Ford announces two new F-150 pickup trucks

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By James Raia
Production of the next generation of the popular Ford F-150 pickup trucks series has started. The trucks will be made in the company’s Dearborn, Michigan, plant. They’re expected to go on sale in November.

The launch of the country’s top-selling vehicle is “on time and on track,” said new company CEO Jim Farley. It’s a top choice for RVers.

The 2022 Ford F-150 pickup truck.
The 2022 Ford F-150 pickup truck..

Ford also simultaneously announced it will join the highly competitive electric truck market in mid-2022. It’s when a battery-electric version is expected to debut.

According to the manufacturer, the battery-electric version of the Ford F-150 pickup trucks will have a lifetime cost of ownership roughly half of the current gas-powered model. It also will include a large front trunk in place of an engine.

Ford’s entry into the EV truck market with its 2022 model will occur after the pending debuts of the anticipated trucks. The 2021 GMC Hummer EV electric pickup, 2021 Rivian R1T electric truck and 2021 Tesla are pending.

Ford sells almost 900,000 F-Series pickup trucks a year. Its segment-leading status generated about $42 billion in revenue last year.

Few additional details of the new Ford F-150 were announced, nor was there further information about Ford’s pending EV truck.

The current Ford F-150 pickup truck has a towing capacity of 5,000 to 8,000 pounds.

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James Raia, a syndicated columnist in Sacramento, California, publishes a free weekly automotive podcast and electronic newsletter. Sign-ups are available on his website, www.theweeklydriver.com. He can be reached via email: james@jamesraia.com.

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TomJ
1 month ago

Your towing figures for the current F-150 are way too low. 5000-8000 lbs towing is incorrect. The actual tow treating off the 2020 F-150 is 7700 lbs all the way up to 13,200 lbs. Take a look at the Ford towing PDF if you need to reference facts. Of course, if you Google the answer, right away you’ll get the incorrect information that you stated. Scroll down a couple more rows and you’ll see the official Ford guide. 😉
Also, the picture you show of a “2022 F-150” is fictional too. The 2021’s were just released as to what they would look like, and only a couple of models. What you are showing is a current generation F-150 Raptor ( 2017-2020). Also seeing as you are an RV site, most people that tow would not purchase a Raptor model F-150, as it’s purpose is not too tow, but instead go fast off road. Practically any other configuration of the F-150 is better for towing than a Raptor model.

BILLY Bob Thronton
26 days ago
Reply to  TomJ

Non-sense on the towing numbers. If Google says it, then it’s true. Remember this, I read it on the internet, so it must be true.

Gabe
1 month ago

Your towing figures are way off. Check your sources.