Changes made for the 2018 Ford F-150
The full-size pickup truck class of the automotive industry has been the among the most competitive segments since its very inception. At the top of that class for more than 30 years is the Ford F-150. In order for one of the country’s most popular pickups to stay at the head of the class, the automaker’s design team need to stay ahead of trends. Many of the changes made for the 2018 Ford F-150 modernize the truck’s electronics suite. In addition to being more fuel efficient, the new F-150 also offers more connectivity options than before with the addition of a mobile internet hotspot.
Release date for the 2018 F-150
Just about everyone has some kind of information stored in the cloud that they need to access. For the most part, this is handled by our smartphones. Ford has joined a slowly growing number of manufacturers to offers a high-speed 4G LTE Wi-Fi mobile hotspot in its trucks, like the 2018 F-150. Up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices can access the stable signal simultaneously. Speaking of smartphone compatibility, the 2018 F-150 can now pair its Ford Sync infotainment system with applications from the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay suites. This new world of apps combined with enhanced Ford mobility services will serve F-150 owners more efficiently.
2018 F-150 performance upgrades
Houston Ford customers looking at taking home the entry- or base level models of the 2018 Ford F-150 will be getting a new power plant to work with. Replacing the 3.5-liter motor, a 3.3-liter, V-6 takes its place. The engine is still finishing final testing, but Ford estimates it will make the same amount of power while using less fuel. Official performance specs will be released later this winter.
If you would like to learn more about the changes made for the 2018 Ford F-150 before it arrives in the Houston Ford showroom, contact one of our product specialists today.