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.
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.