2018 Ford F-150 Pickup Prototype Pictures

Jan. 03, 2017 By Josh Burns, Photos by Brian Williams

Photographers recently captured a close look of the redesigned 2018 Ford F-150 on the road testing prior to its expected debut next week at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

The F-150 mid-cycle update for the 2018 model year will includes some cosmetic changes to keep it fresh and visually interesting, but the tech will also get updated in the truck as well. The recent shots gives us a close look at the updated front end, which emulates the Super Duty two-bar design on the grille but also adds in a few softer design cues. The tailgate also gets a redesign as well, with a new handle, and a more subdued look without a visible crease.

It is believed that by the time the 2018 is available that nearly all F-150 models should be offered with the 10-speed automatic developed jointly with GM and featured first on the Raptor. It is believe a revised Ecoboost V6 will be offered in the new F-150, which will provide more power and efficiency than the previous EcoBoost. It is believe a V6 diesel should also appear in time for the facelift, although the planned gas-electric hybrid version may be further off (a vehicle that was recently confirmed by Ford).

We expect to see the revised F-150 next year, on sale later in 2017, and it will make its debut next week in Joe Louis Arena in Detroit for the NAIAS, according to our sources.

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