• Jan 7th 2008 at 12:02PM
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click above for more spy shots of the 2009 Ford F-150

We've already seen some revealing spy shots of the 2009 Ford F-150 that's scheduled to debut next week at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, but the angle was such that we couldn't see the pickup's new face very clearly. Enter KGP Photography, which has just snapped a couple pics of the new grille head on. There's a clearly a lot of influence from the Super Duty line of truck's in the F-150's new design. You can also see the shape of the headlight clusters are very close to those on vehicles like the Edge and Taurus X, with a main headlamp sitting on top of smaller front turn signals. As there are practically a billion configurations for the F-150 that range from stripper work trucks to pampering pickups, don't expect this to be the F-150's only grille. Judging by the fact that there are a pair of foglamps on the front of this prototype, though, we suspect it's an up-level version of the truck.

UPDATE: Check out the F-150's new badge on the truck at Pickuptruck.com.

[Photos: KGP Photography]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Never mind the grille ... have you seen how many buttons are on that console!
        • 7 Years Ago
        I'm actually rather surprised about the fact that the F-series isn't going to get Sync, specifically to remedy that issue. Sync is extremely elegantly designed when it's got the touch screen rather than that stupid system that the Focus got. This would eliminate a whole TON of those controls, or at least make them look nicer.

        I do like the grille, though. I'm not a HUGE fan of the 3-bar car grille, though I do think it looks much better than much of what else is out there, and I do really like the Super Duty grille, so it's nice that the F-150 will be getting something uber-masculine, rather than soft and stupid, like the Tundra and Silverado have.
        • 7 Years Ago
        F-150 is getting sync along with super duty
      • 7 Years Ago
      apparently all of you with negative comments are in the minority here as ford goes into 32nd year it will be the best selling truck on the road. tuners shouldnt comment on trucks as when you do some real research you will see that no other truck in the market comes close to ford in performance, construction and just a solid package.
      love it or hate it, it's a B.A. line of trucks.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Hmm... Chevy/GMC is the best selling truck by a long shot. Sales numbers for Ford F-Series = 690,589
        And for Silverado/Sierra = 826,500
        • 7 Years Ago
        SK:

        Just because the GMC Sierra and the Silverado are pretty much the same vehicle doesn't mean anything. GM created what in their mind is two different trucks, one is "professional grade" after all. They are marketed as separate trucks, they are tested as separate trucks, and they are sold at separate dealers. You can't walk into a GMC dealer and say, "Oh I'd like a GMC Silverado since it's the same as a Sierra." You need to go to Chevy to get the Silverado.

        The F-150 gets the title for best selling TRUCK, see that, truck is singular. The title isn't for best selling trucks. If you want to say the Sierra/Silverado are the best selling FAMILY of trucks, then go ahead, but I'm tired of hearing people say the GM twins are the best selling truck when it's not.

        /end rant
      • 7 Years Ago
      Nice Kill button on top of the dash! Put a big red button maked "DO NOT PUSH" on the dash and watch your friends go into convulsions trying not to push it.
        • 7 Years Ago
        The big red button is to stop the engine and stop the gas pump.

        All mules have them.

        And I want one.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The grilles in the two different sets of spy shots are obviously different from each other. The new pics are derivative of the heavy-duty model design, while the older one is more car-like. This is obvious and you would think autoblog.com would look at these things before they post them. The middle bar is different in each, and the side portions of the grille are not evident in the earlier photo. I suspect the earlier truck is one of the more premium trims, while the new one is a more work-based trim level, fog lamps or not.
      • 7 Years Ago
      u idiot u cant put silverado and sierra sales together.
      why dont u include g6, Aura, Malibu, 9-3 together than, get real. u make as much since as toyota cheating putting scion sales in toyota sales. get a life.
        • 7 Years Ago
        ok your an ahole... oh excuse me i didnt spell that correctly either.
        • 7 Years Ago
        u idiot lern to punkuate and speel werds rite.

        Up until recently you COULD have lumped Chevy and GMC truck sales. The only thing that separated them was the grilles, some badging, and the cloth used on the seats.
        But if they DID count them as one truck, Ford would have to also and count Blackwood and Mark LT sales and add them to the F Series to get close to GM's....... oh. Right. Whoops.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Personally, I just don't like the new grill. I don't like it on the F-250 and F-350 either. I prefer the GM/Chev at this point. But people will vote with their wallets and see if sales hold even, climb or drop.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Grill looks like a swing gate at a jack-ass ranch.

      BUT

      If Ford's new F150 fails to provide Head & Shoulders Side Airbags to save my wife and me in a crash then it is the parting of ways after 63 years. Hello TOYTA ! !
      • 7 Years Ago
      Spy shots and Ford F150 for some reason just don't get the blood flowing like Spy shots and well almost anything else.

      While it's hugely important to Ford it's like spyshots of a dishwasher IMO.

      Nothing against the truck, would buy a F150 over any other truck if I needed one
      Bryan
      • 7 Years Ago
      Well it is either this or a Mustang for me at the end of this year so I would like to see what both are going to look like finished already. How many days until the unveiling in Detroit???
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