Spy shots show the all-new F-150's restyled cabin, and boy does it look good.
Ford's golden goose - the light-duty F-150 pickup truck - is getting a head-to-toe redesign in the near future as Ford does everything it can to keep the model relevant next to significantly fresher full-size truck offerings from GM and FCA. Already we've gotten a look at all the different exterior colors that will allegedly be available, thanks to a leak from an automotive touch-up paint supplier, and one or two spy sightings have given us an idea of what to expect from the exterior design.
Now, we're getting a good look at the all-new truck's interior, thanks to some spy photos recently posted to F150GEN14.
The photos, shared just this week by F150GEN14 user Sequoia Sam, depict a more upright, orthogonal center stack whose centerpiece is an infotainment touchscreen noticeably larger than what's in the current truck. Based on the images, we'd guess it has a diagonal length of about 12 inches - on par with the 2019 Ram 1500's optional big screen.
Underneath the screen, there's a thick bar running horizontally to split up the space, separating it from the hard controls for the HVAC, radio, and seat functions. The knobs have bigger, more obvious knurls than those in the outgoing truck.
There's also something more innovate than simply having a bigger screen and more knobby knobs: a collapsable shift lever that stows away to yield a flattened surface. Keeping to form: there's no rotary or column-mounted shifter to be found here.
All in all, while not a huge departure from the current Ford F-150 Lariat interior, the new one looks a bit cleaner, better sorted, and up-market. The same might be said for the truck as a whole, which carries forth the established brawny F-150 design language, only better.
Ford is expected to show off its new light-duty full-size pickup this June, although those plans might be subject to change if the COVID-19 outbreak continues to throttle business for much longer. We'll keep you posted.