Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn today announced it will reveal the all-new 2021 F-150 pickup truck on June 25 at 8 p.m. (EST). The automaker’s best-selling vehicle — the top vehicle line in sales for 38 straight years and the pickup leader for 43 straight years — is expected to be in dealer showrooms in the fall.
In addition to offering multiple engine packages, a plug-in hybrid model could debut later this year while an all-electric model (with Rivian in Plymouth Township) is expected next year. A variety of long and short beds will be offered along with different cab designs and a choice between rear-wheel and four-wheel drive.
Powertrain offerings, to be paired with a 10-speed automatic, likely will include a naturally aspirated 3.3-liter V6 with 290 horsepower (216 kilowatts), a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 making 325 horsepower (242 kilowatts), a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V6, and a 3.5-liter EcoBoost offering 375 horsepower (280 kilowatts). In addition, there may be a 5-liter V8, though that might have to wait for the next Raptor.
The front end of the truck likely will have four horizontal grille bars similar to the new Ranger midsize pickup, stacked headlights, horizontal fog lights, and a slightly raised hood.
Inside, look for a 12-inch screen in the center of the dashboard, similar to one recently introduced on the Ram pickup.
In a statement, Ford said: “Among (the) new attributes, it will be the first vehicle built on Ford’s new electrical architecture and will receive regular over-the-air updates to key modules controlling vehicle performance and user experiences, including innovative fleet-management solutions for Ford’s commercial customers.”