2018 Ford F-150 gets minor facelift and updated engines

2018 Ford F-150 gets minor facelift and updated engines

The current Ford F-150 still retains its crown as the most advanced truck around, but the carmaker felt it needed an update for 2018. Along with the rather fetching facelift, there are a few mechanical upgrades as well.

The front end has been redesigned for a more futuristic look, with a choice of seven grille designs depending on trim level. The rear gets a minor update as well, aside from new wheel designs from 18-inch to 22-inch sizes.

Engines will now include a new 3.3-litre V6 with a 6-speed automatic, and an updated 2.7-litre turbo V6, a carryover 3.5-litre turbo V6 and mildly-redone 5.0-litre V8 with 10-speed automatics. A 3.0-litre turbodiesel will also be offered, although details are scarce at the moment.

Minor tech upgrades include a stop-and-go feature for the adaptive cruise control, and options such as pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection, a 4G cellular radio with wifi hotspot capability and a Bang & Olufsen stereo.

Debuting at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show this month, expect the new updated 2018 F-150 to reach UAE and GCC showrooms by the end of the year. In the meantime, the pending Raptor version is expected to debut in a month or two.

Keep track of prices and specs in the Ford buyer guide.

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