The New Ford F-150 Series Officially Gets Diesel Engine Options And New Look Revealed At Detroit's Auto Show

Jan 09, 2017 10:01 AM EST | Carl Anthony Teves

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Ford is revealing their new 2018 F-150 pickup at this week's Detroit auto show. Two years ago, Ford released their latest F-150 with its all aluminum splendor and now, the new 2018 F-150 will have a little change in terms of looks.

Everyone is curious about what is under the hood on the new 2018 F-150. Good news, the powertrain choices now include a diesel and the first time in F-150 history. It's equipped with a 3.0-liter V6 diesel and is a joint project for Ford and PSA Peugeot Citroen.  But Ford didn't announce yet the exact power of the F-150's engine.

Ford's new diesel V-6 engine will compete against the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, which is said to be only a half-ton pickup that offers today a compression-ignition option. In addition, the diesel V-6 will put some outstanding torque numbers, as it makes about 440 lb-ft in its different Range Rover applications and a strong and durable highway fuel economy.

Furthermore, the 3.3-liter V6 is brand new, it will be replacing the old base version 3.5-liter six. Ford confirmed that the 3.3 is offering the same 282 hp and 253 lb.-ft. as the V6. For the second generation 2.7 liter EcoBoost V6, it carries both port and direct injection technology and with a 10-speed automatic transmission installed.

The large automaker company said that the new F-series is smart, capable and tough and stated that one of the reasons of its full-size truck sales are because there are a lot of choices. Drivers can design the F series in gazillion ways.

Meanwhile, Ford said that its upgrades on the F-series will still continue next year. Trim level variants will get one of the seven grill designs, including new LED headlamps, and new bumpers. New six wheels will also be available to choose from.

Ford's Chief designer, Gordon Platto said: "the idea is to make the F-150s front end look tougher and purposeful...in other words, more like an F-250." The company also revealed that aside from the diesel, there are a lot new stuff under the car's aluminum skin. It includes standard/stop, adaptive cruise control, and a pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection.

Ford finalized its 2016's record sales numbers final, confirmed that its F-series pickup has officially become America's best-selling truck for 40 straight years and is considered the best-selling vehicle as well! Ford has already sold 26 million F-series in those 40 years of service. The diesel will be going on sale in 2018.

 

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