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2021 Ford F-150 front end tested while fully visible

2021 Ford F-150 front end tested while fully visible

All spy shots we have seen so far for the 2021 Ford F-150 have been fully camouflaged and didn’t give a lot away. These new spy shots of the Ford truck are different. They show the front end of the new truck in all its glory. What camouflage there is on the truck is minimal and not padded to hide the body shape.

The spy shots were taken somewhere in Michigan and show the full grille setup of the truck. The changes are modest but enough to mark it out as a new model. The basic shape and presence is there but with more upright headlights, new surrounds, slightly modified grille setup and feel. There are also minor changes to the rear lights to give a different look too.

Big changes underneath

For once, the big changes in the 2021 Ford F-150 are happening under the shell. A new body-on-frame design is coming along with new engine variants, a new plug-in hybrid and perhaps even a full EV powertrain. We also suspect there will be a modified V8, either made smaller or more frugal.

Other changes are likely coming but have yet to be revealed by Ford. The plug-in hybrid is a definite while the EV is very, very likely. Ted Cannis, Ford's global director for electrification said an electric F-150 will arrive after the release next after the Mach-E.

Given the competition is also planning EV trucks, Ford will likely be giving us their own version sooner rather than later.

New view inside the 2021 Ford F-150

Other spy shots hosted over at Autoblog shows the interior of the 2021 Ford F-150. As you can see in the main image, not a great deal changes in this new truck except for a larger infotainment screen and digital instruments.

That large screen looks to be very easy to use and will likely house the camera feed as well as navigation and apps. It is huge, but fits perfectly well into the dashboard. The instruments are not very clear to see but you can see a digital readout for what looks to be speed. This may come directly from the Explorer or Escape, both of whom have digital instruments.

Otherwise, the look and feel of the dashboard looks very similar. There isn’t much to say about the rest of the interior as we don’t get to see it but given how Ford likes to outfit their trucks, I think it safe to assume we will get an equally comfortable seating arrangement, the same utility with cubbies and storage, similar safety technology and the overall F-150 experience.

We shouldn’t have long to wait for the full reveal. Ford is gearing up for a busy couple of years and with the competition nearing reveals for their own updated and EV trucks, time is of the essence!

Photo credit: AutoEvolution

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