2018 Ford F150 Diesel changes, mpg specs, price, release date – The Ford F-150 is one of the most important vehicles made by Ford. It is a double cabin pickup with lots of power and space to boot. Although the vehicle is just recent with new updates that make it one of the best out there, Ford is planning to unveil another one in the next year with even better specs. The new vehicle is meant to up the game and outdo other vehicles in the same class from firms such as Nissan, Toyota, RAM, GMC, Chevy and others. So far, the details of the vehicle are impressive and we expect that it will be presented in early 2017, Ford will still take the crown in the area it has dominated for a while now. Spy pictures of the new Ford F150 2018 were taken when it was being tested and we delved in to find out about the details.
2018 Ford F150 redesign
The interior of this pickup truck is more or less expected to remain the same given that the size of the car will remain the same. For the most part, expect the same quality of seats, the same gear lever will be there, the same quality of upholstery and, most importantly, the same amount of space in the front and back. The console is also retained from the 2017 version with the addition of the ability to use the latest navigation technology for the best experience. The use of lighter materials such as aluminum may mean that the vehicle could be compact although that is a wild guess given that no confirmed size reductions have been made so far. One can expect the car to be the same one with the previous versions as far as the interior is concerned.
The exterior look of the 2018 Ford F150 is destined to change by a slight extent. First of all, Ford is said to invest more in aluminum and other lighter materials which will give the vehicle a strong frame and a lighter total weight. With most of the vehicles going for the use of aluminum over other metals, it was always expected that Ford would follow suit with this trend. The other changes that have been noted are a few changes to the design of the lights but the familiar look of the Ford F150 as we know it. What Ford has focused on is the engine and the other parts of the vehicle, which improve its efficiency and its ability to compete better with the other machines in the same class.
New Ford F150 2018 diesel specs
The engine of the new Ford F150 2018 is expected to benefit from an upgrade which will make it one of the most powerful vehicles in its class. First of all, it will get the new 3.3-liter V6 direct injection engine is expected to churn out at least 282 horsepower of power. Just like its previous 3.3-liter V6 it will also have 253 pound-feet of torque. Second engine is 2.7-liter EcoBoost but its power numbers will be revealed later. There is a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 with improved horsepower and torque. There is a diesel engine too. Diesel variant of the new F-150 will be propelled by 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine that will be the most economic powerplant in this lineup.
All those engines will be paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission with auto start/stop feature as standard across all lineup. This engine was created together with General Motors and we expect that they are going to bring the same transmission to the Chevy Camaro ZL1 which is also set to launch soon. This new transmission is expected to make the car faster and smoother to use. The high number of gears is expected to provide more power and a better handling than before. Expect the new F150 to provide an experience like no other. It ought to be known that, in cars which require lots of power to run, the need to have various gears has been known to be better at handling the load then fewer gears.
2018 Ford F150 price and release date
The price of the 2018 Ford F150 is expected to be more or less the same as before, although the improvements made to the engine and the change to using aluminum may add a few dollars on base price. The current price for the 2017 model is at $26,540 for a start. Expect it to be at the same point as far as the price is concerned although a premium price is expected for the higher versions of the vehicle. With this one, Ford has a winner on their hands and other firms should be ready for the new Ford F150 2018.