A camouflaged F-150 has been spotted testing around Dearborn, Michigan, alongside a covered Mustang.
From what we can see, the F-150 may be a mid-cycle refresh model that’s expected to be launched for the 2018 model year. The front and rear portion of the F-150 is covered so we can expect to see a refreshed bumper/grille design, maybe its headlights and taillights have been updated too. The sides and roof remains uncovered, meaning those areas may remain unchanged from the outgoing model.
Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president of the Americas, told Automotive News last week that “We continue to see strong demand for diesels in our trucks and vans, and that’s where you’ll see us concentrate.”
Could this spied F-150 be the diesel variant we’ve all been waiting for? A previous spy photo of an F-150 prototype’s emission sticker revealed the existence of a 3.0-liter diesel engine under the bonnet. Or it could be the updated 5.0-liter V-8 model that we’re expecting to see.
Maybe Ford will make an announcement at the upcoming North American International Auto Show next January.