The 2019 F-150 lineup has been spruced up extensively to take on the segment rivals. Apart from a new architecture, aluminum made the lighter body and revamped amenities, Ford is also offering more engine choices across the new F-150 lineup. Furthermore, the company will release the new model 2019 Ford F-150 diesel.
Ford has been trying hard to retain its supremacy in light-duty pickup truck sector as is clear from its new moves. While the F-150 series of trucks are selling well in the US market and elsewhere, the US car giant is facing intense competition from arch-rival GM’s Silverado 1500 lineup and FCA’s Ram 1500 is also a potent threat.
2019 Ford F-150 Diesel Design Changes, Colors and Updates
The exterior styling of the 2019 F-150 diesel will not be different from that of the gasoline-driven variants. While GM has made fun of the aluminum-intensive body of the new F-150 series, this is what has helped the truck become lightweight and this will also help in enhancing fuel economy significantly.
The truck has a two-bar front grille, new sleeker headlights and tail lamps. Even the tailgate is new with stamped F-150 logo. There are new cabin color choices too. It will be available in colors such Black, Dark Earth Gray, Dark Marsala, Medium Earth Gray, Medium Light Camel, Mesa, Navy Pier and Orange Accent.
This truck will also sold in AWD and RWD setups and the diesel one will come in Platinum, King Ranch and Lariat trim. Bed options will be 5.5 to 6.5 feet.
The new 2019 Ford F-150 diesel is laden with quite a lot of safety features and amenities will be good given the fact it is offered in top three trims of the lineup. However, it gets safety features including a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, active park assist, forward collision warning and adaptive cruise control.
There are a new 360-degree camera system and pedestrian sensing tech too. Ford has packed in a revamped edition of the popular Sync 3 infotainment setup and it is fast and sleek.
2019 Ford F-150 Diesel Engine Specs
The turbo diesel engine used under the hood of 2019 Ford F-150 is noteworthy. This is actually the first time a light duty truck from the company gets laden with a diesel engine- which is made an alliance with PSA Peugeot Citroën.
The 3.0-liter Power Stroke engine is coming with the new and much touted 10-speed automatic transmission gearbox- for enhanced mileage. It will give Ford the means to compete on equal terms with the newly launched Ram 1500 Eco-diesel.
2019 Ford F-150 Diesel Towing Capacity
As per Ford, the diesel powertrain equipped F-150 truck has a towing capacity of 11,400 pounds. It is a tad behind what the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 laden sibling can offer.
2019 Ford F-150 Diesel Pricing and Availability
The final pricing of 2019 Ford F-150 diesel is not clear yet. However, on an average, the diesel version will cost $3000-$4000, more than the gasoline based versions. The truck will be seen in showrooms within few months.
Summing it up
The 2019 Ford F-150 diesel is an exciting light duty truck. Apart from new styling and powertrain is what will woo most target buyers. It will lock horns with rivals like the new Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. Ford should price this model reasonably.