The new Ford F-150 is almost here. We have seen many spy shots showing the interior and exterior, and we have learned a great deal from the information disclosed. At the end of May, Ford officially announced the new truck’s release date on June 25. And now the automaker is offering a preview of the truck’s new eyes, posted directly on Ford’s main website so that everyone can see it.
In other words, we sort of see the new eyes of the truck. The headlights and fog lights are trimmed with LED strips, and this intentionally blackened teaser highlights the LED treatment. It’s also a feature that we saw prominently in the spy photos, and by the way, we pretty much saw entire front end in spy shots.
Ford did not hesitate to parade prototypes on public roads with just a basic camouflage cover concealing design elements. We’ve seen various grilles and the new shape of the headlights almost on display, and although it’s a brand new truck, the overall approach – at least with the exterior design – looks conservative.
This teaser photo, however, gives us something new to consider. This front view in black and white shows a very chiseled checkered truck. The body lines on the raised section of the hood are pronounced here, and the LED strips pretty closely follow the outline of the fenders. F-series fans who look at the picture long enough may even see nuances of the seventh generation truck and its square headlights, produced in the mid-1980s.
Once the light is on, however, it will be a completely different story. Some have described the look of the new F-150 as a cross between the new Ram 1500 and the previous generation GMC Sierra. Inside, we expect to find a very large touchscreen infotainment system in the middle of a new interior that will be familiar to F-150 owners. Buttons and manual controls will still be common for main functions, with digital instrument displays available on at least some models.
Likewise, the powertrain should include options for a six-cylinder turbocharged and V8 engine with four drive wheels available and a solid axle that rotates the rear wheels. When you have the best-selling vehicle in America, you don’t necessarily want to tip the boat, but the new generation F-150 will be the first to offer a fully electric model.
June 25 is coming soon. Ford will host a live event for the grand unveiling, and you can see it live here at Motor1.com from 8:00 p.m. EDT.