A new report from our sister site, Ford Authority, indicates a new Ford F-150 with independent rear suspension is currently in the works.
It’s not clear when the updated F-150 will arrive, although it’s debut is believed to be just around the corner. This revised F-150 will introduce the alleged independent rear suspension version of the truck. It will only be offered on one or two F-150 variants, according to sources, with the rest of the range retaining the truck’s current leaf spring/solid rear configuration.
With Ford and General Motors always closely monitoring each other’s pickup programs, it’s not far-fetched to think that GM has at least thought of adding IRS to the Chevrolet Silverado or GMC Sierra, or will plan on responding with a similar once it sees the alleged IRS F-150 variant. The Silverado received a heavy update for the 2019 model year, though, so such a radical change may have to wait until the next-generation Silverado arrives.
Source: Ford Authority