Next-Generation Ford F-150 And Raptor Look Better Than Ever


Expect for the evolutionary design to look about like this.

An all-new Ford F-150 and Ford F-150 Raptor are set to arrive for the 2021 model year. Chances are, a full reveal will take place sometime after the reborn Ford Bronco makes its debut appearance this spring. The 2020 Detroit Auto Show in June is a very likely possibility. Until then, we can already confirm this next-generation F-150 will be unlike any of its predecessors because it'll offer hybrid and all-electric variants. Electrification is coming to America's long-time best-selling vehicle and Ford promises it'll impress everyone. But unlike the Tesla Cybertruck, Ford is not deviating away from traditional pickup truck exterior design. Quite the opposite.

These rendered images of the 14th generation F-150 and the next off-road F-150 Raptor comes courtesy of F150Gen14 and they were created based on an eyewitness account of the fiberglass mockups.

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These anonymous inside sources claim what we're seeing here is very close to the real deal. Although the 2021 F-150 strongly resembles the outgoing generation, there are some notable differences. One example is the front grille. Compared to the current truck, the styling here removes the larger parallel slats that bisect the front end, creating a cleaner and more streamline design that also allows for improved ventilation and aerodynamics. Today's blocky lighting design has been replaced with a more refined look as well.

The rendering artist also created some mockups for the all-electric F-150. Although it'll look nearly the same as the regular F-150 inside and out, the main exterior change is the closed grille, similar to the Ford Mustang Mach-E design. And then there's the next F-150 Raptor.

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Sources claim the final design has been locked down but it won't debut for about another two years. Its overall styling will, once again, offer a far more enhanced and dramatic front end with the familiar Ford lettering stamped on the blacked-out open grille. Ford knows not to mess too much with a good thing and F-150 buyers are a loyal bunch. Going the route of the Cybertruck was very likely never even up for consideration by Ford's design team.

The evolutionary design track is undoubtedly the best way to go.

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