Late last week, images of the 2023 Ford F-150 Heritage Edition surfaced online, serving as a potential sign that The Blue Oval planned to introduce a model ostensibly celebrating the company’s 120th anniversary. The truck in question featured a unique two-tone paint pattern that suggested it would significantly depart from anything currently offered on any F-150 pickup. Sure enough, The Blue Oval officially announced the all-new Heritage Edition this morning, as a tribute to 75 years of continuous Ford F-Series production.
Without a doubt, the two-tone paint pattern is the biggest change the 2023 Ford F-150 Heritage Edition will bring to the lineup when it arrives in late 2022. The Blue Oval refers to this particular design as the A-B-A exterior paint pattern, with A referring to the roof and pillars, B corresponding to the truck’s midsection, and C pertaining to the bumpers, lower door, and lower body. Fortunately, the automaker isn’t limiting the Heritage Edition to one or two color options, as five midsection choices are available:
- Race Red midsection featuring upper and lower Carbonized Gray paint
- Atlas Blue midsection featuring upper and lower Agate Black paint
- Antimatter Blue midsection featuring upper and lower Carbonized Gray paint
- Avalanche midsection featuring upper and lower Agate Black paint
- Area 51 midsection featuring upper and lower Agate Black paint
In addition to the unique two-tone paint options, every 2023 Ford F-150 Heritage Edition features special interior touches throughout the cabin. For starters, slate gray and black is designed to complement distinct seat trim covers that will incorporate their own inserts not featured on other F-150 trims or packages. Additionally, the center console lid and windshield get special embossing and a white “75 Years” logo to boot. The Sync 4 touchscreen gets slightly reconfigured to produce that same logo and animation on startup too.
2023 Ford F-150 Heritage Edition pricing is slated to be revealed once the order banks open up in mid-July, and the new model is exclusively part of the XLT model range. Additionally, the automaker confirmed what Ford Authority already reported, that order banks will in fact open up at that time. The company did not announce a specific production timeframe, but as it currently stands, 2023 production is expected to begin in October. The new addition will be supplemented by the all-new F-150 Rattler and the Raptor R, but the latter has yet to be officially introduced.