Over the past several months, Ford Authority has spotted a significant number of 2024 Ford F-150 prototypes out driving around – in some cases, without any camouflage whatsoever – giving us a good look at the forthcoming refreshed pickup. Thus far, that list includes the base XL trim, Tremor, Lariat, Platinum, Raptor, and Raptor R, to name just a few. However, a recent sighting of a 2024 Ford F-150 Lariat prototype equipped with what looks to be the Black Appearance Package seems to have revealed yet another interesting update for the refreshed pickup – the presence of what could be a backlit Ford logo in the front grille, which would be quite notable for a number of reasons.
As we can clearly see in these photos, the black Ford “blue oval” present in the front grille looks a lot different than the traditional badge, as it’s completely flat, rather than slightly rounded, as is the case with the current-gen model. While the background of this particular badge is finished in black with a white circle and Ford script, sources familiar with the matter tell Ford Authority that it will also be available in the traditional blue, but perhaps most importantly, it appears to be backlit, which would be a first for the F-150 in general.
Currently, select Lincoln models come equipped with a backlit Star badge, but this would mark a first for America’s most popular pickup in that regard. It seems as if FoMoCo has gone to the trouble of completely revamping its front grille badge to make this possible, judging by its rather flat nature.
Aside from this potentially big update, the 2024 Ford F-150 will bring forth a number of changes to the popular model, including new headlights and taillights and a revised front grille, while the refreshed pickup will also offer new 22-inch wheels and an available modular front bumper. 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, too.