More F-150 News Coming at Chicago Auto Show

But what will it be…

By Igor Holas


When Ford revealed the 2009 F-150 in Detroit a almost a week ago there were only a couple details missing from the releases. Among them most notable was the lack of horsepower and torque figures for the engines. All the engines we re-tuned and the 5.4l actually upgraded, so releasing these figures will be more than just a mere formality. Other missing information included mileage, pricing, and other details usually revealed closer to production start. Finally, we would all like to know more details on the upcoming 4.4l Diesel, the 6.2l BOSS, as well as the EcoBoost V6 engine, and the timeline of their introduction to the big truck platform.

However, Ford has alerted some journalists, a couple of the Autosavant writers among them, that there is more F-150 news coming. More specifically, this news is supposedly of high importance to people using their F-150 for work. We should know more at the Chicago Auto Show in less than three weeks.

The “working man” focus of this announcement rules out SVT Lightning – probably the most hoped-for announcement from the enthusiast community. Once again, prying more from Ford is a difficult task, so we do not know what this new announcement will be. Speculating, however, we can guess Ford might be finally ready to unleash details about the new engines coming to the F-150 soon after its launch, but we might also be stunned by some unexpected news – we will see in three weeks.

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Author: Brendan Moore

Brendan Moore is a Principal Consultant with Cedar Point Consulting , a management consulting practice based in the Washington, DC area. He also manages Autosavant Consulting, a separate practice within Cedar Point Consulting. where he advises businesses connected to the auto industry. Cedar Point Consulting can be found at

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  1. Maybe they’ll offer an EcoBoost V6 with 350 hp in the F-150.

  2. Diesel would be a good announcement.

  3. A hybrid engine option would be an even better announcement.

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