The all-new, 2021 Ford F-150 adds seven new colors to its roster: Antimatter Blue, Space White, Carbonized Gray, Kodiak Brown, Code Orange, Smoked Quartz Tinted Clearcoat, and Guard. Here’s our first look at the Guard option.
Assigned order code HN, Guard is a metallic color that’s one of 15 available hues for the 2021 Ford F-150. The green color is a no-cost option, but its availability is limited since the hue can’t be paired with certain packages or trims. For instance, it cannot be paired with the XLT Sport Appearance Package or the Lariat Sport Appearance Package. Additionally, it is completely shut out of the XL, Platinum, Limited, Tremor, and Raptor trims. Hence, the color can only be paired with XLT, Lariat and King Ranch trims.
Ford F-150 Trim Levels:
- King Ranch
Ford F-150 Interior Color Combinations:
- Black With Medium Dark Slate
- Black With Baja Tan
- Black With Carmelo
- Admiral Blue
- Medium Dark Slate
- Rhapsody Blue
As of this writing, the 2021 Ford F-150 is available at the retail and fleet level, as the Ford Dearborn Truck plant and Ford Kansas City Assembly plant have been producing the truck since September and October of 2020, respectively. Unfortunately, the ongoing microchip shortage has severely impacted output at both facilities, so shoppers interested in models clad in Guard should once again check with their dealers regarding pricing and availability of the light-duty trucks.
Ford Authority has extensively reported on the all-new, 14th generation 2021 Ford F-150, and the plethora of changes that arrived with the debut of the new truck, which include the introduction of the first-ever hybrid F-150, powered by the Ford 3.5L PowerBoost V6. Additionally, the newly introduced truck features a myriad of tech and features enhancements and additions, like Sync 4, the Interior Work Surface, Max Recline Seats, Pro Power Onboard, and more. This summer, the F-150 will gain Onboard Scales, active suspension tech, an all-new Tremor off-road trim level, while also reintroducing the F-150 Raptor back into the lineup after a brief hiatus.
More exciting changes await the F-150 for the 2022 model year, as the paradigm-busting F-150 Lightning is expected to arrive at U.S. dealerships next spring as the first-ever full-size electric pickup from a traditional American automaker. The upcoming model is already racking up an impressive number of reservations and has already been enthusiastically sampled by President Joe Biden.