Ford makes the F-150 more practical with new diesel variant

Published December 1, 2021, 1:36 PM

by Inigo Roces

Why give the Ford F-150 a second look at a time when fuel prices are at their highest? It’s because Ford’s largest and best-selling pickup truck now comes with a far more practical diesel engine.

Performance and capabilities

The globally-renowned all-new Ford F-150, the most powerful and purpose-built full-size truck in its lineup, can now be had with a diesel engine. This is in response to the clamor among customers and enthusiasts for a diesel variant of the F-150. As such the all-new F-150 Lariat Diesel 4×4 variant is now available in the country.

The all-new F-150’s powertrain is equipped with a 3.0L four-valve DOHC Power Stroke V6 turbo diesel. It’s capable of generating a whopping 253-PS of power and 596-NM of torque. This is mated to a 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with Progressive Range Select and selectable drive modes for work-ready power and optimization. Besides the already impressive and efficient 10-speed automatic, Ford has also thrown in auto Start-Stop Technology to make it even more fuel efficient.

The top American truck

Since it was first introduced, the Ford F-150 defined the global standard in trucks with its unmatched robustness and productivity. The all-new F-150 takes these iconic qualities to the next level with its unmistakably tough design, powerful performance, class-leading capabilities, and a suite of advanced smart and safe technologies. 

“The all-new F-150 is a formidable addition to our truck lineup and will continue to strengthen our truck leadership in the country. Purpose-built from the ground up, the all-new F-150 is redesigned to be the toughest and most productive F-150 ever. Our deep understanding of truck customers reflects in the new features available on the all-new F-150 that help take productivity to the next level,” said Michael Breen, managing director, Ford Philippines.

Tough look, premium experience

The all-new F-150 comes with unique features such as LED cargo box lighting with zone lighting and power-deployable running boards with a kick switch to deploy it manually. It also has LED reflector headlamps with dynamic bending, LED fog lamps with cornering lamps, configurable daytime running lamps and LED tail lamps come standard as well. It is fitted with 20-inch six-spoke dark alloy-painted aluminum wheels and all-terrain tires. 

Inside, it is completely redesigned to elevate the owner’s experience with style, comfort, utility, and technology, as it is built around the functional needs of truck customers. Step in and be greeted by its twin-panel moonroof and the 12-inch digital instrument cluster screen. A nifty feature is the stowable shifter, where at a press of a button, customers will be able to stow the shifter to create more space while parked. Other notable amenities are its Remote Keyless Entry System, Accessory delay for power features, dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control, and power-adjustable pedals with memory feature.

Invoking a more premium feel, the all-new F-150 comes with front row premium leather-trimmed bucket seats with heating and ventilation functions. Its second row seating comes with premium leather-trimmed seats with heating and 60/40 split one-touch flip-up with a folding armrest with cupholders.  

Smart and safe features

The F-150 is also equipped with a comprehensive selection of smart and safe features that optimize the driving experience for both drivers and passengers.

The all-new SYNC 4 is standard, helping keep owners connected and make their days more productive. SYNC 4 is also equipped with wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto connectivity. It also comes with a B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen with eight-speakers including a subwoofer, a 12-inch LCD center stack touchscreen, and six USB charging ports. 

Taking safety to another level is the Co-Pilot360 2.0, Ford’s most up-to-date safety suite of technologies composed of Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Keeping System (LKS), Auto-High Beam headlamps, Reverse Sensing System, Reverse Brake Assist, and Post-Collision Braking. 

Additionally, the all-new F-150 is also equipped with Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go, Lane Centering and Speed Sign Recognition and Evasive Steering Assist under Ford Co-Pilot360Assist 2.0. For added convenience, a 360-Degree Camera is standard and now comes with Active Park Assist 2.0.

Availability and pricing

The all-new F-150 Lariat Diesel 4×4 variant is now available in Ford dealerships nationwide at a starting retail price of PHP3,398,000.

The all-new F-150 Lariat Diesel 4×4 variant comes in seven colors, including Agate Black Metallic, Iconic Silver Metallic, Lead Foot, Oxford White, Rapid Red Metallic, Velocity Blue Metallic, and Carbonized Gray Metallic. 

 To know more about the all-new F-150, visit a Ford dealership nearest you.