Is America’s favorite truck set to break new records with the 2021 Ford F-150 Model?
The Ford F series keep hitting the sales charts. After selling almost one million F-150 cars in 2018 Fords is on track to do it again in 2019. The F-series has become the example of the real American car experience. Ford broke absolute sales records with its F-150 in 2001. Make America great again is a great incentive to buy this American symbol. F-150 Car sales dipped in 2008 due to high gas prices but sales have since then recovered. Will the 2021 Ford F-150 be able to keep its status as most wanted vehicle in the US?
Ford F-150 is American Legacy
Ford F series have been around since 1948 and are bearing the fruits of over 70 years of technical innovation and evolution. The F-150 was first released in 1978 and in the same year the F-series became the best sold model in the United States. Based on the Ford F-series product cycle the 2021 will be part of the 15th generation F-series.
The more recent F-series iterations have seen a reduction in motor size, limitation of engine power and the introduction of more ‘ecological’ opties. Ford seems to hint future development of Hybrid and Electrical options. The 14th iteration focussed on safety and the introduction of adaptive cruise control bringing Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go. Durability, Reliability and toughness are the F-150’s middle names.
The electric Tesla Semi still seems far away and it seems unrealistic to roll of the Tesla Giga-factory in 2021. The axle, chassis, suspension and frame will probably be unchanged, we also do not think the payload and towing capability will be increased.
Will the 2021 Ford F-150 be Electrified?
Ford confirmed a Hybrid / Gas – Electric model for 2021. Rumor goes that Ford is considering a full electric F-150 to beat Tesla at it’s ambitions to roll out a pickup truck. The electric model is likely to have lower payload and towing capacity. But Ford already showed a prototype to the world boasting the all electric towing capacity. In a demo the prototype towed a train with 43 F-150’s and a total payload of 1.3 Million Pounds. We hope that this is not a misrepresentation and await the official specification. It will also be great to know how long it is able to pull this off before its batteries are drained. Carfacta is looking forward to a head to head truck pull race with a Tesla Model X. Is Elon up for this challenge?
Ford is currently under investigation for misrepresenting the F-150 Miles Per Gallon figures. The case resembles Volkswagen Dieselgate. The misrepresentation results in drivers paying about 2000 USD more than would be expected with the official figures over the lifetime of the vehicle.
Already Spotted In The Wild
The tuck and cab, bed-shape and length do not seem to be changed. They might go to a composite bed, but this has not yet been confirmed.
Reporters have spotted the 2021 Ford F-150 has in the wild and leaked the images. There seems to be a focus on interior features like the ability to mount a TV in the truck bed. RAM recently raised the bar with their interiors, we expect Ford to follow on this trend. RAM put a 12 inch touchscreen in their latest models, it would be a great technological improvement for the F-150.
The spy footage does not seem to confirm a move in interior design or the addition of additional features. Use of more composite material will probably help to keep the vehicle’s weight lower. The contours of the F-150 promise to be less rounded and more blocky. Side mirrors appear to have moved down a little, improving noise, aerodynamics and visibility.
Release Date and Pricing
This article will be updated once more information on the 2021 Ford F-150 is released. We expect Ford to keep the 3.3L V6 Base engine and the Ecoboost line to keep the F-150 affordable at the base price of 27000$. The 5L V8 might be removed from the F-150 production line as demand for V8 engines is dropping. The biggest change will probably be an all-electric F-150, might this be the end of gas powered cars?
What’s on your wishlist for the new 2021 Ford F-150?