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2024 Ford F-150 Refresh Spotted Testing For First Time

Back in September, Ford Authority reported that the Ford F-150 is expected to receive a mid-cycle refresh in 2023 for the 2024 model year, which falls right within the typical timeline for the perennially best-selling pickup after it was treated to a redesign for the 2021 model year. This would give it a regular product cadence of six years – three for the pre-refresh model and three for the post-refresh pickup, as was the case with the previous generation. Now, Ford Authority has spotted a 2024 Ford F-150 out testing for the very first time, and even though it’s clad in heavy camo, there are a few things that we can surmise from these photos.

For starters, the overall shape of this 2024 Ford F-150 prototype is very similar to the current model, which is to be expected from a basic refresh. The Blue Oval isn’t trying to reinvent the wheel here, but rather, keep the F-150 up to date in the hyper-competitive light-duty truck segment. As such, only the front and rear portions of this prototype are covered in camo, while the center/cab section looks essentially identical to the existing model.

What is notable is the fact that the tailgate is covered in heavy camo on this prototype as well, meaning that it could be hiding a pretty big change. As Ford Authority exclusively reported back in 2020, FoMoCo has been working on its own multifunction tailgate for the F-150 that’s expected to be similar to units already present on General Motors and Ram pickups. Adding fuel to the rumor fire is the fact that Ford filed a patent for a multifunction tailgate back in January. Finally, a set of EPA exhaust tips are present beneath the rear bumper, too.

Aside from revised front and rear fascias, the 2024 Ford F-150 will likely get some interior revisions as well – the types of changes we’ve come to expect from mid-cycle refreshes from The Blue Oval, particularly in terms of its pickups. That could include the addition of a new infotainment system powered by Google, which has yet to debut but is expected to arrive in the near future. As Ford Authority previously reported, the potential Sync 4 successor was expected to launch on the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning, but that did not happen.

At this moment, it is unclear if the F-150 Lightning will be refreshed alongside the ICE F-150. 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.

We’ll have much more on the F-150 soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series news, Ford F-150 news, and continuous 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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Comments

  1. Tim

    And great news it will cost less than the present F 150 !! Yeah right….dream on it will top at least at $115,000

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  2. Walter Thomas

    Can Ford design a new cab already? Better yet, an ALL-NEW design. Ford is known for rephrasing a refresh for (All-NEW). This design is underwhelming. No matter how many times they change the front and body panels design, it still looks like 2015, simply because it is the same structure and silhouette. Only loyalist find a desire to purchase this truck.

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    1. RWFA

      I almost thought you were going to recommend cybertruck.

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  3. mel, cope

    TROUBLES AT ALL DON,T KNOW IF I CAN AFORD A KNEW ONE SINCE THEY RAISED THE PRICE I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE ONE THEY HAVE BEEN XLT F150 5,0 ENG 4X4 THEY HAVE BEEN GREAT TRUCKS BEAING RETIRED CUTS YOUR MONEY MEL COPE. HAVE HAD SEVEN KNEW F 150 PICKUPS HAVE HAD NO

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  4. RWFA

    I’m actually surprised nobody is complaining about the grille design yet.

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    1. blksn8k

      Kinda hard to complain about something you can’t see. But then again I’m guessing that was sort of your point, eh?

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  5. CWJ

    This truck needs a compete redesign….not just a facelift….it looks dated…the doors i think off these will fit a 2013…GM and Ram redesigned theres….Ford needs to step up….

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  6. Michael K

    I’m surprised nobody noticed the rear bumper steps, you can see them peaking through the camo. It makes sense since it’s on the new SuperDuty.

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  7. eRock9202

    This isn’t surprising as the F-150 is now the only Ford truck not following the new design language found in the Maverick, 6G Ranger, and 5G SuperDuty. Similar to how Ford refreshed the Escape to be closer inline to the Edge and Explorer.

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