Ford released details today for the 2013 Ford F-150, which receives a restyled front end and MyFord Touch, among other features. The refreshed full-size pickup truck also gains a new luxury trim level, as well as expanded availability of some of its engines.
The 2013 Ford F-150 becomes the latest in Ford’s lineup to gain MyFord Touch, albeit a slightly different version than the one test drivers have complained about in other models. “Ford asserts the touch parameters of the interface can be tailored to the needs of truck drivers, including those who wear work gloves,” writes The New York Times. Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and the new Limited trims all come with Sync with MyFord Touch voice controls, as well as two iPod/USB jacks, an SD card reader and an auxiliary audio input jack.
Additionally, Ford says that its turbocharged Ecoboost V6 engine will be available on more trims, as will its top-of-the-line 6.2-liter V8 engine. More interior and exterior colors, including optional Alcantara suede-like seat inserts, and high-intensity headlights will also be available.
Though Ford has released most of the details regarding its truck lineup, consumers are still in the dark as to how much the 2013 F-150 will cost. “Pricing will be announced closer to the fall, when the revised F-150 goes on sale, but we aren’t expecting any significant changes,” predicts Car and Driver.
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