We’re so used to hearing about delays in production and unveilings these days, we’ve just come to expect them. For instance, last week sources told us that the all-new 2021 Ford F-150 was finally going to make a private media debut on June 15th, followed by a public unveiling on June 18th. However, thanks to new information from those familiar with the matter, Ford Authority has learned that both the dates have now changed, with the public reveal set to take place on June 25th.
Given the current circumstances in a world severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, it makes public gatherings a bit of a problem. As such, The Blue Oval has nixed the idea for an in-person reveal for the 2021 Ford F-150 and will reveal the vehicle online instead.
None of this is particularly surprising, as the automaker was probably holding out hope that it could give the 14th generation F-150 a proper reveal. Unfortunately, that’s just not possible right now, and no one really knows when it might be. So we’ll just have to soak in the details of the 2021 Ford F-150 digitally instead.
Meanwhile, production of the new F-150 remains on track. The first units are set to begin rolling off the line at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant on October 12th and at the Ford Kansas City Assembly plant on November 9th, dates that were essentially confirmed via a recently leaked summer shutdown schedule. Ford also officially stated the week prior that the new Ford F-150 was still on track for a fall release.
The 2021 F-150 is going to pack a host of new features, including a revamped interior with a stow-away shifter, a large infotainment screen, and more. It might even check a thing or two off our wish list of things we want to see from the all-new pickup truck. And then there’s the matter of finding out whether there will actually be an all-new Raptor as part of the 2021 F-150 lineup, or whether it will simply be a carry-over of the current model until an all-new Raptor is ready.
We’ve been waiting for 2021 Ford F-150 for a while now, and a week-long delay in its reveal isn’t all that big a deal. Hopefully this timeline doesn’t change.
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Where’s the bronco reveal date? Isn’t it still confirmed for Spring? If it is, the bronco release should happen before the F-150
The new F-150 presentation must include one hybrid and one electric model each, so future Ford customers can begin to pay reservations ahead of any competition, just as Ford did for the Mustang Mach-E.
This will not be the last delay for either the F150 or the Broncos. It also doesn’t look different enough from the current model to get customers excited. I am losing sales to the redesigned Chevy & Ram that both look different than their previous models.
Yes the fact that the “all new” model gets new front and rear ends doesn’t make it all-new and this is concerning. Ford needs to go more aggressive with its design… its holding back and playing it safe, which will nite it in the long run.
I not sure apart what ford can actually change on a pick up design apart from the front and maybe part of the back.Ford could make the front more ugly then the GM models but that would be a impossible and have the complicated shapes and fancy shaped lights you do the more cost for a owner to repair or more expensive insurance bill.A pick is always going to have a bed and a tailgate you can not change the design area if you want to keep it practical just look at the pig ugly telsa truck for what happens when you go radicall.The bits ford are the bits that people what and bits the others don’t offer like on board generator.Hopefully ford offer the tailgate opition like there panitent that they filled.And just rember ford was the first to offer a step at the back for easy getting in the others just followed the leader.