The 2021 Ford F-150 Receives a Hybrid Modification

Ford has officially introduced the fourteenth -generation F-150. Upgrades include a neat design and a hybrid version of the model.

The popular Ford F-150 has been upgraded. This is one of the most significant events in the automotive world. According to sales, the pickup shows a confident gap from rivals, and since the competition in this segment is great, the manufacturer is forced to regularly upgrade its cars. The F-150 is no exception.

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The famous Ford F-150 has outlived thirteen generations and has received a hybrid version only in the new, fourteenth one.

There are a few changes in design, but almost all the exterior panels of the pickup are new. There are many options for configuration and personalization. If desired, a future owner can choose between not only wheels, but also between radiator grilles.

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There are also a lot of new features. These include a digital dashboard and a 12-inch infotainment display. The manufacturer has allocated a massive central tunnel separately. Besides an automatic gear selector, the tunnel has a so-called «work space», which is suggested to be used for different needs. It will be appreciated by those who have to spend most of their working time at the wheel. So, the Ford can be used to some extent as a mobile office.

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Simpler versions of the pickup have fewer changes, since analog devices and a modest multimedia system display are preserved. The «work space» of the central tunnel can optionally replace an additional seat. When folded, it forms a table with cup holders. If in the first case the owner gets a technologically advanced pickup, then in the second — a full-fledged «workhorse».

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The motor range is mostly unchanged. It still includes a 3.3-liter naturally aspirated V6, a 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8, a 2.7-liter and 3.5-liter turbocharged EcoBoost V6, as well as a 3.0-liter turbo diesel V6. Plus, the new F-150 is available with a hybrid powertrain.

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This hybrid pickup has got a PowerBoost powertrain: a 3.5-liter petrol EcoBoost V6, a 47-hp electric motor and a 1.5-kWh Li-ion traction battery. With such a battery, an all-electric range will be symbolic, whereas, according to the developers, the hybrid can travel more than 1,120 km on a full tank and tow a trailer weighing 5,400 kg. All versions of the 2021 Ford F-150, including the hybrid, are equipped with a 10-speed automatic transmission and a rear-wheel drive system. An all-wheel drive system is optional.

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The change of generations brought the F-150 an expanded set of active safety systems, such as Ford Co-Pilot360 2.0, which includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, a park assist with a trailer, a rear-view camera, high-beam auto control and a number of others. Active Drive Assist is also available. The driver will be able to let go of the steering wheel on more than 160,000 km of roads in the United States and Canada, but on condition that the eyes remain focused on the road.

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The new model will first be released in North America this fall. Prices are promised to be announced later. However, the all-electric Ford F-150 will debut a little bit later.

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