Customers interested in buying a light duty truck will now have the option of a diesel F-150 in 2018, with prices starting at $27,735, according to Ford Motors.
For the first time in 70 years, Ford is making a diesel version of its light duty F-150 Series truck, according to foxnews.com.
The new F-150 diesel comes with the availability of an optional 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel. Also available is a 3.3-liter V6 engine, which will be the standard engine expected to put out the same 282 horsepower and 253 pound-feet of torque as the current 3.5-liter V6, according to cnet.com.
Along with the diesel engine, 2018 F-150 buyers will have four new or updated gasoline engines to choose from, all with fuel-saving start-stop capability: an entry-level 3.3-liter V6, 2.7-liter and 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6, and a 5.0-liter V8 with direct and port fuel injection for improved power and efficiency, according to foxnews.com.
The 2018 comes with the option of six new wheel designs that range in size from 17 to 22 inches in diameter, according to autoblog.com.
The F-150 is available with exterior styles including a new grille and headlights with looks that are moving closer to the twin-bar design of the truck’s Super Duty “brothers,” and new taillights that enclose a sculpted tailgate, according to caranddriver.com.
The lower grades of the truck will have a tailgate with a creased trapezoid look with the F-150 logo stamped into the lower portion of the tailgate. On the King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited trucks, the embossing is replaced with a fancy design that covers most of the upper portion of the tailgate, autoblog.com.
The F-150 will also have new technology, including adaptive cruise control with a stop and go function that is standard for the 2018, and pre-collision brake assist with pedestrian detection that is available. Also available for the 2018 is 4G LTE Wi-fi and a B&O Play Stereo System, according to cnet.com.