On June 24, 2020, the latest model of Ford F-150 was launched by Ford Philippines. In the country, the full-size pickup truck was last introduced in 1998 in the local market; thus, it marks the return of the vehicle.
The Ford F-150 is powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 motor that produces 375 hp and torque power of 600 Nm. The wheels of the pickup truck are powered by a 10-speed automatic transmission for all available models.
Currently, there are two available variants for the Ford F-150 - the Lariat and the Platinum variants. The top-range Platinum is the sole variant that is equipped with a four-wheel-drive system.
The Ford F-150 exterior provides a large grille that is joined by equally huge headlights. It rides on aluminum wheels measuring 20-inch and coated in 275/55 R20 all-season tires. If one goes with a higher trim, the Ford F-150 gives them a few gray accents up-front, on the sides are chrome trims, as well as a 20-inch aluminum alloy that comes with all-terrain rubber.
The Ford F-150 is simply a massive truck with a length of 5890 mm, a width that measures 2029 mm, a height that measures 1961 mm, 1920 mm for the 4x2 variant, and a wheelbase of 3683 mm. Therefore, it acquires a bigger pickup truck size among all the others inside the Ford stable.
The Ford F-150 features a basic infotainment system, hard and durable plastic, while a large screen is featured on higher models. The limited model of Ford F-150 comes with ventilated and heated front seats and a twin-panel sunroof.
The Ford F-150 can provide seats for six occupants. Also, the chair style depends upon the preferred body style of the buyer.
All doors have grab handles for easy entry and exit. Different interior materials and colors are available for Ford F-150 models. Grey, black plastics as well as medium earth grey upholstery are used for the base model, whereas, for XLT, it features medium light camel color and vinyl upholstery. Moreover, the Lariat is equipped with both colors on leather, aluminum accents around the A/C vents, and a leather steering wheel.
Technology & Safety Features
The SYNC 3 infotainment system is easy to navigate and use. It features an 8-inch touchscreen, USB port, satellite radio, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, A Bang and Olufsen audio system, Wi-Fi hotspot, push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, and an Android Auto.
In terms of safety, Ford F-150 is equipped with a long list of safety features including, ABS and driveline traction control, AdvanceTrac with Electronic Stability Control And Roll Stability Control, seat-mounted passenger-side airbags, side-impact beams, dual-stage driver, rear parking sensors, dual-stage passenger and driver front airbags, tire specific low tire pressure warning, front shoulder, and lap safety belts and rear center three-point, rear child safety locks, height adjusters, and dynamic hitch assist back-up camera.
Platform & Chassis
The Ford F-150 is the new Pickup Truck from Ford that comes in a total of two variants. The Ford F-150 is a 5-seater pickup truck with a length that measures 5890 mm, the width that measures 2029, a wheelbase that measures 3683 mm, and a ground clearance of 216 mm.
The Ford F-150 rides on the brand's P platform, which the Blue Oval uses to underpin full-size heavy and light-duty pickup trucks. Also, it has ventilated disc brakes on all four wheels. The front suspension is composed of long-spindle, double wishbone, coil-over-shock independent. It also features gas-pressurized twin-tube shock absorbers at the front, and at the back, they used staggered shock absorbers mounted outboard.
Engine & Drivetrain
The all-new 3.5L PowerBoost hybrid powertrain, together with Pro Power Onboard, powers the Ford F-150 pickup truck. Its EcoBoost motor is equipped with two turbos that serve to bring the engine's performance for up to 375 horsepower and torque power of 637 Nm.
Moreover, it can move this truck to 100 km in six seconds, which can be compared to EcoBoost and Mustang's level. Also, the 10-speed automatic transmission of the Ford F-150 will always allow an optimal rev range performance for the engine.
Ford Philippines offer the Ford-150 in two variant options; a 4x2 and a 4x4. Both variants are powered by the same 3.5L power source.