The Ford F-150 is expected to get its next redesign for the 2021 model year. While official photos and specs have not yet been released, early spy shots captured by Motor Authorityappear to suggest a familiar silhouette rather than a dramatic reinterpretation of America's bestselling pickup truck.
Ford is already working on a hybrid version of the F-150 in a move announced back in 2017. The brand is even developing an all-electric variant, although details about the vehicle's capabilities have not yet been released. The F-150 EV will likely compete one day with the Rivian R1T and Tesla Cybertruck.
The current Ford F-150 was introduced for 2015 and made substantial use of aluminum to achieve up to 700 lbs in weight savings. In addition, the F-150 gained an expanded range of turbocharged EcoBoost engines, although a higher-torque diesel didn't arrive until much later in 2018.
At the moment, the F-150 faces an array of newer competitors like the redesigned Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and RAM 1500. Vehicles like the GMC Sierra 1500 even boast innovations like a carbon-fiber bed for increased strength and a unique multi-stage tailgate.
Will the new F-150 have what it takes to remain #1? That remains to be seen.
Pictured: 2020 F-150