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Finally, Ford Will Give Us A Diesel F-150

By James Yu , Feb 20, 2017 10:06 AM EST
We asked for it and Ford has finally heard our wishes as it brings diesel-powered engine to the 2018 F-150. (Photo : Town and Country TV/YouTube)

There a lot of reasons why you should look forward to the 2018 Ford F-150. Aside from the refreshed looks, the new model will also finally come with a diesel engine. In addition, the 2018 Ford F-150's other powertrains are also going to be significantly improved again for the next year model.

2018 Ford F-150 : Why Put A Diesel In It?

The Ford F-150 has been the best-seller in the truck segment for a long time. In fact, the Ford F-150 has been the champion in the light pickup truck segment for 40 years. That being said, it begs the question why would Ford fit a diesel engine to its already successful F-150?

The answer obviously lies in the auto market's demands. Diesel engines are not known to be the most powerful powertrain options but they have excellent range in terms of fuel efficiency. This means that you get the most out of your hard-earned money and it saves you the trouble of having to visit the gas station more often. Besides, many of Ford's rivals have offered diesel engines such as the RAM 1500, Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon according to report. Ford cannot just stand by and let its competitors get ahead.

2018 Ford F-150 : The Upcoming Powertrains

One of the most anticipated upcoming powertrains for the 2018 Ford F-150 is the 3.0-liter Power Stroke turbo-diesel V6. According to report, no details have been revealed yet regarding how much horsepower and torque the diesel engine can generate but we can expect Ford to make the announcement as the debut of the 2018 F-150 Raptor draws closer.

In addition, Ford said that the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 and 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 will also receive some improvements. Accordingly, these powertrains will be paired with Ford's new 10-speed automatic transmission that has been co-developed by General Motors.

It was mentioned that a new 3.3-liter V6 will be replacing the 3.5-liter V6 as the new standard engine for the 2018 Ford F-150 and this powertrain will be capable of 282 horsepower and 253 pound-feet of torque. This new standard engine for the 2018 Ford F-150 will have better fuel efficiency than the outgoing 3.5-liter V6. Ford also said that all the engines of the 2018 Ford F-150 will have an auto start and stop feature. This will also be applicable for the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6.

2018 Ford F-150 : Great Looks And Packed With Tech

Among the things to look forward to in the upcoming 2018 Ford F-150 is its meaner look. Apparently, the 2018 Ford F-150 will have a new grille, bumpers and headlamps. The 2018 Ford F-150 will also receive a new tailgate along with a set of allow wheels designs and two choices for interior color schemes in the higher trim levels.

As far as technology goes, the 2018 Ford F-150 will be equipped with cruise control, pedestrian detection, pre-collision assist, blind-spot information and lane keeping system. The 2018 Ford F-150 will also have a new radar and camera with 360-degree view that will help you maintain the right distance from the vehicles ahead of you. There are a lot more features but listing them all down in one go would simply ruin the surprise.

2018 Ford F-150: Expected Arrival

Reports stated that the 2018 Ford F-150 is expected to be launched next fall. The price has not yet been announced for the 2018 model, but we are hoping that it would not stray too far from the current model. Hopefully, the 2018 Ford F-150 will not have issues when it comes to deliveries like what happened to the 2017 model.

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