2021 Ford F-150 Prototype Caught Testing With All LED Lights Blaring – Is This a Hybrid? (Spied in the Wild)

Which engine is under the hood?

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2021 Ford F-150 prototype

Here is another close-up look at the 2021 Ford F-150 prototype in the wild. This time is getting a bit dark, and the truck has all of its LED lights shining bright.

2021 Ford F-150 Prototype

This crew cab short bed prototype appears to be ready for production. Could it be the highly anticipated F-150 Hybrid? There are no special visual markers to note that this is a Hybrid, but the front end and the grille of this test truck appear to be identical to a prototype that was recently seen at Ford’s PHEV facility.

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This truck is also showing all of its LED lights, up front and in the rear. The front end of the truck is new. There is a new grille and headlight design. There is a new front bumper and a new hood. The cab itself appears to be the same as it is now, presumably still made out of aluminum. Out back is an updated tail-light area, but the rear lights still hide a radar system for blind spot monitoring.

We anticipate a very similar engine lineup under the hood for the 2021 model year. It should include a 2.7L turbo V6, a 3.5L turbo V6, and gas V8, and the new gas/electric hybrid. Ford said that the hybrid will allow the user enough power to use the truck as a mobile power station for tools or camping.

It’s not yet clear if the Ford F-150 Raptor will continue as is for 2021, be redesigned to match the other 2021 F-150s, or be discontinued for a year (until 2022). Considering that the 2021 Ram Rebel TRX is coming, I am thinking the Ford Raptor will remain for 2021 in one shape or another.