All-new F-150 Limited in Smoked Quartz Tinted Clearcoat. New exterior design has a bolder and even tougher look, while an all-new interior provides more comfort, technology and functionality for truck customers, along with enhanced materials, new color choices and more storage.

Ford has unveiled the next generation of the gold standard in pickup trucks with the all-new 2021 Ford F-150. Ford has given the new F-150 bolder looks, an all-new interior with the latest in technology, and made it even more capable with the highest payload, horsepower, and torque of any full-size light-duty pickup truck.

The only full hybrid in the segment, available PowerBoost™ provides targeted best-in-class horsepower and torque, a projected EPA-estimated range of approximately over 700 miles on a single tank of gas and at least 12,000 pounds of maximum available towing capacity.

The F-Series lineup has been the cornerstone of the Ford product portfolio for 43 years and is considered Ford’s flagship model (ignoring the Ford GT, of course). To improve on an already impressive truck, Ford set out to make the new 2021 F-150 the most potent light-duty full-size pickup truck on the market.

Tougher and More Capable

Ford always prides itself on building tough and rugged vehicles. Starting with the design of the new 2021 F-150, Ford has given the exterior an updated headlamp design, power dom hood, and wrap-around bumpers. The front fenders sit higher, while larger diameter tires have been moved out to the edges by three-quarters of an inch to give the F-150 a broader, more powerful stance.

There are different variants that give you different levels of performance. The diesel variant of this vehicle, for example, is powerful already, but could be improved by installing performance parts that can be purchased from automotive companies such as Diesel Power Products.

There are 11 grill options available in the 2021 Ford F-150 lineup, each differentiated throughout the product lineup but instantly identifiable as an F-150. LED headlamps and taillamps are available, as are full-length power-extending running boards that give owners better access to the cargo box.

All-new F-150 Limited in Smoked Quartz Tinted Clearcoat.

All models in the new F-150 lineup receive new active aero by way of active grille shutters and an active air dam. Together with a new cab and tailgate design, these aerodynamic improvements work to reduce drag and improve fuel economy.

The new F-150 will have six engine configurations available at launch, including an all-new 3.5-liter PowerBoost full hybrid powertrain that Ford says will have the most torque and horsepower of any light-duty full-size pickup on the market. The PowerBoost will be available through the entire F-150 lineup from XL to Limited. Ford says PowerBoost will give the F-150 an estimated range of around 700 miles on a single tank of gas, along with a maximum towing rating of 12,000 pounds.

The PowerBoost powertrain combines a 3.5-liter V6 with a 35-kilowatt electric motor integrated into the 10-speed automatic transmission. The software has been designed specifically for truck use, including towing/hauling. Power storage for the PowerBoost hybrid system comes by way of a 1.5-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery located beneath the truck. Although this truck is equipped with a powerful engine, there is another variant available for driving enthusiasts who need a more refined and powerful engine. It can be said that Roush F-150 is a brand-new model with a strong engine and performance as the engine is relatively better tuned to provide higher speeds.

New Features to Boost Productivity

The cabin is completely redesigned with more comfort, technology, and functionality for truck customers along with more premium materials, more color choices, and more storage. Shown here is the interior of the all-new F-150 Limited.

The interior has been redesigned based on the feedback of truck owners to make the cabin more comfortable and easier to use. Enhanced materials, new color choices, and more storage have been added throughout the interior. Standard on XLT high series trims and higher is an all-new 12-inch center screen oriented in a landscape view. The display can be split and allows for multiple functions simultaneously. This feature gives drivers and passengers the flexibility to have infotainment, navigation, and truck-specific functions available at a single glance. XL and XLT models receive an 8-inch touch screen standard. Both screen setups retain physical hard buttons to perform routine functions like climate and radio controls.

A 12-inch digital gauge cluster is available throughout the F-150 model lineup and allows several different functions and gauges to be displayed at once, along with information on the selectable drive modes. Off-roading data and turn-by-turn navigation can also be presented to keep all the relevant data the driver needs in a single pane of glass.

An optional Interior Work Surface is available that allows the center console to be used as a desk for documents or laptop use. Ford says that customers prefer a center console shifter, so vehicles equipped with this work surface will have a stowable shifter that retracts with the push of a button.

The new Interior Work Surface makes living and working in the cabin easier with a large, flat deployable surface ideal for signing documents, using a laptop, or just enjoying your lunch break. Available in both bench and captainÕs seat conÞgurations from XL to Limited.

New Max-Recline seats are available on King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited models, which recline nearly flat, raising the back cushion and upper back support for comfort. Also new is a lockable storage vault located under the rear seats.

Available lockable, fold-ßat, dividable storage extends the width of the interior under the rear seats and allows for safe storage of valuables.

The bed of the new F-150 has been enhanced to make hauling and working on projects at the truck easier. Standard cleats have been added to the tailgate to act as extra tie-downs. New clamp pockets are built-into the tailgate as well for material clamping. An optional flat Tailgate Work Surface is available with integrated rulers and holders for phones, cups, and pencils.

New clamp pockets are built into the tailgate of every truck so that customers can hold materials down for precision work. An available flat Tailgate Work Surface also includes integrated rulers, a mobile device holder, cupholder, and pencil holder.

Perhaps the most innovative new productivity booster on the new F-150 is the available Pro Power Onboard generator that is built into the bed area and cabin of the new F-150. Gas-powered engines can be equipped with a 2.0-kilowatt generator, while PowerBoost models come with a standard 2.4-kilowatt generator with a 7.2-kilowatt generator being available as an option. There are four bed-mounted 120-volt 20-amp outlets, with a 240-volt 30-amp also available on the 7.2-kilowatt version.

Available 7.2-kilowatt Pro Power Onboard™ features four 120V 20A outlets and one NEMA L14-30R 240V 30A. The all-new F-150 features more exportable power than any light-duty full-size pickup, giving you the ability to use your truck as a mobile generator. It is available with three levels of electrical output depending on engine choice.

Technology for Tomorrow

The new F-150 brings several innovations to the truck by way of the all-new SYNC 4, over-the-air updates, and new driver-assist features, including Ford Co-Pilot360 2.0. Over-the-air updates can add functionality or performance to the vehicle as Ford continually refines the systems inside the new F-150. Ford says most of the updates can be performed in under two minutes and at a time the owner specifies.

SYNC 4 is standard across the F-150 model lineup and features twice the processing power as the outgoing SYNC 3. SYNC 4 supports wired or wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. SYNC 4 also supports SYNC AppLink and Ford+Alexa integration.

Streaming media services are available with SiriusXM and 360L. Ford says these services will open up over 10,000 hours of on-demand content, as well as live channels. This audio can be auditioned on optional eight-speaker Bang & Olufson systems starting at the XLT trim level, up to an 18-speaker B&O Unleashed system with speakers in the headliner and headrests on the Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum models. Limited models get the 18-speaker system as standard equipment.

The available 12-inch center screen utilizes five high-resolution cameras to provide multiple views, including a 360-degree overhead view to make maneuvering in tight spaces easy.

Driver-assistance features are available as part of Ford Co-Pilot 360 2.0, with features like Pre-Collision Assist, Automatic Braking, and Pedestrian Detection being standard across the lineup. New for the F-150 is Active Drive Assist, which Ford claims allows for hands-free d driving in all 50 states in Canada. A driver-facing camera tracks head position and driver attention to enable hands-free driving on pre-mapped, divided highways when situations allow. Active Drive Assist Prep will be available at launch to fit the F-150 with the necessary hardware for this functionality. Software functionality for this will be available during the third quarter of 2021 and has an additional cost for activation.

All-new F-150 Lariat in Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat.

Also new is Intersection Assist, which detects oncoming traffic during left turn maneuvers. If there is a risk of collision, Intersection Assist will apply brakes to try to avoid the collision.

Prices for the 2021 Ford F-150 will be announced at a later date, with the new F-150 being available for sale this fall of 2020.

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