Ford has announced its 2018 Ford F-150 lineup with a greater choice of powertrains and some segment first features.
It has been three years since the Ford F-150 adopted an aluminium construction to bring a new lightweight platform to the segment. Since then, the model has proved the credentials of its military-grade aluminium build, staying as popular as ever. For this year, the brand has announced a widening of the powertrain options, which includes the 2.7-litre Ecoboost V6 with a 22mpg combined efficiency rating, the enhanced 5.0-litre naturally aspirated V8 and the 3.5-litre Ecoboost V6. The line-up also gets an all-new naturally aspirated 3.3-litre V6 and another all-new 3.0-litre Power Stroke turbo diesel V6.
The highly efficient 2.7-litre comes mated to a new 10-speed SelectShift gearbox, which also features on the Mustang derived 5.0-litre V8 and the turbo diesel unit. The technologies deployed on the new and upgraded engines includes dual port and direct injection, with the V8 also using spray-on bore liner technology. The V8 offers a payload of 1,484kgs, while the 3.5-litre high-output Ecoboost is rated with the highest towing capacity at 5,990kgs.
The Ford F-150 now gets the new generation of adaptive cruise control with stop and go function that even brings the truck to a complete halt in traffic. The safety features also include pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection. New technology makes in-roads through a Wifi hotspot that can take up to 10 connections. The audio system is also upgraded with a B&O PLAY audio system.
Other features include a 360-degree camera system, lane keep and a BLIS that takes in trailer hauling.
|3.3-litre PFDI V6||2.7-litre EcoBoost V6||5.0-litre PFDI V8||3.5-litre EcoBoost V6||3.5-litre high-output EcoBoost V6|
|Horsepower||290 @ 6,500 rpm||325 @ 5,000 rpm||395 @ 5,750 rpm||375 @ 5,000 rpm||450 @ 5,000 rpm|
|Torque Nm)||359 @ 4,000 rpm||542 @ 2,750 rpm||542 @ 4,500 rpm||637 @ 3,500 rpm||691 @ 3,500 rpm|