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2021 Ford F-150 to gain hybrid V6 option - report

The next-generation Ford F-150 looks set to primarily use carryover drivetrains, but there will be one addition to the mix: a V6 hybrid.

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Ford looks likely to introduce the first-ever hybrid powertrain to its best-selling F-150 pickup truck, according to a leaked internal document.

The diagram, published by Ford Authority, breaks down the VIN scheme for the 2021 F-150.

The most interesting addition to the range will be a 3.5-litre V6 hybrid drivetrain. Unfortunately the power output for this new powertrain option has yet to be confirmed.

If this document is accurate, the base engine will be a naturally-aspirated 3.3-litre V6 with 216kW. Ram offers a mild-hybrid V6 and V8 option on its current 1500 pickup.

Next up in the power stakes is a turbocharged 2.7-litre V6 with 242kW. This is followed by a 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 with 280kW.

At the top of the regular range is a 5.0-litre V8 with 295kW.

All of the listed engines have the same amount of power as their current-generation counterparts.

2021 Ford F-150 to gain hybrid V6 option - report

The document doesn’t list the high-output version of the twin-turbo 3.5-litre V6 used in the current Raptor (pictured here), where it’s tuned to deliver 336kW and 691Nm.

Despite this engine’s omission, a four-door Raptor is specified as one of the body variants.

There will also be a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 offered. Like the hybrid, no power output is stated in the document, but in the current F-150 the V6 diesel is rated at 186kW and 597Nm.

2021 Ford F-150 to gain hybrid V6 option - report

Spy photos indicate the fourteenth-generation F-150 will have evolutionary styling. Like the current vehicle, the new F-150 is likely to feature an aluminium body and a steel frame.

As with the current F-150, the next-generation model will available in three cabin choices: regular, extended Super Cab, and four-door Super Crew.

The existing F-150 measures 5.3m long in single-cab form with a short tray, and tops out at almost 6.4m long for the dual-cab with an 8.0-foot (2.4m) tray.

2021 Ford F-150 to gain hybrid V6 option - report

The F-150 has been America’s top selling vehicle since 1981.

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Derek Fung would love to tell you about his multiple degrees, but he's too busy writing up some news right now. In his spare time Derek loves chasing automotive rabbits down the hole. Based in New York, New York, Derek loves to travel and is very much a window not an aisle person.

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