You can expect to see a bit of a facelift on the iconic F-150 lineup for 2021. Thanks to some great reporting by Car and Driver, we know Ford is planning to update the front grille, headlights, front bumper, and taillights while maintaining the same shape and styling on the rest of the body of the truck.
Exterior isn’t where the updates end though. An 8.0-inch infotainment display will come standard while an optional 15.5-inch screen will also be available. Both run on the Ford’s latest software, Sync 4. Ford has been making updates like this across other platforms, as well, like on the new Explorer and Escape.
You’ll also have more options to choose from under the hood. The 5.0-liter lives on and shares more parts with the Mustang’s V-8. The four V-6s include two twin-turbo engines displacing 2.7 and 3.5 liters, a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel, and a naturally aspirated 3.3-liter. All are paired up with a 10-speed auto. We also should be seeing the first plug-in hybrid variant of the F-150.
However, with the growing effects of the coronavirus pandemic, some worry these updates could be delayed. Ford has slowed or stopped most of their new vehicle production for the time being and shifted to producing masks and ventilators to help with the coronavirus relief effort. You can read our story here for more info about that.
Source: Car and Driver