• May 23, 2007
Development of the next generation F150 is running flat out in anticipation of the pickup's 2009 debut. The program has progressed to the point of wheeling prototypes of different cab and bed configurations around Detroit Rock City. The spy shot ninjas at KGP snagged some really clear pictures of the new trucks dressed in Tempur-Pedic livery. It's not a shock that Ford's keeping the future of their biggest seller under tight wraps, with acres of foam and custom dash covers hiding much of the new interior.
From what we can glean by examining the pictures, there's a new three-bar grille, and the headlights look reminiscent of what's on the Expedition, but larger. The bed looks really tall, but that's likely a ruse created with foam. The interior looks comfortable and accomodating, just like the current F150s furnishings, and we'll have to wait until we can try one before we pass judgement on materials and fit and finish. The truck wars are currently at a fever pitch, and we're anticipating it to only heat up within the next year and a half. Rumor has it that the new F150 might roll out in about six months at the North American International Auto Show. If it does, the Tundra/GMT900/FSeries Battle Royale will make for some very good trucks from all sides, and it will be entertaining to watch the brands beat eachothers brains out in advertising.


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Put a small diesel in it that gets decent fuel mileage and I'll be interested.
        • 7 Years Ago
        You'll see a new "Lion" 4.4-litre diesel sometime in 2010.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That was uninformative. Let us know when you can actually see what it looks like.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Between this, the upcoming Ram, the new GM's, and the Tundra...well, that's a lot of great, new trucks to pick from.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Bigger, bigger, bigger... This is all well and good, but aren't there f-250s for the need for bigger trucks... I miss my 1994, great size, wonderful styling, and reasonable power from a pushrod motor that I could sit on the front fender and dangle my legs into the engine bay while working on (much less space occupied thanks to the lack of OHC's)... Build me a half-ton that is only a half-ton not a Five-eighths-ton...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yeah, I am sure it will get great gas mileage too. Unless you have a real business need for this you would have to be a fool to buy one of these with 4.00 a gallon gas most likely to be the norm by the time this comes out.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Im gonna go out on a limb, and say its going to look like the new Expedition: http://images.automotive.com/reviews/images/07-expedition-hero.jpg

      Just as ugly...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I got to see a F-150 Prototype in Pennsylvania it was big and fully loaded!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Anyone else here word that they are going to discontinue the rear doors on the regular cab? I hope to see more of this soon.
      Bryan
      • 7 Years Ago
      I am eagerly anticipating this truck. My next vehicle will be between this and an 09 Mustang. I have an 04 non-heritage xlt reg cab with the half doors and I love it! I hope they don't get rid of the doors! They are very useful and makes getting back there with the extra space they provided with the last redesign very easy. My truck will hit 70k miles tomorrow, and I figure by the time 100k hits, it will be paid off and it can take a break in late 08 lol. Speaking of redesigns, autoblog looks better!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think y'all might of already covered these spy shots before.
      The only difference was the way the article was written.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The 4.4-liter diesel is out in the streets in severe testing and will be at the dealers in a little more than one year from now. A winning concept.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I cannot wait until this truck is unveiled!
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