In 2015 F-150 got a major overhaul and we surely didn’t expect this truck would be redesigned in the following few years. However, it appears that 2018 Ford F-150 is going to come with some important refreshments at fronts as well as at the back of the car. How do we already know this? – you may wonder yourself. Well, thanks to a lucky pedestrian who came across the upcoming F-150 during the test and took a photo of it. Our gratitude is enormous since these are the very first pictures of the new model. Much is still unknown about it, but we decided to write the first article about this truck on our website.
2018 FORD F-150 UPDATE/ – NEW PHOTOS AND DIESEL ENGINE 1/8/2017
New grille, front, and headlights.
2018 F- 150 Diesel Engine Update:
The big news is the accessibility of an optional 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel. No word on power or torque numbers as of yet, but we anticipate the engine to be a strong seller among folks who need a work vehicle, however, don’t actually need among the F-Series’ bigger Super Duty designs to get the work done. Formerly, the only way to obtain an oil heater in a light-duty pickup was to purchase a Ram 1500 with the optional EcoDiesel powerplant.
Additionally on tap for the 2018 F-150 will be a new 3.3-liter V6 engine. This will certainly be the standard engine for the array, as well as Ford expects it to put out the exact same 282 horsepower and also 253 pound-feet of torque as the existing 3.5-liter V6.
The 2018 F-150 will keep the available 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, but the 2.7-liter EcoBoost will see new dual port- and also a direct-injection modern technology for better power and also effectiveness, although Ford stays silent on any specs. The 5.0-liter V8 will be updated for even more horsepower as well as torque, but once again, we’ll have to wait for power and also effectiveness numbers. All engines save the base 3.3-liter device will be mated to a brand-new 10-speed automatic transmission codeveloped with General Motors, and also the entire range obtains common stop/start tech to save gas.
UPDATE/- SPIED ON THE ROAD /1/4/2017
FORD F-150 2018 SPY PHOTOS
Please bear in mind that majority of the text written on this page is based on rumors and speculations. However, let’s first talk about the photos since this is the only reliable source we have at this moment. On the other hand, these photos cannot tell us much because the pickup is heavily camouflaged. Whole front and rear part are covered thus it’s really difficult to spot anything. At the front, there are only minor holes for headlights and that’s all. However, if you take a closer look and compare them with photos of the previous model, you might spot some changes. This is exactly what we did.
DESIGN: INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR
This year Ford launched several redesigned trucks, such as Sierra, Silverado, etc. Therefore, although we can’t clearly see, we are almost certain it is going to get plenty of refreshments. This especially refers to the grille. It won’t probably be revolutionary, but modifications are definite. Bumpers, headlights, and taillights are also expected to be redesigned as well as the tailgate. Even though these changes are not exceptional, the 2018 Ford F-150 should look quite different than the predecessor. Everything else should remain the same and no more refreshments are expected.
Unfortunately, we can’t provide any reliable information about the cabin. On the first look, size hasn’t been changed and that’s everything we can tell. Unlike the exterior, the interior will probably stay the same. Perhaps some minor updates of technology are possible, but apart from that nothing else should be changed.
It is difficult enough to talk about the design and it seems quite impossible to guess what is hidden under the hood. However, you must pay close attention to every single detail and you’ll see some signs. There are two important signs which are difficult to spot on the first look. At one of the photos, our source noticed a sign of compression-ignition engine. A Venturi-style exhaust pipe reduces gas emissions and is part of the diesel after-treatment system. If this doesn’t tell you much, the next clue will certainly do.
When you zoom in the rear window you’ll see an alphanumeric code which tells us a 3.0-liter is used under the hood. To tell you the truth we’ve got this info from our source which believes the 3.0l diesel powers the 2018 Ford F-150. It is quite possible that it is the very same diesel unit used in Range Rover Td6. This six-cylinder is capable of producing 254 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque. On another hand, we might expect a hybrid unit as well. Perhaps a 2.7l six-cylinder Eco Boost will complete the lineup, but we need to hold our horses for quite some time in order to find out. Any discussions about EPA rating, acceleration, and top speed are out of the question at this moment.
2018 FORD F-150 RELEASE DATE AND PRICE
Some experts assume 2018 Ford F-150 will hit the market in early 2017. In our opinion, that’s too soon. We might expect it in 2017, but not in the first half. Price hasn’t been declared yet, but new F-150 should cost slightly more than the previous model.
Source: SpiedBilde Photography