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2021 Ford F-150 has hybrid power, amazing sleeper seats and a generator - Roadshow

por Klaus Burden (02/07/2020)

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Enlarge ImageThe F-150 has startling tech smarts and muscle.

There will be splashier new-model debuts this year, but there will be none bigger, or more important. The 2021 Ford F-150 has just rolled under the klieg lights at a special event with emcee Denis Leary on Thursday, and it's time to take a closer look. When America's newest full-size pickup rolls into dealers this fall, it will inherit not only the title of America's best-selling truck for 43 straight years, it will also also assume the mantle of being one of this country's chief economic drivers, automotive or otherwise. No pressure.

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One look at the 2021 F-150 might reasonably have you wondering what, exactly, is new. Certainly, in the move from today's model to this new 14th-generation truck, Ford's designers have delivered one of the more conservative visual overhauls we've seen out of the F-Series lineup in decades. However, a closer look at the truck reveals that's not for lack of ambition: This pickup packs more electrification and combo du lịch sapa connectivity-minded tech than we've seen in any light-duty production truck in the business.


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Peel back this broad-shouldered rig's aluminum skin, and you'll find an available hybrid powertrain -- the first full hybrid to hit the US pickup truck market. You'll also find a raft of other novel features and tech designed to improve both productivity and comfort. Among them? Pro Power Onboard, a burly in-bed power source designed to replace generators at work sites and combo du lịch sapa campouts, as well as huge new screens running next-gen Sync 4 infotainment. So whether you're a professional contractor or someone who likes to play hard on weekends, Ford is hoping you'll find something new here that you like. In fact, even if you're not a typical truck fan, you might be interested to learn about how this new pickup sets the technological table for Ford's coming Tesla Cybertruck competitor, the all-electric F-150, due sometime in 2022.