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.