If something isn’t broken, don’t try to fix it. That is Ford’s strategy for the F-150 in 2022. The Ford F-150 will be a completely new vehicle. However, when you look at the specifications of this next version of the best-selling truck, it doesn’t appear to have altered all that much from the 2020 model.
A few aesthetic changes have been made, as well as the addition of some essential productivity tools, larger touchscreens, and a hybrid drivetrain. However, we can see Ford thinking to himself, “Why fix something that isn’t broken?”
The changes we will see in the 2022 Ford F-150
Ford is not planning to risk fate as they have sold more than 4 million F-series in the United States since the 13th iteration was introduced for the 2015 model year. The transition to an aluminum-intensive body for the last-generation truck was a massive undertaking that necessitated extensive retooling of both manufacturing and body shops.
This time, Ford took fewer moves. The sheetmetal of the F-150 will remain the same, but with a reworked nose and new headlights. Different taillights may be seen, but this redesign appears to be more of a mid-cycle upgrade than a generational transformation.
Inside, the changes should be more noticeable. Ford’s Limited, King Ranch, and Platinum versions will contain more quality materials and touch points in an attempt to catch up with Ram’s expensive interiors. An 8.0-inch infotainment display is standard, while a 15.5-inch screen with square proportions is available as an option in a homage to the Instagram generation. Both are powered by the brand’s most recent software, Sync 4.
When will the beast launch in the market: Launch and Price
The 2022 Ford F-150 is set to go on sale in the United States later this year, so we should learn more about it before it hits dealerships.
We can expect the Ford F-150 to go live on sale in June, with the electrified and Raptor models arriving later. With more options than ever before, this F-150 will cost anywhere from $30,000 to over $100,000.
Other attracting features of the 2022 Ford F-150
Ford will have a powertrain for every buyer, with five engines from the current F-150 being carried over. All reports of a DOHC 4.8-liter V-8 should be ignored. The 5.0-liter engine is still in use, and it shares more parts with the Mustang’s V-8 engine.
Two twin-turbo engines with displacements of 2.7 and 3.5 litres, a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel, and a normally aspirated 3.3-liter are among the four V-6s. All are powered by a 10-speed automatic transmission. A hybrid with an electric engine sandwiched between a V-6 and a 10-speed automatic will also be available from Ford.
In addition to boosting fuel economy, the hybrid powertrain will serve as a generator on construction sites and campers, powering tools, lights, and other devices. If that isn’t enough green for you, Ford wants to release an electric vehicle a few years after the F-150 is released. According to spy photographs, this variant will include an independent suspension in place of the live rear axle.
With GMC already claiming a four-digit horsepower figure for the Hummer EV SUIT, a new front in Detroit’s never-ending truck war is forming. Something has gone horribly wrong in Dearborn if Ford doesn’t name this one Lightning. The Raptor will transition from leaf to coil springs on its live rear axle in the dirt and gas world.
It’s also possible that the Mustang Shelby GT500’s 760-hp supercharged 5.2-liter V-8 will make an appearance under the hood. We believe it, especially now that the Hellcat-powered Ram 1500 Rebel TRX is on the way.
The ultimate comfort Ford F-150 is going to provide
The 2022 Ford F-150 is striving to become even more like your home or workplace than today’s full-size pickup vehicles, which already offer practically everything but the kitchen sink.
A folding shifter and centre console that can be used as a workstation or table, as well as lay-flat front seats, are now available as options. It’s made possible via a movable console-mounted shift lever and a foldable centre console lid on versions with bucket front seats.
Fold the shifter down flush into the console and the top of the centre armrest forward to create a level work surface by pressing a button.The option is also available in front-seat vehicles with a bench seat; in this arrangement, the middle seat back folds to form a console, and the top of that console can pull out and swivel to form the table.
Max Recline Seats is a Ford option available on the King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited trim levels. Similar to the lay-flat seats in first-class aeroplane cabins, the front chairs fold almost flat and the bottom cushion rises to meet the backrest. Prices for either of these new options have yet to be announced by Ford.