The F-150 has been the best selling truck in North America for almost four decades and there is no doubt this state will remain unchanged for a long time. Even though big things are happening in the truck world these days, the Blue Oval company seems ready for all these challenges. This includes electrification as well, which is one of the biggest concerns of many carmakers today. When it comes to this manufacturer, the new 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid and all-electric models are already in development and they are expected to arrive with the next-generation F-150, already in the next year.
At this point, we don’t know too many precise details, but some of the most basic things seem pretty obvious. This includes things like powertrain, base design, styling as well. Moreover, the testing model has been spotted already and it looks like it brings a lot of interesting things.
2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid Specs
At this point, the 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid is a pretty wide term and most likely, this nameplate will represent a whole new family of an electrified version of the popular pickup truck. We count on several versions, starting from mild-hybrid units, which won’t add power but rather just torque and some fuel saving. That would be a similar system that can be found in the new Ram 1500, which turned out to be a pretty good solution.
Of course, this family of hybrid vehicles will probably include a few more design approaches. One of them would be a classic hybrid system, which would be a great solution for all those drivers who look for affordable and efficient options.
A plug-in version of the 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid is about to be at the top of the offer, of course. As an absolute segment leader, we have no doubt that Ford will tend to cover every corner of the segment. By this, we think of potential rivals, such as the upcoming Tundra Hybrid, which promise some pretty spectacular performances. We presume that Ford’s system, in this case, would be based on a new 3.0-liter V6 engine, similar to one that can be found in the new Explorer, which puts some pretty impressive numbers. The mid-size crossover is good for about 450 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque and that seems like a perfect measure for Tundra’s direct rival. Of course, the obvious advantage of this system would be its plug-in hybrid, which means you may count on a decent all-electric range as well.
2021 Ford F-150 All-Electric
Besides the new 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid model, we are eagerly waiting for the all-electric model. This version has also been in testing for some time but the Blue Oval company manages to keep most details as secret. Therefore, we can only speculate and one of the first things that come to mind is the company’s investment in Rivian. The start-up company already developed an all-electric pickup truck and as Ford is among major shareholders, it seems logical to see the same or similar setup in the new F-150 as well. The R1T comes in three variants, with different battery capacities and outputs. Does this mean that the F-150 electric will be as fast as Rivian and feature equally impressive max range? It’s hard to say at the moment.
While things about the platform and chassis design are still unclear with the all-electric model, things are pretty clear with the 2021 F-150 Hybrid. Without any doubt, this model will share most of its parts with the gasoline and diesel lineup. According to the latest reports, the upcoming redesign won’t be as revolutionary as the previous one in these aspects. Simply, the changes from the previous overhaul were so significant that it seems natural to see the upcoming model with evolutionary changes only.
Still, that doesn’t mean we won’t see a new styling. Changes will be mild, but some nice portion of them is about to come for sure. The testing model has been around for some time and it clearly shows the evolutionary approach. There are new headlights, which are bigger, while the grille features a similar shape to the mid-size Ranger pickup truck. On the other side, the overall shape seems kinda familiar and it doesn’t look that there are some big changes in terms of dimensions to come. Still, we have no doubt that the 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid and all-electric models will come with several exclusive aesthetical details.
When will we see F-150 Hybrid on sale?
The 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid will hit the market later in the year. While some sources suggest it may have a premiere this summer, we doubt it will hit showrooms before the last quarter of the year.