New-generation 2021 Ford F-150 was scheduled for this spring, but COVID-19 forced delays
Little is known about the new-generation F-150, although there are plenty of rumors
— Mike Levine (@mrlevine) May 29, 2020
There have been many rumors swirling around the unveiling of the new F-150, North America’s best-selling vehicle, and just about as many rumors on what it will offer. The original debut was likely going to happen in April, but the current pandemic forced Ford to change its plans.
Little is actually known about the 2021 Ford F-150, but reports have surfaced in recent weeks that it could have over-the-air updates like the Mustang Mach E. There’s talk of a large centre touchscreen to rival the Ram’s available 12-inch system. Four engines are expected including a trio of EcoBoost six-cylinder engines and the 5.0-litre V8. None of this is confirmed, it’s just speculation.
The 2021 Ford F-150 is just one of a handful of model unveilings and debuts Ford was planning for 2020. These aren’t niche models either with the Ford Bronco and Ford Mustang Mach E scheduled to either be unveiled or launch in the early part of 2020. You could argue that the pandemic has hurt Ford the most when it comes to disrupting product launches. Getting the 2021 Ford F-150 out in the open will certainly make everyone at Ford breathe a little easier.