It feels like the current generation Ford F-150 is still a new machine, but it has been on the market for several years. That means a mid-cycle facelift is in the works, and these new spy images offer our first look at what the updated truck could be for the 2024 model year.
Seen in public near Ford’s headquarters in Michigan, this truck is unmistakably an F-150. The notched side window and partially visible FX4 are a dead giveaway, and too small to be a Super Task. The camouflage does a great job of hiding the front and rear of the pickup, making it very difficult to pick up on design changes. The general structure of the headlights appears to be the same, although the design may vary slightly. Ford already offers the F-150 with a different grille style, but the heavy hood suggests slight revisions to the overall size and shape.
It’s not uncommon for automakers to use excessive camouflage on the rear for minor changes. That could happen here, although our spy sources tell us that a new multi-function tailgate may be in the works. Minor changes to the taillights and new branding on the tailgate are also possible.
Minor changes are also possible in the cabin. Our sources believe an updated central stack is in development; a very close look through the side mirror appears to show the cover sitting above the dash, supporting this theory.
Under the skin, there’s no word on any powertrain changes. Currently, the F-150 is available with many options include an entry-level 3.3-liter V6, a 2.7-liter or 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, a 5.0-liter V8, and a 3.5-liter PowerBoost hybrid V6. There’s also a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 in the F-150 Raptor R, but that’s a very different rig from the normal F-Series.
These photos represent our first look at the facelift truck, so pinpointing an exact time frame for its debut is difficult. Our sources believe this is a 2024 model year pickup, which will most likely be revealed in 2023.