to the next generation of the F-Series, the fourteenth since 1948 when it was known as the F-1 and the GVWR stood at merely 4,700 pounds (2,132 kilograms). According to Ford Authority, “the public reveal will take place on June 19th” and “the truck’s private media unveiling will happen just a few days prior, on June 15th.” Finally!

The Blue Oval intended to reveal the newcomer on April 29th but the health crisis happened and that wrapped things up. According to previous reports, Ford intends to open the order books on June 15th and production will start in Dearborn on September 28th.

As for the “what to expect” part in the headline, the long-rumored 4.8 won’t happen. Instead, the 5.0-liter Coyote will soldier on along with the 2.7- and 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engines, the 3.3-liter aspirated V6 that comes standard, and a certain “3.5L HEV.”

That’s the F-150 Hybrid we’ve been hearing about for one too many years now, alright! Unfortunately, the F-150 Raptor is listed only as a SuperCrew for 2021. The F-150 EV or F-150 Electric – whatever it will be called – will be added to the lineup later on.

As for the visuals, the front fascia will get a little nip and tuck while the cabin is going to impress you. Not only will the instrument cluster transition to an all-digital unit, but the infotainment system’s touchscreen will be larger and it will run the latest SYNC 4.

May 30th update

Turns out the F-150 will officially debut on June 25th, not the 15th.

 
 
 
 
 

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