Fans of the Ford F-150 will get a long-awaited diesel engine option on F-150s set to go on sale at Ford dealers in summer 2018.
Ford’s update of its new aluminum body F-150 will provide a variety of new engine options, including the Power Stroke diesel engine, as well as a new gasoline engine, including an EcoBoost turbocharged V6, a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6, and a 5.0-liter V8 engine.
The 2018 Ford F-150 will represent the first time that the F-150 has ever offered a diesel engine option. The diesel engine will offer improved fuel economy and also provides superior torque for drivers with greater hauling and towing needs. Ford has previously offered diesel options on its heavy-duty trucks.
In the past, truck designs seldom changed, but, as the market for trucks has grown and consumers have demanded more options and innovation, Ford has kept pace by offering more frequent updates to the F-150. In 2015, the Detroit automaker took a major gamble by offering an aluminum body version of the F-150. Traditionalists raised concerns about the durability of an aluminum body, but rigorous safety testing proved that the aluminum body performed as well, if not better than traditional steel body trucks.
The F-150 is one of the best-selling vehicles in the world and has led the truck market since 1977. In 2016, Ford sold about 93 trucks every hour. Ford’s willingness to take chances and its efforts to meet consumer demand helps ensure that the F-150 remains the dominant truck in the market.
The new diesel engine isn’t the only exciting new feature the 2018 Ford F-150 has to offer. Ford made a number of exterior styling upgrades to the new F-150, including a new grille and headlamps, new taillamps, and a few other tweaks on various trim levels of the new vehicle. The changes make the new F-150 look bolder and more rugged.
On the inside, the new F-150 will offer new trim colors for seats and some great new tech features. Ford has upgraded the F-150’s adaptive cruise control; the vehicle can now bring the truck to a full stop in heavy traffic. Other great electronic safety features added by Ford to the new F-150 include pre-collision assistance, blind spot monitoring, lane-keeping assistance, and a 360-degree camera.
For entertainment, Ford added features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and a Bang & Olufsen stereo system.
Thanks to all the great new features and Ford’s commitment to continuous innovation and improvement, the F-150 is sure to remain a best-seller for years to come. Learn more about the comfort and power offered by America’s favorite truck by visiting your local Ford dealer today.
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