FoMoCo introduces the 2013MY Ford F-150

Article by Christian Andrei, on June 4, 2012

Ford Motor Company introduced today the all-new 2013 Ford F-150, an updated version of the best-selling line of pickups in America. As expected, the new updates include a new front-end design, advanced technologies such as MyFord Touch with voice-activated driver controls but also new high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps.

Moreover, the 2013MY introduces a new Limited luxury model and availability of the groundbreaking EcoBoost engine, powerful 6.2-liter V8, but also electronic-locking rear axle and Hill Descent Control. Regarding the design, the 2013 Ford F-150 offers a new front grille, new HID projector headlamps and new sets of 18- and 20-inch wheels offered in various trim packages.

The power-telescoping and power-folding trailer-tow sideview mirrors are a segment-exclusive and promise to add flexibility and convenience. The 2013MY F-150 introduces three new colors: including Blue Jeans Metallic, Kodiak Brown Metallic and Ruby Red Clearcoat Metallic.

The interior features a new 4.2-inch multifunction display and MyFord Touch interfaces, but also new environment colors such as Steel Gray interior on Lariat and a Black interior for King Ranch. The FX Appearance Package now adds Alcantara seat inserts that amplify its sporty persona. For the Platinum series, we find Black or Pecan leather seating.

The SYNC voice-activated communications and entertainment system with 911 Assist and Vehicle Health Report is offered as standard in the XLT series and above. This feature enables hands-free, voice-activated control of enabled mobile devices. Buyers may choose from an optional suite of SYNC Services, including Traffic Information, Turn-by-Turn Directions, Business Search, Send to SYNC from Google Maps and MapQuest, News, Sports, Weather and Horoscopes.

Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited series models are equipped with SYNC with MyFord Touch and feature an all-new 8-inch LCD color touch screen mounted in the center stack. The 2013 Ford F-150 comes with four engine choices. The 3.7-liter four-valve Ti-VCT V6 delivers 302 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 278 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm.

This engine is able to deliver a fuel economy of 17 mpg city and best-in-class 23 mpg highway (4x2). The 5.0-liter liter four-valve dual-overhead-camshaft Ti-VCT V8 delivers 360 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and has a fuel economy of 21 mpg highway, unsurpassed 15 mpg city (4x2). The 6.2-liter two-valve single-overhead-camshaft V8 delivers 411 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 434 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,500 rpm. Fuel economy is 13 mpg city, 18 mpg highway (4x2). The 3.5-liter Ti-VCT EcoBoost engine delivers 365 horsepower at 5,000 rpm on regular fuel and 420 lb.-ft. of torque at 2,500 rpm. Fuel economy is 16 mpg city, 22 mpg highway.

Press Release

2013 Ford F-150

Ford Motor Company celebrates introduction of the new 2013 Ford F-150 - part of the best-selling line of pickups in America - with the agricultural professionals and leaders of tomorrow.

"Like our hardworking customers, Ford is committed to getting the job done right with our industry-leading trucks," said Mark Fields, Ford president of The Americas. "The 2013 F-150 demonstrates our commitment to continuously improving our trucks with new features and capabilities, allowing F-Series owners to be increasingly productive."

For 2013, the Ford F-150 receives new front-end design and advanced technologies such as MyFord Touch® with voice-activated driver controls and available high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps.

"Farm families have always represented an important F-Series truck constituency," said Doug Scott, Ford Truck group marketing manager and FFA sponsor board member. "For these multitasking customers, a Ford pickup means family transportation, economic livelihood, rugged capability and reliability. Like FFA, Ford pickups are an enduring agricultural tradition, and we are delighted to join forces with them to reveal the new F-150 models."

America's pickup

For 2013, the most fuel-efficient and capable light-duty pickup on the market continues to push forward with updated design and advanced technologies. Ford F-150 also adds even more breadth to its expansive lineup with a new Limited luxury model and availability of the groundbreaking EcoBoost® engine, powerful 6.2-liter V8, electronic-locking rear axle and Hill Descent Control™.

Outside, the Ford F-150 lineup gets bold new grilles combining fresh designs with instantly recognizable F-Series cues highlighted on the XLT model revealed today.

New HID projector headlamps are available as a segment-first technology to deliver improved visibility and increase driver confidence.

HID technology provides exceptional lighting performance while contributing a distinctive look with stylish L-shaped lamps.

Ford F-150 style also is enhanced with new 18- and 20-inch wheels offered in various trim packages.

Segment-exclusive power-telescoping and power-folding trailer-tow sideview mirrors add flexibility and convenience when operating in tight quarters, while enabling class-leading visibility.

Ford F-150 pickups are available in three new hues including Blue Jeans Metallic, Kodiak Brown Metallic and Ruby Red Clearcoat Metallic.

Truck-focused technology

The 2013 Ford F-150 adds Ford's award-winning SYNC® voice-activated communications and entertainment system with 911 Assist® and Vehicle Health Report as standard equipment in XLT series and above. This enables hands-free, voice-activated control of enabled mobile devices.

Buyers may choose from an optional suite of SYNC Services, including Traffic Information, Turn-by-Turn Directions, Business Search, Send to SYNC from Google Maps and MapQuest, News, Sports, Weather and Horoscopes.

Ford F-150 also introduces SYNC paired with a new 4.2-inch LCD center-stack screen that provides enhanced displays of audio and climate-control functions. In addition, the instrument cluster contains a 4.2-inch driver-configurable LCD productivity screen including menus for gauge setup, trip computer, fuel economy and towing/off-road applications.

Lariat, King Ranch®, Platinum and Limited series models are equipped with SYNC with MyFord Touch, adding voice control to more vehicle systems coupled with an all-new, large 8-inch LCD color touch screen mounted in the center stack. This package adds a media hub with two USB ports, an SD card reader and audio/video input jacks.

Ford's unique truck interface allows drivers to tailor their vehicle to their specific needs, such as wearing work gloves.

This premium system can be augmented with an available voice-activated Navigation System, SD map-card reader, point-of-interest storage and integrated SiriusXM Travel Link.

Interior design

The 2013 F-150 offers a range of interior updates. The new 4.2-inch multifunction display and MyFord Touch interfaces gave designers the opportunity to deliver a more modern center stack and control layout. Several new environment colors include a Steel Gray interior on Lariat and a Black interior for King Ranch. Both of these series receive upgraded wood grain appliqués to enhance premium style.

The aggressive FX Appearance Package now adds Alcantara seat inserts that amplify its sporty persona.

The Platinum series - synonymous with high-end trucks - offers new choices of Black or Pecan leather seating.

Ford F-150 continues to offer a wide array of models and packages, allowing buyers to tailor their Ford pickup to their individual needs and preferences.

Fuel-efficient capability

From the powerful yet fuel-efficient EcoBoost® engine to the mighty 6.2-liter V8, the most powerful eight-cylinder engine in the segment, Ford F-150 offers an engine to meet the needs of every customer. Each engine across the F-150 lineup is mated to a fuel-saving electronic six-speed automatic transmission with tow/haul mode, with tow packages and STX series and above adding SelectShift® capability.

2013 Ford F-150 engine choices include:

3.7-liter four-valve Ti-VCT V6
Best-in-class 302 horsepower at 6,500 rpm
Unsurpassed 278 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm vs. V6 competitors
Best-in-class 17 mpg city and best-in-class 23 mpg highway (4x2)
Best-in-class 6,100 pounds maximum trailer tow vs. V6 competitors
5.0-liter four-valve dual-overhead-camshaft Ti-VCT V8
Best-in-class 360 horsepower at 5,500 rpm vs. standard V8 competitors
21 mpg highway, unsurpassed 15 mpg city (4x2)
Best-in-class 10,000 pounds maximum trailer tow vs. standard V8 competitors
6.2-liter two-valve single-overhead-camshaft V8
Best-in-class 411 horsepower at 5,500 rpm
Best-in-class 434 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,500 rpm
13 mpg city, 18 mpg highway (4x2)
Best-in-class 11,300 pounds maximum trailer tow
3.5-liter Ti-VCT EcoBoost engine
365 horsepower at 5,000 rpm on regular fuel
Best-in-class 420 lb.-ft. of torque at 2,500 rpm vs. premium V8 competitors
Up to 90 percent peak torque available from 1,700 rpm to 5,000 rpm
Best-in-class 11,300 pounds maximum trailer tow vs. all competitors
Best-in-class 3,120 pounds payload vs. all competitors
Unsurpassed 16 mpg city, 22 mpg highway vs. all competitors
"The 2013 Ford F-150 adds more style and technology that sets a benchmark for capability and efficiency in light-duty pickups," said F-150 Marketing Manager Raj Sarkar. "We continue to focus on the no-compromise solution for our customers, giving them all of the conveniences and technologies they want with the capability they need and the fuel efficiency to go further."

 

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