Ford’s F-150 is about to have an update, the first since its 2021 redesign.
Prototypes for the updated model have been sighted ahead of a likely debut later this year. We should see the new truck launch for the 2024 model year.
Camouflage gear on the prototypes indicates new designs for the lights at both ends. A revised radiator grille can also be clearly seen on one of the testers.
The heavy camouflage on the rear also suggests that with this update Ford will finally offer a multifunctional tailgate for the F-150. Some patent drawings filed by Ford a year ago showed a three-piece liftgate with a gullwing door serving as the center panel.
2024 Ford F-150 facelift spy shots – Copyright: Baldauf
The interior will also experience some optimizations. Our spy footage shows a new portrait infotainment screen in the center stack, as opposed to the landscape screen offered in the current F-150 in 8.0- and 12.0-inch sizes.
It’s possible that the new screen will be the same 15.5-inch portrait-mode found in the current F-150 Lightning, although it may be a smaller 12.0-inch screen found in some other Fords, as there also appears to be a row of buttons positioned at the top of the screen, which isn’t the case with the Lightning’s screen.
It’s not clear what updates, if any, Ford has planned for the F-150’s diverse powertrain choices. The 700-hp 5.2-liter supercharged V8 in the Raptor R has just been added for 2023, and the all-electric Lightning, which offers up to 580 hp, has been added for 2022.
Other options include 2.7-liter twin-turbo and 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6, a 3.3-liter V-6, a 5.0-liter V-8 and a 3.0-liter V-6 with turbo diesel. A hybrid option, combining the 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 and an electric motor mated to the F-150’s standard 10-speed automatic transmission, is also available. Together, it delivers 430 hp.