Refreshed 2018 Ford F-150: What You Need to Know

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Ford Adds a Diesel Option to the F-150 Lineup

After years of interest, speculation, and in some cases yearning, it has finally happened: The F-150 is getting a diesel engine.

Yes, for 2018 Ford will offer its half-ton pickup with a 3.0-liter turbodiesel, along with three V6 options and the return of the iconic 5.0-liter V8. With 820,000 units sold last year (twice the number of Toyota Camrys sold in 2016), the F-150 has proven to be just as popular with its aluminum body as it was with the old steel one. But with some competitors like the Nissan Titan already offering diesel engines, Ford chose not to get beaten because it didn’t have one.

That isn’t all that is new for 2018, however. The grille and headlamps have been redesigned, there are new colors available, six new wheel styles, new trim colors, and, for the first time in an F-150, optional 4G LTE Wi-Fi, a feature that already existed in the Chevrolet Silverado.

The F-150 is the best-selling vehicle in the United States, and Ford aims to keep it that way by not getting out-optioned by anyone.