As majority of motor spectators already know is that truck manufacturers are gradually moving towards the diesel engines. This is attributable to the fuel consumption which is better and provides higher low end torque. Ford has made a rethinking and is actually opposing that idea by unleashing their first generation model with their new 2018 Ford F-150.
This in fact will be the first truck in 2018 where there will be a truck that won’t utilise a diesel engine. Ford has actually made it clear that efficiency is something that will be guaranteed contrary to what many may think.
2018 Ford F-150 Engine
As noted above, the 2018 Ford F-150 will not utilise a diesel engine for now. The base model version will have a brand new 3.5L V6 coupled by a valve timing that will be variable as well as an improved intake system. Additionally it will be able to provide 280 HP and 255lb-ft of torque with a fuel consumption estimated at around 20-23 miles per gallon on average. The new addition that Ford is bragging about is an Eco Boost which will be a 2.7L V6 capable of producing 325 HP and 375 lb-ft of torque which when compared to other diesels is almost similar in performance but rather with none of the diesel engine disadvantages.
This in particular can be able to offer around 25-26 mpg on average which is just cool and hovers around the diesel territory. Also at launching will be other available engines that will transcend from the other engines that is a 3.5L Ecoboost and a 5L V8 engine. At their convenient disposal is a 6 speed automatic transmission system which will prove essential in handling the cars load but when it comes to speed then there won’t be anything cool to talk about. These power is either coupled to the back wheels as the standard or to the four wheel which will ultimately be a paid extra.
2018 Ford F-150 exterior and interior design
When it comes to the exterior design of this 2018 Ford F-150, the exterior look has dramatically changed and looks more modern to keep up to date with competition. It superbly mixes the features of a Mustang and a Fusion in order to match up to the realities of a modern looking elegant car. On the front is a massive grille and honestly speaking the headlights shape really give it an appealing aggressive look sought after in truck’s design.
On the interior Ford has introduced smart driver assist system on a pickup truck for the first time and also incorporating lane assist as well as lane assist. In case of miscalculations also there is a collision mitigation assist system together with adaptive cruise control system. For clarification, the lane assist capability aides the driver to monitor lane markings on the road using the front camera system. And in case you are approaching a still traffic then adaptive cruise control features come in which utilises the on board radar to automatically engage the car to speed reduction.
2018 Ford F 150 Price and release date
This new 2018 Ford F 150 is the premiere of its generation which means some corrections and additions would be forthcoming. The quality of the materials might have gone down but overall look might have gone up very well. The base model version costs at around $20,000. The availability of this creative model car will be set at an around the conclusion of this year (2018).