2021 Ford F-150 Spied!
Thanks to our friends over at Motor1 and Autoblog, we were fortunate enough to see some supposed spy photos of the all-new 2021 F-150 driving around Ford’s Dearborn, Michigan campus. For the last five years, F-150 enthusiasts have been spoiled, to say the least. Customers have had seven trim levels to choose from. From the base model XL to the Baja worthy Raptor, and the ultra-luxurious Limited. Ford has made sure that there has been no lack of offerings for customers to choose from! And, if you can't find what you're looking for from the factory, that's where Steeda steps in with a slew of F-150 parts to take your truck to the next level!
2021 F-150 Exterior Updates
At first glance, we can tell that the supposed 2021 F-150 has a completely revised front fascia. Compared to the outgoing model, it is clearly noticeable that Ford is striving for a more modern and futuristic look. One thing that stands out is a revised grille; it seems that it’s much more narrow than the current model. At this point, all we can tell is that there is one grille option, but something tells us Ford will offer many grille options just as they do now with the current generation. This is a trend we would very much like to see continue.
At further inspection, we can clearly tell a few things:
- There will be a front sensor system in the steel bumper, unlike the current model.
- The side-view mirrors are completely updated styling a much more narrow and wider design from the current generation. At glance, it seems that both of the mirrors have a camera system integrated into them. We think this could be for an updated blind spot monitoring system or an all-new towing feature for added peace of mind.
Now gone are the signature C-Shaped style headlights that we have come to love. In their place are very futuristic headlights that clearly show it is all about sophistication and LED technology. Each headlight has a prominent daytime running lamp that forms into an L-shape. Fog lights have also been revised which seem to be an LED running strip for added light output partnered with the daytime running lamps.
Some things that we can tell that carry over from the current generation F-150 are the standard tow-hooks, steel bumper, air dam, front-mounted camera system, and integrated grille for cooling on EcoBoost models.
From the rear, we can tell that the rear did not get the same attention as the front did. What we see to be a carryover is a solid rear-axle and steel rear bumper. We know off-road enthusiasts will be ecstatic to hear about this. Revised LED taillights are front and center while there is still an integrated camera system in the tailgate that you can find in today’s higher-end trim models. One thing we would definitely like to see is a true dual exhaust system, exiting from the rear just the Raptor.
2021 F-150 Interior Updates
As far as the interior goes there is nothing carry-over about it! At first inspection, we see that Ford took a lot of time and effort to give the next generation F-150 the most modern and sophisticated interior. The first thing that stands out to us is the massive infotainment display that demands your attention. Compared to the current generation this is a huge leap forward in the size and quality of the display.
Next, we can tell there will no longer be any analog gauges; in their place is a full LCD monitor display just like in today’s Mustang. We were kind of expecting this due to the language of Ford’s latest vehicle launches such as the all-new Explorer and Escape. It seems that the center console has been designed to be more ergonomic than years past. We would strongly assume that a center console-mounted shifter is something of the past. We can tell that in place of it, is a push-shift style gear selector just like the Lincoln Navigator.
Overall, we truly think that this next generation of F-150 is going to be a hit among enthusiasts. Like generation’s past, it will be a continued success story that will be around for years to come. Everyone at Steeda is looking forward to the modding potential and different variants this F-150 could bring. Ford has been hinting to us that there will be an all-electric variant that will have the most torque of any F-150 has had prior.
So, stay tuned to the Steeda site and social channels for the latest information on the 2021 F-150!
Image Credit: Car & Driver | Motor1