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It’s only been five years since the last major redesign of the Ford F-150, not a long time historically in the truck world, but with antagonism heating up both in the acceptable competitors and newcomers, Ford is blame avant-garde with the accession of the all-new 2021 F-150, a remake of its acknowledged and most advantageous model.

The goal of the accession this week, hosted by Ford agent Dennis Leary and featuring a array of Ford advisers and F-150 customers, was to show that Ford is well-aware that its industry-leading position (best-selling truck for the past 43 years) is not article assumed, but an accomplishment to be re-earned every year. The 2021 Ford F-150 has a very simple goal—maintain and expand that market lead for accession year or two.

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Highlights of the accession (some detail below) included the presentation of a new full hybrid model and acceptance that a full-electric adaptation is coming. The other big takeaway is that electrification in a pickup take a decidedly altered form that in a sedan. In a truck application, the accent of a large array is less on propulsion and zero discharge miles than on accouterment a mobile power source for tools and toys.

Next year’s F-150, which will go on sale this fall, follows the archetypal pickup mold of alms a boundless number of options in an attack to accommodate a abeyant pickup for every accessible buyer. The absolutely redesigned truck (every one of the aluminum exoteric panel is new) will offer six engines, 13 altered wheels and 11 grille options in a half-dozen trim levels.

Fuel abridgement focus

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Although no official fuel abridgement numbers are available, Ford acicular out that it was the most aerodynamic pickup the aggregation has ever designed, employing grille shutters, a new automatically deploying air dam and new cab and tailgate geometry to reduce drag and reduce fuel burning on all models.

The new hybrid F-150 will use an all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, aggrandized by a 35-kW/47-horsepower electric motor. A 10-speed manual and 1.5 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion array (mounted amid the frame rails so it doesn’t take up any commuter or cargo space) complete the powertrain.

The all-electric F-150 will come in 2022, according to Ford COO Jim Farley. When it arrives, it will likely face several competitors, including the Rivian R1T, GMC Hummer, Tesla Cybertruck, Lordstown Endeavor, and Nikola Badger.

Electrification on the job

Back to the present, Ford sees electric power as accession tool for the job. The 2021 F-150 will come up with up to 7.2 application (kW) of exportable power, enough to run a architect and a array of power tools through 120-volt and/or 240-volt outlets.

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Inside Ford has added a array of high-tech appearance that point out how boilerplate the modern pickup has become. One clever accession is that, with a few quick shifts of hardware, the center animate can become a desk big enough to hold a laptop. Above that center animate half of the F-150 lineup will have 12.0-inch touchscreen displays, analogous what’s acceptable the accepted for the segment. The affectation will come able with Sync4, the latest adaptation of Ford’s infotainment system. Ten new avant-garde driver abetment systems (ADAS) are going to be available.

Recognizing the array of uses a truck might undergo, Ford has advised the front seats to recline 180 degrees, so not only is the pickup and office, but also a bedroom. Under the backseat is a lockable accumulator unit for stashing away backing or big-ticket tools.

The most list

What a pickup needs is a most list and Ford has drawn up a long one. The stated goal of the 2021 F-150 is to be able to tow the better load in its class, carry the heaviest payload, have the most application and torque and also have the longest range.

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Don’t expect the antagonism to take this lying down, but Ford also had other news last week that went well beyond the news about the redesign of its acknowledged product. The aggregation laid out a goal of acceptable of acceptable carbon aloof by 2050 with three areas of focus that annual for  95 percent of the companies CO2 emissions:

  • Vehicle use
  • Supply base
  • Facilities

On the agent side, it’s putting $11.5 billion through 2022 into the Mustang Mach-E, Transit Commercial and fully electric F-150. It expects all of its accomplishment plants to use 100 percent locally sourced renewable energy by 2035.

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