The debut of the 2021 Ford F-150 is rapidly approaching, and with less than 24 hours remaining until the truck makes its global debut, the Dearborn based automaker has released one final teaser via its Facebook page that serves as our cleanest look yet at the next generation F-150.
Of course, the image does come with a very prominent catch, with Ford choosing to use a birds eye view of the truck. While the extreme angle does not shed any new light on the front and rear styling of the truck, it does confirm that the 2021 F-150 will still be a very capable beast of burden, with the truck featured backing a loaded boat trailer down a boat ramp. The Ford F-150 featured in the new image is also most likely either a range topping Platinum model, or a Limited variant due to the presence of what appear to be four individual chromed door handles. A prominent power bulge is also evident on the hood, but it appears that no intake elements of any kind are present on the hood. A prior teaser image confirmed that the truck is getting new LED lighting elements, and with the rest of the truck opting to evolve for this particular update, we are not shocked to see Ford keeping things simple design wise, even with the hood.
“Clear your schedules,” the post states. “You’re going to want to see the reveal of the all new F-150 – the toughest, most productive F-150 ever, and targeted to be the most powerful light duty full-size pickup.”
The bulk of the changes are expected to be focused on the interior, where higher grade materials, a renewed emphasis on technology, and an updated infotainment system will spearhead the bulk of the updates. Over the air software updates are also rumored to be baked into the 2021 Ford F-150, and if that’s the case, it would be the first pickup in the light duty segment to offer such a capability. A novel fold flat “sleeper seat” is also rumored to be offered, though we will have to wait until the truck is formally unveiled to find out if that particular feature is indeed included or not. A few of these changes (especially the bigger infotainment screen) are tailored to help the top selling Ford respond to the challenge laid out by one of its key rivals, the current generation Ram 1500.
We expect performance to not change too much for the 2021 Ford F-150 at launch, with the bulk of the engine lineup most likely being carried over for the new model year. Look for that to change after launch, with the hybrid and EV variants making there way to dealerships after the initial launch period is completed.
The 2021 Ford F-150 will make its global debut on June 25th at 8:00 p.m EDT. The company will be airing the unveiling across multiple social media platforms including this embedded Youtube feed. The 2021 Ford F-150 (along with the Ford Bronco) was supposed to make its debut earlier this year, but the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forced Ford to change those plans