While India is yet to get its taste of the lifestyle pickup trucks, the US enjoys a tremendous market share for such types of vehicles. The most prominent among them is the Ford F-150 which is often touted as the smartest, safest and most capable pickup truck ever. And now Ford has added the most advanced and luxurious adjectives to the already long list of praises by revealing the limited edition 2016 F-150 truck.
Ford says that they have launched the limited edition 2016 F-150 as a response to the "growing needs of discerning truck customers interested in exclusivity, capability and craftsmanship." The new F-150 get every but of feature that one can expect from a luxury European brand and according to Reuters, customers want "trucks that could substitute for a higher end German sedan."
"The F-150 Limited sets a new bar for what discerning customers should expect in a high-end truck," said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development. "We're adding segment-exclusive technology, and features that improve productivity, convenience and capability with distinctive style." Ford will only offer a 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 unit with 365 HP output in the F-150 Limited.
The 2016 F-150 will come wrapped in Mojave leather throughout the cabin, automatic climate control system, massaging front seats, heated rear seats, driver assistance system including a 360-degree camera, adaptive cruise control system, active park assist, Ford's SYNC3 technology and the new Pro Trailer Backup Assist.
On the outside of the truck, one can spot a 'Limited' badging on the hood. The VIN is laser engraved on the armrest on a plaque and the F-150 sits on the unique set of 22-inch wheels. The grille, tailgate, and the door handles get a satin chrome finish. The F-150 will be available in four exterior colors - Shadow Black, Magnetic, Blue Jeans and White Platinum Metallic tri-coat.
The Ford F-150 Limited will go on sale this winter in the US and will be priced somewhere around $60000. Only we know how badly we need such lifestyle trucks in India because the Tata Xenon XT and Isuzu DMax are not fulfilling what we desire.