The 2023 Ford F-150 marks the third model year of the iconic pickup’s 14th generation. There’s several new additions in store for the iconic pickup, including the all-new F-150 Rattler as a budget off-road-focused variant; the 2023 F-150 Raptor R bringing the performance; and of course, the recently revealed F-150 Heritage Edition. The throwback trim level pays tribute to the 75-year history of the Ford F-Series lines, and the people responsible for building it are fans of the design.
The 2023 Ford F-150 Heritage Edition “brings some employees back to the golden age of their upbringing,” according to Ford. The color patterns and details are reminiscent of the first F-150, which was introduced in 1948. In fact, The Blue Oval makes sure passengers are greeted with a reminder of its long-running bloodline every time they get in their truck, and are greeted with a welcome screen of the Ford logo, proclaiming 1948 – 2023. The center console is embossed with a “Heritage Edition” nameplate, and classic striped fabric throws it back to the pickup’s early generations.
“I really like the throwback scheme of this Heritage Edition,” said Arthur Byron Egans, inspector in the F-150 final department. “It brings an automatic smile to my face… I think back to my dad having a two-tone F-150 in the past. It’s nice to see it back.” Brian Miller, F-150 launch manager at the Ford Kansas City Assembly plant, shares a similar sentiment. “This is a jolt for F-150,” he said. “To me, it is a tribute to the legacy we’ve been raised on. I’m happy to be a part of it and I have great love for Ford.” The Heritage Edition will be exclusively produced at the Kansas City plant.
The 2023 Ford F-150 Heritage Edition is exclusively part of the XLT model range, and will become available once order banks for the F-150 open up in July.