Ford's F-series pickup is the best-selling vehicle in the USA, and last night the carmaker unveiled the redesigned 2021 F-150, which includes Ford's new SYNC 4 infotainment system with wireless CarPlay and Android Auto.
"We see it as our duty to deliver not just what our customers want and need, but what they might have never thought possible", Craig Schmatz, Ford F-150 chief engineer said.
"Yes, we will introduce a new Raptor".
The F-150 also includes numerous driver-assist technologies that have become common in recent years, and in the third quarter of 2021 will receive a software update to support Active Drive Assist, which will allow for hands-free driving on over 100,000 miles of divided highways throughout the USA and Canada. That happened with the last-generation Raptor, and the original Raptor followed in 2011 after the debut of a new F-150 for 2010, but it isn't happening this time. A 10-speed automatic gearbox is basic for all modifications.
2021 Ford F-150 Unveiled: Adds a Hybrid Version, Work-Friendly Features
Ford stated the new hybrid model is specific to accomplish approximately 700 miles on a solitary tank of gas and provide at the very least 12,000 lbs. of obtainable utmost towing. That will make the F-150 one of the only cars in the U.S. that has palms-cost-free driving when the attribute is offered, together with Cadillac's And GM's Tremendous Cruise-equipped autos and SUVs. Each will run Sync four, the latest model of Ford's infotainment system. All versions will have a 12-inch electronic instrument cluster guiding the steering wheel.
It is a good line for Ford to stroll, as its F-Series trucks, which includes the F-150 and its larger sized siblings, account for a significant amount of the company's gains. They can support preventative maintenance, reduce fix trips, provide improved performance and ultimately result in more vehicle up-time. Ford says that gained't simply be for enhancements to the infotainment system.
On the interior of the 2021 Ford F-150, it is all about storage and optimizing space. However within the meantime, it's now lastly going to supply a hybrid model of the truck, following within the footsteps of Normal Motors and Fiat Chrysler.
The new F-150 will also be available in a hybrid version that pairs a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine with electric motors. The electric motor captures energy from regenerative braking to recharge the 1,5 kWh lithium-ion battery packaged underneath the vehicle. There are plenty of a lot more uncomplicated truck aspect, and new utility possibilities that need to do not forget to people who invest the most time within these cars, like an onboard generator and a new heart-console "work surface" that can maintain a laptop.
Equally front seats also can fold nearly 180 levels to allow for for extra relaxed sleeping arrangements, in accordance to Ford.