Diesel-Powered F-150 Is Set To Arrive In 2018, Says Ford


F-150, which is part of the Ford F-Series truck lineup, will be revealed on Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The F-150 gets the 3.0-liter Ford V6 diesel starting next Summer, with the automaker still keeping numerous Power Stroke's details hidden. There are also two new seat-trim colors for the interior, as well as some material improvements. Buyers can also order a 4G LTE modem that turns the truck into a mobile Wi-Fi hot spot. Out back, new taillamps bracket a sculpted tailgate with a stamped F-150 logo.

Between exterior design, engine technology and advanced safety systems, Ford has packed a host of updates into this pickup truck refresh that should keep the F-150 solidly ahead of ahead of the pack in 2017. As far as gasoline engines go, an all-new 3.3-liter V6 replaces the 3.5-liter V6 and delivers identical power.

Every engine beside the 3.3 will be shipping with a 10-speed automatic.

The top 5.0L V8 gets "significant upgrades" for increased power and torque, although no figures were released. Just three short years after the latest F-150 made its debut at the 2014 Detroit auto show, the automaker has given its styling a once-over and updated the powertrains, including adding a diesel to the menu for the first time. Output has yet to be specified, however.

The Ford F-150 is getting a facelift for 2018 with a new front bumper, headlight and grille design.

Diesel-Powered F-150 Is Set To Arrive In 2018, Says Ford

And, as with all recent Fords, the F-150 comes with the company's Sync 3 infotainment system, which supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Ford is attempting to take this level of efficiency higher by mating it to a 10-speed automatic.

"Horsepower and torque will be better on everything except the 3.3L and fuel economy should be better as well", says Jerry Farrell, chief program engineer.

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Additional technology includes adaptive cruise control with what Ford describes as "stop-and-go functionality" that allows drivers to set a cruising speed.

Ford has finally introduced a diesel option for the F-150 in the United States, which means that it now has an apple-to-apple rival to the Ram EcoDiesel.

Ford is also updating its 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6, promising improved fuel economy and performance, but didn't specify much about that powertrain either. Pricing and availability are unannounced.