Ford reveals 2021 F-150
American automaker made its grand reveal of the 2021 Ford F-150. The latest version of the said model came after the Philippine arm has released the 2020 version of Ford's well-love truck.
The all-new F-150 is said to be "purpose-built to be the toughest, most productive F-150 ever and targeted to be the most powerful light-duty full-size pickup truck on the market."
“Since 1948, our hardworking F-Series customers have trusted Ford to help them get the job done,” said Jim Farley, Ford’s chief operating officer.
“F-150 is our flagship, it’s 100 percent assembled in America, and we hold ourselves to the highest standard to make sure our customers can get the job done and continue to make a difference in their communities.”
Powering the truck at the forefront is its all-new 3.5-liter PowerBoost™ hybrid powertrain with Pro Power Onboard—an integrated power generator.
“We see it as our duty to deliver not just what our customers want and need, but what they might have never thought possible,” Craig Schmatz, Ford F-150 chief engineer said.
“The F-150 will be tougher than ever, and with fully connected over-the-air updates, it opens up a much wider range of potential enhancements—from system upgrades to feature offerings.”
For its exterior, the all-new F-150 has a durable, proven foundation—a fully boxed high-strength steel frame with a military-grade, aluminum alloy body.
The front has been updated, thanks to its updated headlamp design, new power dome hood and wrap-around bumpers.
Now available in 11 grille options across the series lineup, the all-new F-150 has functional upgrades such as LED headlamps and taillamps, and available full-length extended power running boards with kick switch that provide better truck-side cargo box accessibility.
Speaking of its grille, it now has active grille shutters, a new automatically deploying active air dam, and new cab and tailgate geometry all work together to reduce drag and improve fuel consumption on every truck.
For its interiors, the 2021 F-150 introduces an all-new 12-inch center screen—standard on XLT high series and above—that allows customers to split the screen and control multiple functions simultaneously, including navigation, music or truck features.
Meanwhile, a smaller 8-inch touch screen comes as standard on XL and XLT standard and mid-series trucks.
Both screens feature access to the new digital owner’s manual, which can help all customers find the information they need more easily, including how-to videos for additional explanation.
Aside from that, an available new 12-inch digital gauge cluster features a large information-on-demand area, along with truck-specific graphics and animations that respond to the all-new F-150’s selectable drive modes and can display off-roading data and turn-by-turn navigation.
Also for those who bring their work to their vehicles, the F-150 now has an optional Interior Work Surface and a stowable unit, which easily folds into the center console with the push of a button and allows full access to the large work surface when in park.
Customers can keep going into the night with exclusive available Zone Lighting. This allows occupants to turn on and off individual sections of exterior lights through the SYNC 4 screen or remotely with the FordPass app on their phone, so they never have to work, camp or do anything in the dark.
Further, the all-new F-150 now offer segment-leading Trailer Reverse Guidance (that is also available in the Super Duty) and Pro Trailer Backup Assist.
PowerBoost combines Ford EcoBoost engine and 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with a 35-kilowatt (47-horsepower) electric motor integrated into the transmission, as well as software calibrated specially for truck use, including drive modes like tow/haul mode to help customers better manage towing heavy trailers.
The electric motor applies regenerative braking energy capture to help recharge the 1.5-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery. The battery is efficiently packaged underneath the truck, leaving the cab and cargo box of PowerBoost F-150 as spacious for passengers and cargo as other comparably equipped F-150 models. The system is capable of sustained battery usage at extreme outside temperatures or under heavy loads.
Moreover, the all-new F-150 offers the latest driver-assist features as part of Ford Co-Pilot360 2.0. More features are now standard on XL, including Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Detection to help avoid a possible collision with another vehicle or a pedestrian, rearview camera with dynamic hitch assist, auto high-beam headlamps and auto on/off headlamps.
Other new available features include Intersection Assist, which detects oncoming traffic while the driver is attempting a left turn.
Photos from Ford