Although, new 2016 Ford F 150 will be released next year, there is a plenty of information about it and almost all features are known. Ford didn’t want to keep anything off-record and we are thankful for that. In the following several months many brand-new pick-ups are going to be released and it seems that competence has never been tougher. Many automakers will launch top-notch pick-up trucks, such as RAM, Toyota, Nissan, GMC and, of course, Ford. However, Ford F-150 has one big advantage – the name. F-150 is well known in America and worldwide thus we expect new model of this American automaker will be high-flyer in the US and Canada. It is most likely Ford will not focus on other markets but it has never been popular in Europe due to numerous European automakers. New F-150 comes with lots of advantages and only few flaws.
2016 Ford F 150 Engine
One of the biggest advantages of the 2016 Ford F 150 is the wide engine offer. New F-150 will have four optional engines with a different combination of torque, towing capacity, power and fuel efficiency. The base engine is the 2.7l six-cylinder twin-turbo which comes with an output of 380 pound-feet of torque and 290 horsepower. These figures are satisfying but Ford decided to take an extra mile and offer even more powerful engines. The 3.5l EcoBoost six-cylinder turbo engine unit can deliver 440 pound-feet of torque and 355 horsepower. The third option is the 5.0l eight-cylinder which is more powerful than the first two options. It can produce 387 pound-feet of torque and 385 horsepower, while the 6.2l eight-cylinder delivers as same amount of horsepower as the 5.0l, but 18 pound-feet more. All four engines will have eight-speed automatic gearbox with an optional ten-speed automatic transmission. RWD will stay unchanged without FWD and AWD. All in all, there are no many pick-up trucks that offer so many engines thus we consider this as one of the greatest virtues of the 2016 Ford F 150.
Interior and Exterior of 2016 Ford F 150
New 2016 Ford F 150 is based on P2 platform, same platform that was used by 2015 model. Height, width and length will be unchanged and it will come with 17-inch wheels. New F-150 uses more aluminum than before which will decrease the overall weight of the car by 270kg and enhance some performances. Grille will stay the same as well as rectangular LED headlights. The biggest refreshment of the exterior is new taillights that will feature LED technology for the first time. Inside leather-wrapped seats can be found. MyFord infotainment system has become standard and it will be also used in new F-150, and it will feature eight-inch touch panel. It will come in three versions (as well as its predecessor): Regular Cab, Super Crew Cab and Super Cab.
Ford F 150 2016 Release date and Price
We will be able to see new 2016 Ford F 150 on the 2016 North American Motor Show for the first time. Price hasn’t been determined yet but it should not be way different than the previous model. That means it won’t cost less than $27,000 but in our estimation price should not exceed $30,000.