The best selling vehicle from 1981 and the best selling pickup from 1977 in the US comes from Ford and the word is about Ford F-150. And here are the facts to prove it. From 1997 to 2015, nineteen years, a number of sold vehicles is over 14 million (14.212.270 to be exact) in the US alone. If you do the math average is 748.104 in one year. It’s the also best selling vehicle in Canada and sales are constantly rising. Another thing that testifies this pickup is its lifespan. Firstly introduced in 1948, it lived through thirteen generations to this day. Although current generation saw broad daylight in 2015, Ford has prepared some updates for 2018 Ford F-150.
2018 Ford F-150 – Small Changes In Design
The body will remain the same. But there will be some changes in the design. Although in the spy photos vehicle is covered in camouflage, some things are noticeable. So changes are minimal, and 2018 Ford F-150 will come with two-slat grille design similar to the one on the Super Duty. Tailgate will also receive a new handle and lose the crease. Grille should come different with other trim levels, but the truth is design isn’t major news when we talk about this pickup. To sum it up it will be a mini version of Super Duty. Let’s get straight to the point since information about interior at this moment isn’t available.
2018 Ford F-150 – New Drivetrain Options
So the point is that Ford is trying to improve fuel economy figures. And to do that small displacement diesel engine will probably do. The Ford will be using 3.0-liter diesel V6. This engine is already in the Jaguar/Land Rover vehicles, Range Rover is one of them. It’s the engine developed while Ford still owned JLR and it has 254 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque. There is also a possibility of the hybrid version to further improve the fuel efficiency. If that would be the case it would probably consist of 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6. Another major thing is that for the 2018 model year, Raptor will benefit from twin-turbo EcoBoost 5.0-liter V8. Ten-speed automatic transmission will spread across more models in Ford lineup, so 2018 Ford F-150 will surely benefit from it.
2018 Ford F-150 – Debut
With this improvements, Ford wants to keep the F-150 competitive with new redesigns from Ram and constant upgrades to GMC’s pickups. Ford will come with some more info later, unless that we’ll wait until its debut in early 2017 when will everything be certain when it comes to 2018 Ford F-150.