What is thought to be the 2021 Ford F-150 has been spied being tested on the road. Heavily camouflaged and not giving much away, the shots show what is clearly a Ford truck being tested somewhere in public.
For once, the design seems to have changed very little from the 2019 F-150. The profile is very similar and size seems very similar. There do appear to be differences in cab size and front lighting with perhaps a change to the grille too. It is difficult to make out with all that camo.
We are not expecting huge changes with a future model as the current one is almost as good as it gets. We do expect refinements in engines and perhaps suspension and improvements in braking and included technology but with the current F-150 doing so well, any significant changes are risky. Expect a diesel, mild hybrid, full hybrid and perhaps other alternative fuelled trucks but don’t expect any revolutionary changes.
2019 Ford F-150
The reason I don’t expect huge changes in the 2021 Ford F-150 is because the current version is so good. It looks great, the 10 speed transmission is superb, the engines are efficient and powerful and the design is very handsome. It can haul and tow too if you actually want it for work.
The design of the F-150 is one of Ford’s best. It’s solid, tall and makes no bones about being a truck. Yet it is attractive enough to make you want one. The front end with its light design is a real winner for me.
The interior is also a selling point for these trucks. The cabin is light and spacious, seats are very comfortable and supportive and plenty enough for all day driving. Materials quality is excellent and levels of luxury and comfort can be configured from the very basic and robust to the very leathery and technological.
The engines are efficient and work exceptionally well with the 10 speed automatic transmission. Sure the diesel could tow more but it is quiet, frugal and works very well indeed. If reliability is your priority, the 3.0-litre Power Stroke turbodiesel will deliver.
With five star safety scores and a decent collection of safety tech, you’re not left hanging either. With XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Limited and Raptor editions to choose from and hundreds of options available, you can create your very own F-150 with ease.