Fourteen generations from world war ii to the present: he has made of the road, the pick-up of the Ford. With the new F-150 arrives at the breakthrough of electrification. Initially partial, as in the hybrid specimens introduced from the new series, and then radical, with the arrival of a F-150 electric expected in 2022. The rest is the natural evolution of a classic, which goes from a look that is always more finished and “citizen”, a modern interior, and technologically-equipped, and a guide to further assisted by the electronics. The debut in dealerships is set in the autumn in the States.
How to change. The renewed style and stand out from the headlamps, redesigned, as well as the hood, while for the grid, there are 11 options: they are all different in design. The framework is completed by new floor mats and Led tail lights, but the difference with the model, outgoing, stands out especially in the interior. Here, in addition to an army of closets and compartments where you can store whatever you notice materials and coatings more and more sophisticated and, more importantly, a bridge technology. That can accommodate a screen with a diagonal of up to 12” (standard is 8’) and as standard offers the Sync 4, the latest operating system of the Ford, and is subject to updates over-the-air of some features. On this generation of F-150 there is also the digital equipment, but it is optional.
Engines. In the engine range, quite articulate, stands out as the new heart full hybrid Powerboost: combines a V6 3.5 liter engine, an electric module, 47 horses have been integrated to the transmission 10 speed and a lithium ion battery, 1.5 kWh. Ford has not specified the total power of the system and in the supply of engines dedicated to the United states reserve the right different alternatives, with a petrol aspirated 3.3-liter on the base, a 2.7 and a 3.5-liter EcoBoost to follow (both V6), a 3.0-liter Power Stroke as the only variant turbodiesel and a 5.0-liter V8 naturally aspirated which maximum displacement. The change to 10-speed is transversal to the entire range, which offers a standard rear-wheel drive and offers the option for the integral.
The Adas and the Pro Power Onboard. Dotabile of an alternator on board, all available in more power levels (from 2 to 7.2 kW) depending on the version (on the hybrid is standard with the 2.4), the Ford F-150 comes enriched in the potential for the guidance, drawn from the suite Ford Co-Pilot360. Among those available include auto-braking with the recognition of the pedestrians, the automatic headlights, the Active Drive Assist for driving on the motorway, the active monitoring (with brake) of cross traffic and the parking assistance, which manages the brake, shifting, accelerator and steering. You add, finally, two specific aid to facilitate maneuvering with the trailer: the Trailer Reverse Guidance and the Pro Trailer Backup Assist.
Source: Quattroruote.en – Edited by Anthon K.