Roughly one year ago, a report indicated that the Ford F-150 would receive a mid-cycle refresh in 2025, which seemed a bit far out considering the fact that the venerable pickup typically gets refreshed every three years or so. Now, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that the 2024 Ford F-150 will arrive next year with a refresh for both the gas and hybrid-powered versions of the pickup, which is a bit sooner than previously expected.
Arriving in 2023 for the 2024 model year, the refreshed F-150 will boast a new front end and a revised interior – the types of changes we’ve come to expect from mid-cycle refreshes from The Blue Oval, particularly in terms of its pickups. The 2024 Ford F-150 is being tested right now ahead of next year’s debut. A 2023 introduction would align the current generation Ford F-150 with a regular product cadence of six years – three for the pre-refresh model and three for the post-refresh pickup. The previous generation pickup adhered to that standard.
As for exactly what these changes might entail, the lineup could be supplemented by the addition of a new infotainment system powered by Google, which has yet to debut but is expected to arrive in the near future, possibly as part of the 2024 Ford Mustang. As Ford Authority previously reported, the potential Sync 4 successor was expected to arrive on the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning, but that did not happen.
At this moment, it is unclear if the F-150 Lightning will itself be refreshed. Ford CEO Jim Farley recently stated that the second generation Lightning won’t utilize the gasoline pickup’s platform, a statement that potentially hints at a shorter lifespan for the fully electric variant that follows its own timeline outside of its internal combustion powered counterpart.