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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.
 

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That could be the diesel variant since it has a similar side exhaust pipe as the prototype that was spotted earlier in the year. Since they've covered up the front headlights, can we expect to see a new light design?
 

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Mustang with the same diesel? Thins may be the reason why Ford is testning them in pair.

Spied: 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke - PickupTrucks.com News

"It’s interesting that Ford is doing some double-duty camouflage testing with its most popular models. Could it be that both vehicles have a small diesel engine under the hood? There has to be some reason they were paired together"

mated to Ford’s new 10-speed automatic transmission.
 

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The Mustang isn't coming with the diesel. That just wouldn't make sense at all. But probably because they're utilizing the same 10 speed automatic, they're being tested together.
 

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The Mustang isn't coming with the diesel. That just wouldn't make sense at all. But probably because they're utilizing the same 10 speed automatic, they're being tested together.

Why are you sure?

2015 Ford Mustang | Ford considering diesel and hybrid options | Digital Trends

Would Anyone Buy A Diesel Or Hybrid Mustang?

New Ford Mustang May Get Diesel, Hybrid or Electric Powertrain, Says Exec

and there are more. I prefer to keep the door open and stay tuned.............
 

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Well I'll be damned...

If this does end up happening, I'll be real interested to see how it plays out in the market sales wise. I'm sure the Europe market would eat it up but the North American market is going to be interesting.
 

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Up til now both Audi, VW, GM, Mercedes, Honda and some others have presented teasers for the the NAIAS.

The time will come for Ford too.

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Mustang and F-150 with diesels and the new Ford/GM 10-Speed Automatic Transmission
 

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We still have a little bit of time and I'm pretty sure the teasers will be rolling out. I'm hoping the F-150 diesel makes an appearance though. It'll be great to finally see it in all of it's glory.
 

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Odds are we'll see a video of it where one of the indication its a diesel is what we hear. Aside from that they'll make us play guessing games till the debut happens. Fortunately there's a round of shows coming up, the Detroit show being one of them.
 

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What we hear and that Venturi exhaust is another thing to look out for. The Detroit show is approaching very quickly and Ford still hasn't released any teasers of what's to be expected. It starts on January 8th
 

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I had it opened, missed it, didn't even get to watch it but thanks for the heads up. Just gotta keep the fingers crossed at this point.
 
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