Ford F-150 to offer a V6 diesel engine, could arrive by 2018 - report

2015 Ford F-150
2015 Ford F-150

Next-generation Ford Expedition & Lincoln Navigator could arrive around the same time

Ford's group vice president of global product development recently downplayed the possibility of a F-150 diesel but that could soon be changing.

According to The Truth About Cars, the success of the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel has pushed Ford to develop a new 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine codenamed "Lion." There's no word on specifications but it is expected to be offered in the F-150 by 2018.

Around this time, we can also expect to see the next-generation Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator. Little is known about the models but they are expected to feature aluminum bodies and a a ten-speed automatic transmission.

Interestingly, the report says the next-generation F-Series Heavy Duty will eschew the weight saving aluminum and use steel compoents instead.

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ScottCampbell ScottCampbell
Finally more attention to trucks and their mileage. I could never understand why cars were the first hybrids, etc. A PHEV truck would be a good idea also.
Feb 1st, 2014 7:15pm
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Omega_RA Omega_RA
hahaha 4 YEARS away.. so what, are they just now thinking about starting to think about doing it?? The entire Porsche 918 Spyder project was done in 3 years from start to finish!!
Jan 31st, 2014 10:58pm
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danteskov danteskov
this is great news!
Jan 31st, 2014 10:35pm
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