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2021 FORD F-150 PRODUCTION TIMELINE POSSIBLY LEAKED

A Recent Forum Post May Have Told All

2021 Ford F-150
Credit: Sketchmonkey

Between the pent up anticipation for the 2021 Ford Bronco and the auto industry battling the COVID-19 pandemic, one could be forgiven for overlooking another major product debut hiding in the long shadow cast by the coronavirus: the 2021 Ford F-150. The fourteenth-generation F-Series will represent a continuation of the best-selling vehicle in the United States, and based on reports, both confirmed and speculative, the upcoming pickup truck will continue in its revolutionary traditions as seen from all thirteen generation trucks before it. And according to a recent forum post, the all-new Ford F-150 could be ready to order as soon as June, COVID be damned.

The timeline is completely unconfirmed, and it seems almost too near in the future for it to be true, all things considered. But with that in mind, we’ll soon know if it’s on target or not. F150Gen14.com has outlined that the 2021 Ford F-150 order books will open as soon as June 21, 2020 – less than two months from now – with the first salable builds coming from the Dearborn Assembly Plant by September 28, 2020. Kansas City will follow suit on October 26, 2020. All of these dates have been adjusted from their original timeline. At first, the order books were to open May 11, Dearborn production August 17, and Kansas City September 14. Again, allegedly.

New F-150
An all-electric F-150 truck: coming in 2022.

That being said, the timeline is fortified by other 14th-generation F-150 details that check out, either based on official confirmation, various patents, as well as leaked color samples. Based on the timeline, we will see both the gasoline and hybrid versions of the all-new 2021 F-150 launch this year, with an all-new 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor and 2022 F-150 EV launching next year.

While it’s expected to drastically move the needle in terms of technology, refinement and breadth of powertrain options, the 2021 F-150 isn’t expected to look like anything too far out of the ordinary. This is based on spy shots of both the interior and exterior, showing off a familiar design language both inside and out. But considering that the F-Series is the best selling nameplate in America, that’s probably the right thing to do.

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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