In a first for the series, the Ford F-150 will receive a diesel powertrain in the model year 2018. F-series trucks are currently the most selling ones in USA, out pacing the Toyota Camry (most selling in passenger segment) by twice the sales.
The huge demand for trucks has pushed manufacturers to lessen their update period, and bring more features and fresher engine options. The addition of diesel can be seen as one such update, introduced after the good success of Ram’s 1500 EcoDiesel.
2018 Ford F 150 Diesel
The F-150 2018 range was introduced at the 2017 North American Auto Show in Detroit in January. The car receives exterior and interior updates along with new engine options.
|Truck||2018 Ford F 150 Diesel|
|Price in USA||$38,000*|
|Release date||Spring 2018|
It’s been only 3 years since a major update was done on the F-150 but the 2018 model receive thorough changes nonetheless. The front fascia is new and much closer to Ford’s Super Duty range. Its new headlamps cover the redesigned grille at the sides, and its sport variant receives body colored grille bars.
The F-150’s profile remain mostly unchanged, save for the newly designed wheels (17-22 inches), but the rear gets new tail lamps, and horizontal appliqué on some variants.
Interior and safety
The 2018 Ford F 150 is designed similar to its predecessor but gets new interior trims and better features. Apart from providing new seat trims, the updated truck also comes with variant specific additions like Dark Marsala hue or Navy Pier themed interior, carbon cabin inserts and ‘Kingsville’ seats.
Some new features have been added to the truck as well. These include a new Bang & Olufsen audio system, 10 users connectible 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, enhanced adaptive cruise control and a new pre-collision-assist system with pedestrian detection.
2018 Ford F 150 Diesel engine
Apart from updating all the gas engine options, the Ford F 150 comes with a new 3.0 liter power stroke diesel engine (they are testing more than one, actually). The manufacturer has not yet revealed its performance figures but expect great efficiency and huge amount of torque.
2018 Ford F 150 Diesel Release date
The new diesel model will not be part of the F-150 2018 line up that comes out this fall. Its launch might be delayed till spring 2018 for both US ans Canada markets.
2018 Ford F 150 Diesel price
Though price and variants of the diesel model isn’t revealed yet, we expect it to be at least $10000 more than the petrol models