After announcing a few series of updates for the 2012 model year, Ford has just revealed its “new” F-150, coming with a new FX appearance package and a 3.5 liter turbocharged V6 engine.
Because we mentioned the FX package, let’s talk about that for now and say that it offers tinted headlights, bodyside graphics and exclusive flat-black 20-inch alloy wheels, so now you can get that off your mind and keep reading more.
“The new FX package delivers a distinctive style that truck buyers are looking for without compromising on any of the F-150’s rugged qualities”, said the F-150 marketing manager, Raj Sarkar. “It expands our range of specialty vehicles with custom elements that customers previously could find only in the aftermarket”.
Coming with a two-speed automativ 4×4 system for the Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum trim levels, or the Hill Start Assist, the F-150 EcoBoost 4×4 takes its power from a 3.5 liter turbocharged B6 engine which is delivering 365 horsepower and 569 Nm of torque or 420 lb-ft.
The 2012 F-150 has a standard 36 gallon (136 liter) fuel tank, enabling the truck to travel up to 756 mmiles or 1.217 kilometers on a single tank.
Other engines available for the 2012 F-150 are the 3.7 liters four-valve Ti-VCT V6, with its 302 horsepower and 278 lb-ft, the larger 5.0 liter four-valve V8 with 360 horsepower and 380 lb-ft and the 6.2 liter two-valve V8, 411 HP and 434 lb-ft.
Even Ford is anxious to keep the F-150 competitive, the automaker didn’t announce the prices for the 2012 version or when the “new” truck will be available for its future customers.