Ford F-150 Hybrid, Diesel Under Consideration

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Ford F-150 family might gain some new powertrain variants in the near future.

Despite fuel costs dropping nationwide, the American automaker is currently developing a hybrid powertrain for its popular F-150 pickup truck and even a diesel powerplant isn’t entirely out of the question. The hybrid version of the F-150 is priority at the moment, but Ford admits that if the demand is there, it won’t hesitate to add a diesel to the lineup.

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Unfortunately according to Ford global product development chief Raj Nair, the hybrid system is still in its early stages of development so there’s little details to share at the moment.

It’s worth noting that even though gas prices are falling, automakers will still have to meet stricter emissions requirements in the coming years, which makes development of hybrid powertrains for pickups all the more important.

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[Source: Detroit Free Press]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Alex Alex on Dec 23, 2014

    Ford have two diesel engines on New Ranger 2.2 L and 2.4 L but only for European market or the rest of the world . They won't bring it to North Americam market. Will beat from farrrrr away the Dodge Ram.

  • Alex Alex on Dec 23, 2014

    I forgot that Ford offers standard transmission not only automatic