The F-150 model from Ford is well known and very famous vehicle around the world. Almost everyone knows how good this model is. According to them, this model will hit the dealerships probably by the end of 2017 and they also say that we can expect the best and the lightest model so far. A lot of refreshed things are provided including the light chassis, improved engine as well as slightly modified exterior and interior design. If you are looking for some powerful truck, the 2018 Ford F-150 Lightning is a good choice and in the following review you can find out why is that so.
2018 Ford F-150 Lightning – Very Powerful Design:
The exterior design of the upcoming model will be very powerful but that is so normal for F-150 model. Since 2009, the Ford Company use aluminum material in chassis construction, and the most recent 2018 Ford F-150 Lightning will be the best so far when it comes to chassis. Thanks to the intensive use of aluminum, this model will be lighter than its predecessor, and according to Ford, that will significantly improve fuel economy and engine performance. Now we can talk about some details from the outside and we can start from the beautiful front side.
At the front fascia, we can notice very nice and redesigned headlights. It will be very similar to the headlights of well known Super Duty model. Furthermore, the front grille of this vehicle will receive some minor tweaks and we can notice more chrome material around it. The front bumper will stay very massive and equipped with air vents and fog lights. The LED system will power all the lights on the vehicle. At the sides, this model will probably ride on 19-inch aluminum wheels.
From the inside, the most recent 2018 Ford F-150 Lightning will be very similar to the current F-150. However, it is certain that we can expect some improvements but at this moment we don’t have official information about that. We know that all seats in the cabin will have leather upholstery and it is also certain that there will be some wooden and aluminum parts inside. Some of the available safety, interior and high-tech features include Manual Air Conditioning, Front Cupholder, 4-Way Driver and Passenger Seat, Analog Display, AM/FM Stereo, auxiliary audio input, adaptive cruise control, traction and stability control, and many others as well.
2018 Ford F-150 Lightning – EcoBoost Engine:
The brand new 2018 Ford F-150 Lightning will be powered by a 3.5 liter EcoBoost engine. This engine will be capable of generating up to 365 hp at 5,000 rpm and 420 lb-ft of torque at 2,500 rpm. We can also expect and the 3.5-liter V-6 engine and that will be probably the base engine. The current F-150 uses this one as well. This engine is capable of generating up to 283 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque. When it comes to the transmission system, both engines will most likely use 6-speed automatic transmission. EPA rates information is still unavailable.
2018 Ford F-150 Lightning – Possible Arrival Date and Estimated Cost:
The release date of the newly 2018 Ford F-150 Lightning will be probably next year in the second half. When it comes to prices, there is no official information about it, but we assume that the starting price of this model is going to be around $30.000.