The hyper efficient 3.0L Turbo Diesel is just around the corner. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – May 20, 2017 From our January story, a few updates as we look at the refreshed 2018 Ford F-150 front and center. Pricing and EPA TBA. Three years after introducing the aluminum-alloy-bodied F-150, the new F-150 arrives with new styling, new safety functions, and improved engines. The engine we are really waiting for is the all-new 3.0L V6 Power Stroke turbo diesel plus uprated V6 and V8 gas engines. 2018 Ford F-150 Design For 2018, the F-150 takes signature F-Series design language and builds on its billet-milled visual cues and wide track, while complementing the all-new Super Duty lineup. A horizontal twin-bar grille accentuates the width of the new F-150. All-new C-clamp headlamps wrap the grille, offering LED lighting and signature DRLs. The chamfered nose and fenders add to the eye candy. The Sport Package-equipped Lariat F-150 has signature twin bars but are painted body color. From a profile view, larger-diameter tires wrapping six all-new wheel designs ranging from 17 to ridiculous 22 inches. Ford used traditional frame-mounted bumpers in lieu of plastic covers or molded fascias. From the rear, the billet-milled treatment around the fenders, taillamps and tailgate continue. The F-150 badge on the tailgate is replaced with the stamped-in nameplate of popular XL, XLT or Lariat trim levels, while premium King Ranch, Platinum and Limited series feature a unique satin chrome appliqué. The refreshed F-150 brings two new seating trim colors – Dark Marsala for F-150 Platinum and Navy Pier for the Limited. New trim offerings including carbon fiber appearance appliques on F-150 XLT Sport and Lariat Sport models, while the famed F-150 King Ranch features new Kingsville Appointed seats. <-- Do not ask me what that means, I do not know. 2018 Ford F-150 Sport depicted/shown. 2018 Ford F-150 Convenience and Safety Technologies Options Radar CC with full stop “and possibly back up to speed” capability Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection 10-connection 4G LTE modem for a Wi-Fi hot spot B&O PLAY audio system Available SYNC and SYNC 3 with FordPass with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto 360-degree camera Lane Keep Assist Blind Spot Information System with trailer tow technology 2018 Ford F-150 Drivetrains An all-new direct injected, 282 hp and 253 lb.-ft. of torque 3.3L V6 engine is the standard drivetrain. An all-new second-gen 2.7L EcoBoost engine features advanced dual port and direct injection technology, reduced internal friction and improved robustness. Like the 3.5L V6 EcoBoost, the 2.7L EcoBoost will be paired to the all-new 10-speed AT for 2018. The 5.0L V8 receives increased power and torque and will also be paired to the 10-speed AT. The big news however is the all-new 3.0L Power Stroke turbo diesel engine paired with the 10-speed AT. It’s the first-ever diesel engine offered for F-150. Will it compete with the RAM 1500’s EcoDiesel? Our drive of the 2016 Range Rover Sport with the 3.0L TD mated to an 8-speed AT from which the F-150 3.0L Power Stroke is based offered up a very healthy 45.3 mpg actual result over our 95 mile test route. In addition to the 10-speed AT, the F-150 will include automatic start/stop across all models and engines. The Ford F-Series truck continues to be best-selling truck in America as it has been for decades. April 2017 results are very typical of what we have seen for years. The new 2018 F-150 goes on sale this fall. It will be built at Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Michigan, and Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri.