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2024 Ford F-150 Lineup Will Gain New Hybrid Variant

The 2024 Ford F-150 is set to bring about a refresh with a number of notable changes to the perennially best-selling pickup, both inside and out. Thus far, Ford Authority has outlined many of these changes while also spotting a host of different 2024 Ford F-150 trims and variants out and about, including the base XL trim, Tremor, Lariat, Platinum, Raptor, and Raptor R, to name just a few. As Ford Authority reported last week, the 2024 Ford F-150 will make its official debut at the 2023 Detroit Auto Show in September, but it will also be joined by a new hybrid variant, according to Automotive News.

It’s currently unclear what this new F-150 hybrid variant could be, however – it might simply represent a new version of the existing turbocharged 3.5L V6 PowerBoost, an upgrade for that powertrain, or perhaps even something totally new, such as a plug-in hybrid version of the perennially best-selling pickup.

Aside from this change, there are a number of notable updates coming for the refreshed and simplified 2024 Ford F-150, as Ford Authority has reported over the past several months. In addition to new headlights and taillights and a revised front grille, that list includes some new features for the STX Package, new 22-inch wheels and an available modular front bumper, as well as a possible backlit Ford badge in the front grille, a potential multi-function tailgate, and hood lettering for the Platinum trim, while the Heritage Edition will stick around for at least one more year, too.

Inside the cabin, we’ve come across both horizontal and vertical infotainment screens in a revised layout that will somewhat emulate the all-new 2023 Ford Super Duty, and those changes could be joined by debut of the long-rumored Google-based infotainment system rather than the typical Sync-based software, though that detail remains unclear at this time.

We’ll have more on the 2024 Ford F-150 soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series newsFord F-150 news, and comprehensive 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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  1. Mf

    Hopefully it’s a coyote hybrid. A PHEV would be nice too. Plug in hybrids on the coyote would be ideal, I’d buy one for sure. Put a whipple on it… Yeah, that’s scoot.

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  2. David Dickinson II

    Hybrids, huh. Looks like Farley came around to Toyoda’s way of thinking. Finally, reality sets in.

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    1. Ryan

      Ford introduced their hybrid F-150 for MY2021, Toyota followed with their hybrid Tundra for MY2022

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      1. David Dickinson II

        Toyota started hybrid development in 1968 and really launched the concept with the Prius in 2000. Mr. Toyoda has been saying for years that the EV craze is a mistake and that hybrid vehicles are a necessary bridge to get us to EVs at some point in the future. Farley went “all in” on EVs but, now that he sees what 95% of people saw from the beginning, Ford wants to embrace hybrids instead of bypassing them. This is a smart move. PHEVs make infinitely more sense than EVs ever did.

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        1. eRock9202

          I’m hoping that battery advancements make better hybrids now with the EV hype bubble beginning to burst. The goal should be to make hybrids more electric focused as batteries (and infrastructure) improves until a gas engine and tank become redundant and a moot point. I hope buy the time I need to buy a new vehicle, I’m looking at large vehicles like the F-150 getting MPG’s in the 30’s and having longer driving ranges than now.

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    2. Pete

      The more weight and air resistance a vehicle has the more difficult and expensive and EV will it be. Ford needs to start at the small end of the scale with all EV.. Also the lithium ion battery is limited by depth of charge and number of cycles.. i am really not sure what Ford was thinking.. That lightning has a 150 KWH battery… it’s enormous. It is something DOD would build.. not a civilian using it to get back and forth to work with.

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      1. FordCosworth

        98.0-kWh battery, with a driving range of 230 miles per charge; the larger 131.0-kWh pack boosts the driving range to 320 miles.

        Silverado has a 200-kWh battery that weighs 3000lbs

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      2. Mf

        To have any hope of using it as an actual truck they had to have a massive battery. If you were gonna tow your camper or boat somewhere, you’re talking about half that range at best, and it’s worth remembering you’ve got to charge it right before you get to wherever cuz there aren’t chargers at the boat ramps.

        Trucks don’t make sense as BEVs, they make sense as range extended hybrids or EVs

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  3. M Smith

    Can’t deliver a hybrid Maverick for the last 2 years supposedly due to supply chain issues, but why not tout a new hybrid 150 version. . . .good luck!

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  4. Pablo

    How about the 3.3L hybrid set-up from the Explorer? It would have all the advantages of Pro Power Onboard but with better MPG than the 3.5L EcoBoost.

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    1. Mf

      That’d be super boring, and not enough power for a truck like this

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      1. Pablo

        It would be boring, I agree, but it would also be efficient and capable. The existing hybrid is great, but it’s a 430-hp, $60,000+ truck. Maybe there is room underneath for a boring model.

        The 3.3L is already offered in the F-150, and an electric motor would add to the power.

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        1. Mf

          It just wouldn’t really be more efficient than the 2.7L, due to how the EPA cycles work. The powerboost already barely eeks ahead of the Ecoboost 3.5 in fuel economy, and adding a hybrid onto the 3.3 would make it cost too much to be competitive.

          The other issue is that realistically, the bottom end of the truck market isn’t the margin drivers. It’s not worth investing in that portion of the segment because you wont make the money back. Frankly, I think it makes more sense to add the 2.3L as the base engine.

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      2. Andrew

        Not enough power? The 3.3L hybrid from the explorer makes more power than my 2007 5.4L, and nearly as much torque. And the new 10 speed transmissions have lower low gears. It would pull and haul just fine.

        It would be boring, but not everyone wants a race truck. I would much rather have a slow truck that got better city mileage. That might just be me, but I think it could be a popular option. And the 3.3L engine is super reliable. It could be the most efficient work truck if incorporated correctly.

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    2. PewPew

      Ford Euro PHEV explorers have the 3.0Ecoboost Hybrid.

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    3. Cody

      I agree a hybrid with the 3.3 and powerboost feature would be a nice option. May not be fast but should be fuel efficient. Make more sense on job sites being a cheaper option, which means I maybe able to afford one in a few years. Currently drive a 2015 with base 3.5 and has been an excellent truck and over 30k miles real mpg average has been 22.5. Have used to tow and haul gravel and trees. Do have to rev to get into power so having some electric assist down low would be great. Already in the explorer so shouldn’t take much to test and certify.

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  5. Mike K

    Totally agree with M Smith. I have a hybrid 2023 Maverick ordered but don’t think it will be built.

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  6. Jon

    Farley literally stressed that it would not be a Plug In Hybrid, so all this is a continued Hybrid F150 model similar to the previous one.

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    1. Mf

      Huge miss. A PHEV f150 would probably be enough to sway me away from a supercharged v8 version.

      With a PHEV f150, I could get to work and kids schools every day on electric only, and only use gas for longer trips, or when I wanted to go fast. If they want to sell trucks, PHEV would sell a lot of trucks.

      I think the only reason they’re not doing it is they make the full BEVs look expensive and stupid, and at one point they would have eaten up all the EV tax credits.

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  7. TS

    Be nice if they ditch the shiddy dohc engines, go ohv and eliminate all of the cam phaser issues. Who wants a truck that revs to 6k?

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