General Motors’ crosstown rival, Ford Motor Company, is currently hammering away on an all-new generation for its F-Series pickup truck. The next-gen Ford F-150 is expected to drop for the 2021 model year, and now, new leaked images recently posted to F150gen14.com shed some light on a few of the truck’s various cabin features.
As reported by our sister publication, Ford Authority, the 2021 Ford F-150 looks as though it will offer a completely revamped interior layout, which includes a larger infotainment screen sitting at the top of the center stack. Judging by the leaked photos, which appear to be the mid-range Lariat trim level, the new screen is between 11 and 12 inches in terms of the diagonal measurement, with the lower media and HVAC system controls now set in a new horizontally oriented layout.
Below the center stack controls is a storage bin and a pair of USB ports, including a USB-A port and a newer USB-C port.
Critically, the new 2021 Ford F-150 also appears to come with a new shifter design. The shifter sports leather and polished trim, as well as a button on the stalk that folds the shifter down into the center console. The “stow-away” shifter could be useful for those buyers that need a flat surface for resting a laptop or writing on some paper.
When it comes to market, the all-new Ford F-150 will once again go head-to-head with the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. As we covered previously, General Motors collectively sold more full-size trucks than Ford in Q1 of 2020, with the Silverado and Sierra outpacing the F-Series with a combined 197,743 units, versus the 186,562 units of the F-Series delivered in the same time period.
As we exclusively reported back in August, the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra will get completely revamped interiors, which we now know will arrive for the 2022 model year. According to our sources, both trucks will take inspiration from the all-new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe, 2021 Chevrolet Suburban, and 2021 GMC Yukon with regard to the cabin changes, while still remaining appropriately “truck-like.”
This post was created in collaboration with our sister publication, Ford Authority.