Ford F-Series (fourteenth generation)

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Fourteenth-generation Ford F-Series (P702)
2021 Ford F-150 (fourteenth generation) front view 01.png
Overview
ManufacturerFord Motor Company
Also calledFord Lobo (Mexico)
ProductionOctober 12, 2020[1]-present
Model years2021–present
Assembly
DesignerRaleigh Haire (2017)[2]
Body and chassis
ClassFull-size pickup truck
Body style
Layout
PlatformFord T platform (T3)
Powertrain
Engine
Electric motor
  • 35 kW (47 hp) BorgWarner HVH250 (hybrid)
  • 452 hp (337 kW) (electric)
  • 580 hp (430 kW) (electric)
Transmission10-speed Ford 10R80 SelectShift automatic
Hybrid drivetrainPower-split
Battery1.5 kWh lithium-ion (hybrid)
Chronology
PredecessorFord F-Series (thirteenth generation)

The fourteenth generation Ford F-Series is a range of pickup trucks produced by Ford, introduced for the 2021 model year.[3][4][5] This was the first generation to include a fully-electric and hybrid pickup truck among the offerings, with the F-150 Lightning model having entered production in 2022.[6][7]

Sharing a strong visual resemblance to the previous generation, the 2021 F-150 underwent a redesign of 92% of its parts, carrying over only its cab and pickup box structure.[8] The bed and cab configurations remain the same: regular cab and SuperCab trucks are available with 6.5- and 8-foot beds, while SuperCrew (crew cab) trucks are available with 5.5- and 6.5-foot beds. Along with exterior design changes to enhance aerodynamics, many changes were made to the interior, adding fold-flat front seats and larger touchscreens (including a fully digital instrument panel on higher-end trims).

The powertrain line is largely carried over from the previous generation, with a 3.3L V6, 2.7L and 3.5L EcoBoost twin-turbo V6s, a 5.0L V8, and a 3.0L turbo diesel V6.[9] However, the 5.0L V8 receives a new cylinder deactivation system, called Variable Displacement Engine technology, similar to GM's Active Fuel Management and Chrysler's Multi-Displacement System.[10] The six-speed automatic was dropped, with all engines now being paired to a 10-speed automatic.[8][9] New for this generation of F-150 is a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain. Dubbed PowerBoost, this powertrain is the first to be offered in a Ford pickup truck, pairing an electric motor with the 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine.[9]

Hybrid[edit]

Available only with the SuperCrew, the hybrid version of the F-150, called the PowerBoost, combines a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 with a 47 hp (35 kW) hybrid motor/generator between the engine and transmission. A 1.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack is located under the bed. The net gain is 47 hp (35 kW) and 70 lb⋅ft (95 N⋅m). All the electrical power also allowed Ford to have up to 7200 watts in the bed of a truck, far exceeding the capacity of a normal 120 V receptacle. A 20 percent fuel economy increase over a base 3.5 EcoBoost has been observed at combined city/highway driving. The hybrid option is $2,500 added to the base price, although it can be more depending on the trim.[11]

  • 0–60 mph acceleration: 5.4 seconds
  • 430 hp (321 kW)
  • 570 lb⋅ft (773 N⋅m)
  • Payload: 2,120 pounds (960 kg)
  • Towing capacity: 12,700 pounds (5,800 kg)
  • two 120 V, 20 amp household outlets standard
  • optional system with four 120 V, 20 amp household outlets and one 240 V, 30 amp NEMA L14-30R outlet[12]

F-150 Lightning[edit]

Ford unveiled an electric version of the Ford F-150 called the F-150 Lightning, reviving the model name for the first time since the previous Lightning was discontinued after the 2004 model year.[13] It debuted on May 19, 2021, and deliveries to customers began in May 2022. The F-150 Lightning has dual motors. It isbuilt at the new Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Michigan.[6]

Ford had previously announced the intention to produce a fully-electric light pickup at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show in January 2019. Prototype electric test mules on an existing F-150 chassis were tested during 2019, including a record-setting demonstration test tow of 1,250,000 pounds (570,000 kg) on rails.[7] Ford unveiled the truck, and released the model name—F-150 Lightning—on May 19, 2021.[6]

Raptor[edit]

The F-150 Raptor was announced in February 2021, and features a 3.5 L twin-turbocharged V6 gasoline engine carried over from the previous generation.[14]

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor

Updates[edit]

Interior

For the 2022 model year, the F-150 saw several minor updates, alongside the major introduction of the electrified F-150 Lightning. Most notably, the 3.0L Power Stroke turbo-diesel engine was discontinued because of low consumer demand.[15] In addition, a new Black Appearance Package is available to order on XL (only with the optional STX package), XLT, Lariat, and Platinum trims.[16]

For the 2023 model year, Ford launched a special F-150 Heritage Edition to honor the 75th anniversary of the first Ford F-Series pickup. The Heritage Edition, available only with the XLT trim, features special two-tone paint jobs in five different color combinations and exclusive seat coverings.[17]

Australian export[edit]

In March 2022, Ford announced plans to officially export the F-150 to Australia in 2023.[18] Vehicles imported would be converted to right hand drive to conform to Australian Design Rules by RMA Automotive in Mickleham, Victoria.[18] At launch, only the crew-cab body style with the XLT and Lariat trims would be offered and powered by the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 mated to the 10-speed Ford 10R80 automatic.[19]

Powertrains[edit]

Fourteenth-generation F-Series Powertrain Details
Engine Name Configuration Model Years Output Transmission
Power Torque
3.3 L (204 CID) Cyclone V6 Flexible-fuel 2021– 290 hp (220 kW) at 6,500 rpm 265 lb⋅ft (359 N⋅m) at 4,000 rpm 10-speed 10R80 SelectShift automatic
5.0 L (307 CID) Coyote V8 2021– 400 hp (298 kW) at 6,000 rpm 410 lb⋅ft (556 N⋅m) at 4,250 rpm
2.7 L (166 CID) EcoBoost Nano V6 Gasoline 2021– 325 hp (242 kW) at 5,000 rpm 400 lb⋅ft (542 N⋅m) at 3,000 rpm
3.5 L (213 CID) EcoBoost D35 V6 2021– 400 hp (300 kW) at 6,000 rpm 500 lb⋅ft (680 N⋅m) at 3,100 rpm
3.5 L (213 CID) EcoBoost D35 V6 (High Output) 2021– 450 hp (340 kW) at 5,000 rpm 510 lb⋅ft (690 N⋅m) at 3,500 rpm
3.5 L (213 CID) PowerBoost V6 Hybrid electric 2021– 430 hp (321 kW) at 6,000 rpm 570 lb⋅ft (773 N⋅m) at 3,100 rpm
3.0 L (183 CID) PowerStroke V6 Diesel 2021 250 hp (190 kW) at 3,250 rpm 440 lb⋅ft (597 N⋅m) at 1,750 rpm

References[edit]

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