This flagship model will go up against especially the likes of GMC, Chevrolet, Ram, Toyota, and Nissan. So, you can certainly expect some new changes for 2018 Ford F150. The F-150 is perhaps the most famous model manufactured by Ford. The latest generation was launched in 2015. Although this generation is relatively new, Ford plans to introduce a series of updates for the upcoming models to maintain the competitiveness.
A new Ecoboost engine was recently added to the F150 pickup truck by Ford for 2017 model. However, that doesn’t mean that the car manufacturer is resting on its laurels for 2018 model year. After all, this model is the bestselling vehicle in America.
To make sure things stay fresh, F150 will be getting a bit of facelift next year. After the major redesign for 2015 model year, this will be the first time when it will be getting a visual update since then. In the meantime, it did get new trim levels and features.
2018 Ford F150 Redesign
With the visual update, you can expect some changes in the front end of Ford F150 2018. Expect reshaped headlights, and it should be similar to that of the Super Duty pickup truck. The updated headlights will feature prominent squared off LED accent lights. Grille of this model should appear a bit different as well, and it should get more chrome accents.
Other expected exterior changes include different wheel design and new taillights. Apart from these, expect some minor tweaks to its cabin with new and updated features being added.
2018 Ford F150 Engine Modifications
The most significant news about 2018 Ford F150 is the addition of a new engine- a diesel V6 unit. This engine will help this model go up against Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, which is presently the only half-ton pickup to offer an option of compression ignition. Recently released spy shots have further proved the presence of diesel V6 engine. The gasoline powertrain lineup remains the same, which means, 3.5-liter V6, 5.0 liter V8, and 2.7-liter EcoBoost engines will still be on offer.
This new diesel engine is the same 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 unit available in Land Rover Td6 models. There is presently no information about how Ford will include the diesel engine option with 2018 Ford F150. It should cost a bit more than the 3.5 liters and 2.7 liter V6 engines. It should come standard with new ten-speed auto transmission from Ford.
The diesel V6 engine is expected to generate really impressive torque. In Range Rover models, this engine produces around 400 lb-ft of torque along with really great highway fuel efficiency. If Ford wants to beat Ram as the manufacturer of the most fuel-efficient full-size pickup, the F150 has taken on the special HFE model, which offers 29 mpg of fuel efficiency. This special HFE model has some great optimization features to improve its aerodynamics, thus its fuel economy. Even standard Ram EcoDiesel unit generates an impressive 28 mpg of mileage.
2018 Ford F150 Price and Availability
The 2018 Ford F-150 should release in second half of 2017, with an approximate starting price of $28,000. Chevrolet Silverado and Ram 1500 are the main competitors of this model.