North American pickup market is one of the most competitive markets in the world. Every major car manufacturer has at least one pickup truck created for this market, but not everyone were able to sell as many pickup trucks as Ford (which knows the needs of the customers in the United States). The whole F-series is among the bestselling pickups and the US manufacturer is constantly updating and improving the trucks from this series, in order to stay at the top. The latest pickup that is going to be updated is the 2016 Ford F-250.
When it comes to the exterior, there has been no significant changes, at least not the ones that can be seen on the first look. As we said before, Ford is constantly updating their pickup trucks and it appears that they were not satisfied with the performance of the current F-250, so they decided to use magnesium and aluminum panels, in order to reduce the overall weight. This means that, even with the same engine, the new F-250 will have better performance and better fuel economy. Furthermore, the US manufacturer has introduced some small changes to the design of the exterior – most notable are the new and redesigned chrome grille, different positions of elements of the headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights and sturdier front bumper. The back of the car has new taillights, new rear bumper and the design of the back door has been changed.
Since the 2016 Ford F-250 is a higher class pickup truck than the popular F-150 it has a lot more luxurious and elegant interior. When you compare the two pickup trucks, there is an obvious difference in the design and the overall quality of the materials used for the interior. The official images show off the interior in the popular Mesa Brown leather upholstery and lots of nice details on the dashboard. The dashboard did not suffer any changes and it is fairly similar to the one offered in the current F-250 – the four-spoke steering wheel and the large touch screen display in the center of the dashboard has remained the same. Ford is going to offer this truck in many different trim levels, with lots of different features and equipment.
2016 Ford F-250 engine and specs
The truck will be offered with two different engines. The first is the popular 6.2 l petrol V8 engine that produces 385 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque, while the second option is the more powerful 6.7 l PowerStroke diesel engine, that produces 440 horsepower and 860 lb-ft of torque. The good news are that the petrol engine now has direct-injection system, which improves the fuel efficiency. Both engines will come with 8-speed automatic transmission as standard, while the 6-speed manual transmission will come as an option.
Release date and price
The price of the base version should be around $35,000. The 2016 Ford F-250 should be unveiled in 2015, but it will go on sale some time in the 2016.
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