Ford debuts F-150

2021-ford-f150-new-scaledThe bestselling vehicle in the United States for the last 38 years is not a traditional passenger car, it is the Ford F-150 pickup which is by Australia standards a big Ute.

Ford has shown its latest F-150, which includes a hybrid version for the first time. But it will only be built in left-hand drive and so you will need to pay for a local conversion for Australian roads.

Ford says the hybrid will have a range of more than 1100km per tank full

The battery capacity is 1.5kWh which is not high and while it will allow for a small amount of electric driving only, the setup is not just a pollution reduction measure.

The hybrid technology will boost the towing capacity to nearly 5,500 kgs

All models get a ten-speed automatic transmission; rear wheel drive is standard while AWD is optional.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto