Spy shots of heavily disguised 2009 Ford F150 test vehicles have slowly started leaking onto the internet, but nowhere have we gotten a true sense of what that all importanat truck will actually look like. Courtesy of pickuptruck.com, we have gotten a design sketch of the best selling vehicle in the United States.
Toyota and GM have both recently released completely remodeled and highly successful versions of their own full size pickups. As the F150 is Ford's bread and butter model, it needs to be a home run to ensure their independent survival. Beneath the skin, there is rumored to be a new line of more powerful and fuel efficient V8 engines as well as a new six speed automatic transmission. These V8s had better be good, as the current Triton engines are currently the also rans power wise versus their competitors. A 4.4 liter diesel option may also be made available but there is currently no confirmation from Ford on that rumor.
So how will Ford's historically conservative F-150 buyers take to the new "Edge-lite" three chrome bar front grille? Time will only tell on that point.