It’s Diesel Now: Ford Introduces the 2018 F150 in Detroit
At the latest 2017 NAIAS, Ford takes full advantage to introduce its current brainchild, the F150 pickup. Adding several engine options (yep, I mean diesel, finally!) along with some styling modifications, Ford uses this way to pay tribute to “changed trucks forever”.
The long-awaited turbodiesel V6 isn’t the one Ford’s news for Detroit. The F150 boasts a high-strength aluminum alloy body, updated grilles (seven new designs, you down?), reshaped lights, redesigned wheels (sizing up to 22 inches) and a high-strength steel frame. How about 16 trim levels and wood-trim interior styles? On top of that, the F150 is considered to be the first US vehicle to feature a premium B&O Play audio system.
After all, it comes to the powertrain choices now including diesel paired with 10-speed automatic transmission. To replace a previous 3.5-litre V6, Ford uses the new 3.3-litre one with direct fuel injection to deliver the same 282 horsepower. For better efficiency, Ford offers a revised 5.0-litre V8 along with a new second-gen 2.7-litre EcoBoost. Diesel option will be available in summer 2018.