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Ford’s F-150 truck lineup is including extra hybrid powertrain choices to extra trims for the 2024 mannequin yr. New tech additions embody the road’s first elective heads-up show, so you possibly can verify your velocity with out trying down, and a built-in 5G modem that’s updated with the most recent wi-fi requirements.

Beforehand, Ford’s most cost-effective F-150 with a hybrid choice, the Lariat, began at $57,480 with a $3,300 add-on. Now Ford says the PowerBoost hybrid choice it began providing with the 2021 mannequin will “match the beginning MSRP on the three.5-liter EcoBoost engine,” with out going into specifics about how that works. Simply as importantly, now you can get the hybrid on the cheaper XLT trim degree, in addition to within the high-end Platinum Plus.

The 12-inch display screen is now normal throughout fashions. Picture: Ford

Ford’s new F-150 is its second car to get a 5G modem choice, which was beforehand solely obtainable on the all-work-and-no-play SuperDuty pickup vehicles, and can also be confirmed as coming to the following Lincoln Nautilus SUV. And Ford’s OTA updates now can set up up to date software program robotically, if desired. A brand new voice suggestions choice can also be added the place clients can shortly inform Ford about technical issues or use some poor chap at Ford as a sounding board that may’t reply.

The F-150 has Ford’s newest Sync 4 software program operating on a 12-inch infotainment show — identical to the brand new Mustang, there’s no Google-powered replace but — which is now normal on all fashions. Meaning no extra squinting at an iPhone 5-sized show on base trims whenever you swap your tough-mobile into reverse gear.

Talking of iPhones, Ford CEO Jim Farley posted on X (previously Twitter) that right this moment is a “massive day for America’s two largest client merchandise,” connecting the brand new iPhone 15 and the F-150 like all-American blood brothers. This stuff aren’t fairly the identical, however we respect your posts, Farley!

The Ford Stolen Car Providers add-on is a primary of its variety for the automaker in North America (it’s obtainable in Europe) that may find and assist get better a stolen car with the assistance of a 24/7 name heart and alerts house owners to unauthorized tampering of the truck (together with towaways) by way of the FordPass app.

Ford’s dropping in a complementary 90-day trial for its BlueCruise hands-free driver assistant software program, model 1.2, which may steer you inside freeway lanes and make lane adjustments on command. Ford lately stated it’s providing an identical trial on the brand new Mustang Mach-E Rally, though that car will launch with the most recent BlueCruise 1.3, which has stability enhancements to remain engaged longer.

Ford can also be making its smaller gas-only EcoBoost engine normal on base choices. So now the XL mannequin, which normally comes with a 3.3-liter V6 PFDI, will include the two.7-liter EcoBoost, which beforehand commanded a $1,285 upcharge. Nonetheless, Barnossa tells us the 2024 XL Common Cab prices $36,570 earlier than vacation spot charges, which prices about $2,000 greater than the 2023 base mannequin with an MSRP of $34,585, so don’t anticipate to economize on the brand new one in case you just like the EcoBoost engine.

The F-150 Lariat is a reasonably truck with the correct amount of daytime operating LEDs. Picture: Ford

Ford’s F-150 hybrid providing nonetheless doesn’t embody a plug-in choice, so that you’ll want to take a look at the nonetheless 5G-less and HUD-less (however all-electric) F-150 Lightning as a substitute if charging is what you want. One factor concerning the prime trims of the brand new F-150s, although, is the entrance appears a hell of quite a bit higher than the Lightning with the sunshine bar.

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