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2021 F-150 Seat Will Lay Flat For Nap Time Like A First-Class Airplane

Just last night, we caught our first official glimpse of the 2021 Ford F-150. That shadowy shot previewed the truck’s entirely new front end design and its very cool-looking daytime running lights that punctuate what is a series of brand new panels for the exterior of the pickup, as Ford Authority previously reported. However, there’s a lot going on in the new F-150’s cabin as well. And according to Reuters, that includes a very cool feature pertaining to at least one 2021 F-150 seat.

The news source recently ran a piece discussing the new F-150’s many attributes, including its ability to receive over-the-air updates and that bespoke new interior. But somewhat buried in the article was a brand-new tidbit that we have never heard before. “One prominent feature will be the lay-flat passenger seat like those seen in first-class cabins on some planes. You can basically live in the truck,” a mysterious source told Reuters.

This is a fascinating revelation, indeed. These days, more and more people are traveling off-road and participating in overlanding, keen to camp out in various remote places in the wilderness. This 2021 F-150 seat design is clearly geared at those folks, or even those who travel long distance and might need to catch a nap every now and then.

This is just one of the many cool interior features we’re expecting to see in the all-new 2021 Ford F-150 when it debuts on June 25th, 2020 at 8 pm EDT. The new interior will feature an available digital gauge cluster, an all-new center stack and center console, a stow-away shifter, and higher-quality materials. An onboard generator is also rumored to provide a separate power source, which will undoubtedly be extremely useful for both job sites and campers alike.

Most of the powertrains in the current F-150 will likely carry over to the new 2021 model, and will continue to be backed up by Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission. A hybrid F-150 will join those models at or close to the truck’s launch, followed by an all-electric F-150 by mid-2022. We expect a new version of the F-150 Raptor to launch roughly one year after the regular model.

We will be on hand for the new F-150’s unveiling next Thursday, so make sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series newsFord F-150 news, and 24/7 Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Ryan

    I see it more for long haul highway trips than for off roading. As the towing capacity of these trucks continues to grow, I see more and more people using half tons for commercial trucking. There’s also a lot of people that don’t necessarily haul anything but travel for a living (regional salesman, insurance adjusters, field service reps, etc) that would find this handy in a pinch.

  2. Adithya Ramachandran

    How many F150 drivers regularly Fly first class ? Probably very few. I think Lincoln navigator would serve the First class crowd better than a Truck. Put the feature there.

    1. Brett Foote

      Considering the fact that you can option a new F-150 to almost $80k, combined with the fact that a large percent of owners opt for higher trim levels, it’s probably more than you think.

  3. George S

    It’s nothing new. I don’t remember when reclining seats first came out? 1980’s maybe but the problem was the passenger seat would be in the recline position and even with a seatbelt on, the person still can be jettisoned forward in a collision under the seatbelt and be injured or worse.


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