Ford proves the most Power can be Hybrid with the F-150 Hybrid
For generations, the Ford F-150 has been a dominant force on the American market for light-duty pickup trucks. For 2021, this model has been redesigned to deliver better technology, utility and efficiency. Having the Built Ford Tough design, this full-size truck doesn’t comprise at all on durability and reliability.
Under the hood, the PowerBoost Full Hybrid system makes a stunning debut. A V6, gasoline-burning engine block is integrated into this all-new powertrain that delivers class-leading fuel economy. When working at a tachometer level of 6,000 RPM, the six-cylinder engine whips out 430 horsepower. The hybrid propulsion system earns a peak torque rating of 570 pound-feet at only 3,000 RPM. Enhanced by an electric motor that produces up to 33 kW, the PowerBoost engine essentially replaces the High-Output EcoBoost V6 engine from the previous year. In fact, this all-new hybrid system has significantly higher horsepower and torque ratings than the turbocharged EcoBoost powertrain. Nevertheless, Ford’s brilliant engineers kept the regular 3.5 L and 2.7 L EcoBoost engines on the lineup for 2021. Additionally, the 2021 F-150 retains the 5.0 L V8 and 3.3 L V6 engines that operate on the Ti-VCT technology. Burning diesel fuel, the 3.0 L Power Stroke engine hasn’t been modified for the 2021 model.
Besides having major improvements in efficiency, the 2021 Ford F-150 boasts several all-new amenities that boost productivity and utility for work or play. The Pro Power OnBoard essentially transforms this light-duty pickup truck into a mobile generator. Conveniently installed on the bed, this class-exclusive system is available with three outputs for charging everything from power tools to outdoor sound systems. When paired with the hybrid powertrain, the charging system generates a net output of 7.2 kW. The updated FordPass mobile application could be used to remotely manage the Pro Power OnBoard. The redesigned 2021 F-150 also has new exterior lighting systems that are remarkably efficient and powerful. The LED Projector headlights have the Dynamic Bending function for reliable vision of curved roads. LED technology is also integrated into the Cornering Lamps.
Ford’s engineers developed an all-new automatic transmission for the 2021 F-150. Having the Modular Hybrid design, the electronic 10-speed gearbox works only with the PowerBoost powertrain. All other trims retain a 10-speed transmission from the previous year. Both gearboxes work equally well with a 4×4 drive system and several other components that improve handling. For instance, this tough Ford pickup truck offers the Selectable Drive Modes for conquering snow, sand, mud, ruts and other surfaces. Maximum fuel economy could be achieved only when the ECO Mode is selected. Additionally, the Normal, Sport and Tow/Haul settings could be manually engaged inside the cabin. Speaking of towing, the 2021 F-150 is strong enough to pull up to 14,000 pounds. The Max Trailer Towing Package is required to attain such a best-in-class towing capacity. This is a significant increase in towing capabilities compared to the previous year’s model.
For 2021, the F-150 also has lots of all-new technologies that provide extra measures of guidance, safety and security. For example, the 12-inch touch screen from the SYNC 4 infotainment system is the largest display ever installed inside any Ford pickup truck. Over-the-air software updates keep the next-generation multimedia system running smoothly on the road. The FordPass Connect mobile suite has also been updated for easy accessibility and enhanced connectivity. For example, the FordPass Rewards is an all-new feature that provides discounts on services at participating dealerships. From parking finders to diagnostic alerts, the FordPass suite is packed with helpful apps. A 4G Wi-Fi connection for up to 10 devices is another notable highlight of the SYNC 4 platform.