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Ford’s updated 2018 F-150 has been spotted again right before its expected unveiling at the upcoming 2017 Detroit Auto Show. This time, a prototype is showing off its new nose and headlights.

Both the front and rear is still covered in camouflage, but this test mule was caught with its grille and headlights exposed and it’s quite different compared to the current model’s nose. Instead of the usual triple bar design, the 2018 F-150 only has two bars with a very small gap in between and connected by what is most likely a Ford badge. The new bars also has a softer look thanks to its rounded corners.

Another noticeable change are its headlights which are stretched closer to the center and they’ve been connected to the two grille bars. What seems to have remained unchanged are the headlight edges that meets the fenders, cab, and bed.

We’re not sure what power plant the 2018 F-150 will be getting, previous spy shots suggests that it could be a 3.0-liter diesel from Jaguar Land Rover. Autoguide is expecting to see a 10-speed automatic transmission in the mid-cycle refresh pickup. We really won’t know until Ford finally unveils it this year.
 

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I actually really like this new nose design. Would be kind of cool to fill those grill holes with led light bars to continue that light all the way through on both the top and bottom. Of course that's if they're used as white parking lights that'll probably be switch backs like they were before.
 
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