The Ford Company announced some news about the refreshed F-150 model for the 2018 year. We also receive some latest official photos about this model, and in the next review, we will try to present you this fantastic vehicle. First of all, a few words about the F-150 model; this model is famous around the world, and its popularity is on the high level. A lot of people either know or they heard about this truck from Ford. This new model will be even better; they expect a lot of sales and a lot of satisfied customers. This model will receive a mid-cycle refresh, and maybe because of that, their expectations are really high. A few days ago, the new 2018 Ford F-150 is tested, and its release date is scheduled for this year.
Update: January 2017
2018 Ford F-150 Exterior design
The exterior design of the approaching model is a mystery, considering the fact that on the testing, the whole chassis was camouflaged. That doesn’t mean that we don’t know anything about the design of the vehicle, that just means that we don’t know a lot of stuff. At the first glance, we can notice that this model will be definitely bolder and that will have a more aggressive appearance. According to photos, we can notice a bit different headlights, similar to that one in Super Duty model. Also, there is going to be some slight changes in the grille of the vehicle, probably in sight of the addition of more chrome materials. From the pictures that we have, we can also notice the different design of the wheels. Information’s about wheels size are now available, but according to Ford, there will be multiple choice, from 17 inches to 22 inches size. At the rear fascia, we can expect the addition of new taillights. Also, the LED system will power all the lights in the vehicle.
For new truck, Ford will use “segment-exclusive combination of advanced materials”, which will help to be “Built Ford Tough” as they said, also additional corrosion protection
The frame will be built from high-strength steel in combination with the body made from high-strength military aluminum alloy, it will be the great help for saving weight and drag more cargo.
If we look on the exterior, new 2018 Ford F-150 has received some redesign. Now there are new grilles, bumpers, and highlights. Now truck looks wider. With Sport Package, you could add some custom things, for the example grill in body color…
Ford F-150 2018 Interior design
If we talk about the interior design, everything here is based on speculations and rumors. We have some photos of the cabin, and we can just assume how will look like. There is going to be some slight redesigns certainly, but all the system will remain the same as before. If this model shares some interior features with its predecessor, then we can expect cloth and leather upholstery, 3 Person Seating Capacity, Manual Air Conditioning, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 4-Way Driver and Passenger Seat, Analog Display, Front Cupholder, SYNC and SYNC 3 with FordPass, AM/FM Stereo, auxiliary audio input jack, and many others as well.
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New 2018 Ford F-150 features are now officialy included:
– 4G LTE modem for a Wi-Fi hot spot,
– B&O audio system(optionaly)
– exclusive driver assist
– lane-keeping system(opt)
– 360-degree camera(optionaly)
– Blind Spot System
– adaptive cruise control(optionaly)
– Pre-Collision Assist + Pedestrian Detection
2018 Ford F-150 Interior
Engine and Performance
This is the segment where we can expect a lot of changes. Everything is also based on rumors, but these rumors are really strong. We can expect the addition of all new 3.0-liter Power Stroke, V6 diesel engine with 440 lb-ft(rumored). As well as some improvements on already existing 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 gas engine, but now with 10-speed automatic transmission, like diesel. The addition of 2018 Ford F150 diesel engine is certainly great news for all enthusiast of this model, and there are a lot of fans definitely. Unfortunately, that is all that we know about powertrain of this model, but as soon as we receive some new information’s, we will let you know.
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Ford show us a completely new engine, 3.3-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine, with direct injection, it will have 282 horsepower and 253 lb.-ft. Also, there is old-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine with direct injection and dual port technology. The engine will use 10-speed automatic transmission. The last engine is deja vu, the old good 3.5L EcoBoost.
Price and Release date
The new Ford F-150 2018 release date of the upcoming is scheduled for fall 2017, probably in the second half of the year. Information about the price is not announced, but if we assume that the price will be similar as in the previous model, then we can expect a starting price of around $28.000.
2018 Ford F-150 photos