The Ram 1500 broke new ground with its high quality interior and massive 12-inch touchscreen display. However, Ford and GM aren’t resting on their laurels.
While the facelifted Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra have been delayed, Ford is getting ready to respond as they’re set to unveil a redesigned F-150 later this year.
Spy photographers have already snapped countless pictures of the upcoming truck, but a member of the F150Gen14 Forums managed to catch the cabin undisguised.
Seen here in the luxed-up Lariat guise, the interior is a significant improvement as it features higher quality materials, more modern technology and an updated design.
Drivers sit behind an evolutionary steering wheel and find themselves looking at a new digital instrument cluster. To the right is a larger infotainment system that is flanked by vertical air vents.
Beneath a wide strip of metallic trim is updated switchgear. The climate controls are particularly notable as they feature small LED displays that can apparently show temperature and fan settings. The truck also has a redesigned shifter as well as a new trim piece between the instrument cluster and infotainment system.
While there’s no word on specifics, Ford has already confirmed their SYNC 4 infotainment system will be available with screens that measure 8-, 12- and 15.5-inches. The latter will have “Adaptive Dash Cards” that provide easy access to recently used and commonly used settings.
Besides the improved interior, the 2021 F-150 will have an evolutionary exterior and a relatively familiar engine lineup. Speaking of the latter, a VIN decoder suggested we can expect a 3.3-liter V6 with 290 hp (216 kW / 294 PS) and a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 with 325 hp (242 KW / 330 PS).
They should be joined by a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 with 375 hp (280 kW / 380 PS) and a 5.0-liter V8 developing 395 hp (295 kW / 400 PS). The 3.0-liter PowerStroke V6 diesel engine is also set for a return and it could potentially have more power than the current unit which develops 250 hp (186 kW / 253 PS) and 440 lb-ft (596 Nm) of torque.
The big news, of course, is the addition of a hybrid variant which is slated to use a 3.5-liter V6 engine. Little else is known about it, but Ford has previously said the truck will utilize its hybrid system to deliver more “low-end torque for extra pulling power.” The truck will also have the ability to act as a mobile generator for powering tools and equipment.
Thanks to f150gen14 for sharing the photos!