The 2024 Ford F-150 will bring cosmetic updates targetting both the conventional EcoBoost and its hybrid cousin. Originally expected in 2025, these changes are rumored to arrive sooner than expected, debuting around Summer 2023 and targeting both the interior and exterior of America’s most popular vehicle.
While it’s considered an all-new generation after 2021, the Ford F-150 does share a number of things with its predecessor. And as a result, there’s plenty of money in the bank for the designers and engineers to spend on a refresh. While the Blue Oval doesn’t seem to have strong competition from Chevy and Ram, GMC trucks are going from strength to strength, and the EV revolution is on the horizon.
Debuting in 2023, the 2024 Ford F-150 will carry brand-new front and rear bumpers. No prototypes have been seen undergoing testing as of yet. However, Detroit’s finest might learn a few beauty tricks from its big brother, the recently presented 2023 Super Duty.
The general design trend within the pickup market seems to be “upmarket,” partly because the prices of new vehicles are going up. This truck’s new front end might have a more elaborate headlight unit that better integrates with the grille. This rendering from AutoYa suggests long chrome bars which wrap around the LEDs to create a wide fascia.
Changes to the rear of the vehicle are a little less noticeable, but you can bet Ford is going to update the design of its F-150 taillights, making them look crisper. At the moment, not much is known about the interior. However, our source suggests Ford might update the console to incorporate the same kind of tall tablet design as the Lightning model.
It’s a little strange to think a normal F-150 and a Lightning might get the same Tesla-like screen. However, Ford spent a lot of money developing that SYNC system and it makes sense to offer it on as many models as possible. Furthermore, new interior trim options and fresh colors will be introduced, along with new wheel designs.
For the powertrains, we shouldn’t see any major changes. However, the EcoBoost turbocharged V6 and its hybrid counterpart could receive small horsepower gains of about 10 hp in order to better compete with rivals. We’ll remind you that Toyota now has hybrid+turbo powertrains as well in the new Tundra pickup.
It’s unclear if these updates will also affect the F-150 Lightning, which is still a fresh-looking EV, but shares its underpinnings with the regular truck. However, Ford CEO Jim Farley has revealed that the second-gen Lightning will not be underpinned by the same platform as a gas vehicle. And this in turn suggests development has already begun, with this generation being short-lived. Within a couple of years, the Silverado EV and GMC Sierra EV will give Ford a run for its money.