The 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel coming soon. There are so many pickup trucks you can buy nowadays but not every model comes with the legendary durability and versatility of the Ford F-150 series. Despite the emergence of rivals like Honda Ridgeline and Toyota Tacoma the F-150 has consistently sold in good numbers, in various markets. However, Ford has given it a refreshing makeover for 2018 and the prototypes showcased at the Detroit Auto Show 2017 won accolades.
Apart from exterior styling and in-cabin technology changes, the new Ford F-150 Diesel 2018 also gets new powertrain choices including a powerful diesel engine. Interestingly enough, Ford packs the 2018 F-150 Diesel with oodles of entertainment and safety features- which are seen mostly in luxury sedans and SUVs.
2018 Ford F-150 Diesel – Exterior Body Changes and Interior Cabin Design
The 2018 Ford F-150 gets a redesigned hexagonal grille and overall styling is quite macho- beyond any doubt. The boxed ladder frame is very much there and styling updates give the truck a decidedly sleek look. The grille and bumper design vary as per trim was chosen, as it is. You can buy it in seven trims, three cab configurations.
The truck has extensive aluminium in its body- leading to significant weight reduction- up to 500 pounds based on the setup you pick. The aluminium body panels are however held by a robust steel ladder frame. It’s tailgate section also looks impressive and sleek and front bumper has Tow hooks. The cab configurations are- four-door SuperCrew, extended SuperCab and two-door regular cab. Most trims get underbody skid plates and fog lights.
Even the cabin of 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel looks revised and more upscale. The lavishness increases in upper trims. The large touch screen and quality leather is something you rarely see in mainstream pickup trucks. As per the cab configuration, the seating capacity varies. In both SuperCab and SuperCrew models, you can fold back rear seat to accommodate more luggage.
There is a deep centre console at the front to let you store large objects with ease. Not in every truck, you get so may USB ports either. The good thing is its centre stack has large dials and buttons that can be tackled even with gloves on. You get the chance to pick from 3-bed lengths- 5×6, 6×6 and 8 foot. Longer beds have 36-gallon tanks beneath and bed lighting is also there. Some trims also get Noise cancellation tech embedded.
2018 Ford F-150 Diesel – Powered for Efficiency
The 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel series come with a set of Ecoboost engines. However, diesel engine lovers can opt for the new and powerful 3.0-liter V-6 turbo diesel unit. It will be mated with a new 10-speed automatic transmission system. The engine is said to be fuel saver thanks to embedding auto stat and stop technology.
The 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel series trims include XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Limited, Platinum. The base trim gets rubber floor while upper trims get Leather seats and new SYNC 3 infotainment system. Smartphone integration is fully supported. In a limited trim, you get two-tone leather seats, seat heating, massaging, panoramic moonroof, 360-degree camera system and a premium audio system.
There are quite a few packages like STX sports appearance package which can be applied on XLT models that bring in 18-inch wheels, skid plates. King Ranch models bring chrome exterior accents, contrast accent stitching, two-tone paint etc. Lariat trim gets Sony premium audio setup, parking assistance.
In a platinum trim, you get LED headlights, remote start, ambient lighting, 20-inch wheels, and navigation along with wood trim. In Limited Trim, there are dual-panel moonroof, 22-inch wheels, unique grille and around-view camera. Audiophiles can opt for the B&O PLAY audio system.
While the 2018 Ford F-150 series has plenty of safety features most of these are standard in top 2 trims. These include Adaptive Cruise control, Pre-Collision Assist, blind-spot monitoring system, lane-keeping assist etc. Airbags and traction control are there too.
2018 Ford F-150 Diesel – Price and availability
The 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel will be made available for sale soon. The pricing is yet to be announced but trims that get the Turbo diesel engine may be priced upwards of $50000. The 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel is a compelling pickup truck that has enough bells and whistles to woo the buyers. From the stylish exterior to the new powertrain, it ticks most of the boxes. The enhanced amenities work in its favour as well.