The redesigned version 2022 Ford F-150 is arriving, and it should feature a healthy list of important upgrades over the previous generation. Alongside this model, Blue Oval also confirms the all-electric and fan-favorite Raptor versions.
From the information that we got, all models of the F-150 will be introduced in the spring of 2021. Soon after that, or precisely at the end of the year, we can expect sales to start. For 2022, Ford is preparing many upgrades, including better styling, and more equipment. Also, Raptor should be more powerful than ever, thanks to the new supercharged V8 taken from Shelby GT500.
2022 Ford F-150 Exterior
The 15th generation, 2022 Ford F-150, should gain many improvements over the previous generation. That means more attractive styling and probably a new platform that can carry a massive battery, and dual electric motors.
Even though Ford has made plenty of changes to the current model, the new F-150 will be slightly wider, and we can expect more modifications on the front fascia. According to Ford, there will be at least 11 grilles, and three different headlight designs to choose from various trim levels. The desert-pounding Raptor is the best option, that delivers a bit more visual aggression than the rest of the models.
Standard and Optional Features
Inside, the new 2022 Ford F-150 will provide plenty of standard features. The current entry-level model offers excellent comfort and a great package of technology. This model features an 8-inch touchscreen, plus wireless Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto connectivity.
On top of that, all F150s come standard with forward collision warning, hill start assists, pre-collision assist system with auto emergency braking, and a rearview camera. However, more amenities can be found on the upper trims, including a 12-inch touchscreen, digital gauge cluster, active park assist, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assists, and reverse brake assist.
2022 Ford F-150 Powertrain Specs
The new 2022 Ford F-150 will be available with few engine options depending on trim levels. For example, the entry-level model will use a 3.3-liter V6 producing 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. This engine is economical, with a city/highway fuel economy of 20/24 mpg (2WD), 19/22 mpg (4WD).
As for the Raptor model, rumor has it that Ford will offer a new supercharged V8 engine taken from Shelby GT500, delivering at least 760 horses. If that happens, Blue Oval will go in line with the upcoming Ram 1500 TRX, which uses a 702-horsepower Hellcat engine.
Hybrid and All-Electric Versions
Two of the most economical models are confirmed. According to some early reports, the hybrid version will be powered by the new PowerBoost gasoline-electric drivetrain, which combines a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 engine and an integrated 35-kW electric motor. This engine will probably use the new 10-speed automatic transmission.
As for the all-electric version, expect at least dual electric motors, delivering excellent performance and the best economy. EV half-ton pickup will probably match the PowerBoost model’s stated 12,000-pound-plus tow rating.
2022 Ford F-150 Release Date and Price
Blue Oval didn’t reveal any information about the release date and price of the 2022 Ford F-150. However, from many rumors, we can expect all versions to be introduced in the spring of 2021. Honestly, the most exciting news is the fan-favorite Raptor model, that will try to beat the upcoming Ram 1500 TRX.