This is the futuristic F-150 cabin of our dreams.
The all-new Ford F-150 will make its big debut this year. To prevent alienating fans of Ford's best-selling pickup, the exterior will be subtly refined so it will still be instantly recognizable as an F-150. Instead, more significant changes will be found inside the cabin as the interior will be completely redesigned. With this in mind, artist Pablo Doldán has envisioned the 2021 Ford F-150 with a futuristic, high-tech interior. It's a shame it will never enter production, but we can still dream.
The artist has rendered the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor with a redesigned steering wheel featuring touch-sensitive controls, a massive Tesla-style portrait screen, and a noticeable lack of physical buttons. It's certainly pleasing to the eye, although the industry has come to learn that there's really no tactical replacement for certain buttons and knobs.
In reality, the interior of the 2021 Ford F-150 will look nothing like this, but it's still fun to imagine the next-gen truck with a more upscale interior that looks like it belongs in a luxury sedan rather than a workhorse truck.
Thanks to leaked photos, we already have a good idea of what the 2021 Ford F-150 will look like inside. While the infotainment screen won't be as large as this fictional design or be vertically stacked, it will still be a massive upgrade over the current model. Revealing leaked photos have shown the 2021 Ford F-150 will feature a new 15.5-inch infotainment display, a fully digital instrument cluster, and a stow-away shifter.
In addition to the upgraded cabin, there will also be some significant changes under the hood. While the standard engine options will most likely carry over, the all-new F-150 will spawn a new plug-in hybrid version for the first time as well as a fully electric version that will rival the Rivian R1T and Tesla Cybertruck.
Sadly, the new Ford F-150's debut date is still a mystery. Rumors claimed the redesigned pickup will debut on June 19, but these claims were found to be false. Customer deliveries are still expected to start this fall, however, so an official debut can't be too far away.