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The System Will Meet Demands Of Construction Work And Overlanding Alike

The 2021 Ford F-150 reveal is expected to happen soon, and with it comes interesting information from our tip line. According to MC&T sources, the fourteenth-generation Ford F-150 will feature an on-board generator for the first time. And we’re not talking in the range-extending, PHEV sense. We’re talking about a built-in inverter generator for use on the job site, and off-the-grid applications. It’s about damn time.

It’s not just a need for a generator on the job site to power an array of tools. For instance, as off-the-grid setups have exploded in sophistication and popularity (turning into new-age expressions of wealth and opulence), demand for on-board generator systems have increased with this movement. Integrating an on-board generator into the 2021 Ford F-150 should end up saving owners plenty of space in the truck bed, although it’s currently unknown how much such an option would cost. Just the same, it’s currently unknown as to which trim levels and variants the available generator would be offered on. However, it is believed to be offered on the gasoline model, as well as the F-150 Hybrid.

Ford may have teased prototype inverter generator systems on various SEMA trucks, such as the BDS Ford F-350 from last year, pictured above. Before that, the Transfer Flow Ford F-150 from SEMA 2018, pictured far up top, featured a 2,000 Watt inverter system with AC an USB ports. A video below loosely shows how these systems work.

Along with a generator, the 2021 Ford F-150 is expected to feature over-the-air updates for the first time ever, thanks to advancements in its electrical architecture and processing power. Some leaked features include a stowable shifter, a larger infotainment screen, while the engine lineup goes largely unchanged. Adding to the lineup will be a 3.5L V6 hybrid F-150, as well as a fully electric F-150 down the road.

The timeline of the 14th-generation F-150 has not been without delays, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, production has been pushed to October 2020, after originally targeting a summer timeline.

The new F-150 will be entrusted with being the lifeblood of Ford Motor Company. It currently holds two championship belts – one as the best selling pickup truck in America, and the other being the best selling vehicle in America, period. Moreover, the current F-150 carries an average transaction price of over $51,000 – roughly $16,000 more than the the industry average.

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Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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