The most popular Ford F-Series is the F-150 pickup without any doubt. This vehicle is one of the best-selling models in the U.S. since 1981. It is expected that the manufacturer will soon release the 2017 Ford F-150 Diesel trim in the upcoming market.
Its aluminum body is likely to get refreshments. Changes in the interior and exterior will be substantial. The front fascia will get newly designed grille with some major updates in its headlights and fog lights. If spectators look at its front bumper, then some minor changes can be seen with more unchanged features.
2017 Ford F-150 Diesel Performance
According to car experts, “To wear the term Diesel, Ford F-150 is expected to cater necessary identifications. With the thought of making a Diesel running vehicle, the manufacturer will debut this pickup truck as mid-cycle refreshment.”
Well, there are many spy spots available to car experts. As soon as the original model gets launched, it will confirm about all these rumors. One of the spy shots has revealed the emissions’ calibration code – JFC1-3.0-966. This explains a control unit, vehicle tag number and engine displacement.
Here, ‘3.0’ specifies the engine displacement parameter. This means 2017 Ford F-150 Diesel is expected to equip with 3.0 liters Lion engine. Further proof has come from its incorporation of Venturi exhaust tip. This exhaust tips are exclusively used to improve emission efficiency of diesel engines.
It has been expected that 2017 Ford F-150 Diesel might get a V6 engine that can produce up to 254 hp and 440 lb-ft. The more about the same will be available when this vehicle will reach Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2016, or this might be introduced at the North American International Auto Show in January 2017.
The mill is expected to mate with a 10-speed transmission system (automatic). This might be the welcome addition to this new pickup. The towing capacity of Ford F-150 series ranges from 7000 – 12000 lbs. It will be interesting to see what the towing capacity of F-150 Diesel would be.
Price and Rivals
Still, there is no official announcement of the actual price from the manufacturer. This is for sure that Ford will not dissatisfy any of its buyers at any aspect. It is expected that the base model will get a price of $30,000. It’s obvious that 2017 Ford F-150 Diesel costs more that the gasoline version.
Looking at its competitors, the new Ford F-150 Diesel is likely to fight against two main rivals that include the Chevrolet Silverado and Ram 1500.