2016 Ford F-150
The thirteenth generation of F-150 was presented on 2014 Detroit Auto Show and nowadays it is available as 2015 year model. New-generation model came with many significant improvements. Beside new styling, which is heavily based on the 2013 Atlas Concept, this truck features new platform which provides great weight savings. Thanks to the extensive use of aluminum in the body structure and high strength steel in the frame, new model is about 750 pounds lighter than previous. This weight reduction definitely made a big impact on truck several performances, especially when it is about fuel economy.
New model also came with some changes under the hood. There is a new 3.5 liter naturally-aspirated V6, which replaced 3.7 liter V6 unit and it is offered as base variant. Company also introduced new 2.7L EcoBoost V6. When it is about 2016 Ford F-150, since this is still very new model, we don’t expect to see some bigger changes, at least when it is about standard models. On the other side, two big novelties that we expect to see are new SVT and also a hybrid variant.
2016 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
The SVT Raptor will come as a performance variant of 2016 Ford F-150. Although it will be based on the same new platform which brings massive weight savings, this model will have different outside look. However, testing mule is still heavily camouflaged, so it is very hard to say something more about its visual appearance at this point. When it is about engine for 2016 Ford F-150 Raptor, there is no doubt that it will be a V8 unit. This truck will be powered probably by mighty 6.2 liter V8 that outputs 365 horses and 420 pound-feet of torque. There are also speculations that it could be powered by 5.0 liter V8, or even with 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6 engine. While the first option is quite possible, the other one doesn’t sound very realistic. This variant should around 46.000 dollars.
2016 Ford F-150 hybrid
Unlike new Raptor, the launch of 2016 Ford F-150 in hybrid variant is for now nothing more that rumor. Company plans to introduce this truck as hybrid in the future, but we still don’t know will it come as 2016 Ford F-150 or as some future model. Anyway, if this truck comes already as 2016 year model, it will probably feature the combination of 3.5 liter EcoBoost engine and some electric motor, but we won’t be surprised if Ford install smaller 2.7 liter EcoBoost unit. For now, this is nothing more than a speculation so you should take it with big reserve.