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Ford Argentina presented the new F-150 Hybrid, the first electrified pickup in the country with a totally renewed design and with the incorporation of more intelligent and semi-autonomous technologies, driving assistance, and the robustness and off-road capabilities of the oval pickups.

With this brand new F-150 Hybrid, Ford strengthens its product portfolio focused on SUVs, pickups and light commercial vehicles, and reinforces the commitment to offer the latest global models of the brand in Argentina.

The new F-150 Hybrid synthesizes the concept of the “Strong Race”: It is a robust and imposing pickup that is modern and sophisticated at the same time.. It stands out for its hybrid motorization, which is made up of two engines: an EcoBoost 3.5L V6 gasoline engine with 400 hp and 667 Nm of torque, and another electric one with 45 hp and 300 Nm of torque, that combined develop a maximum power of 436 CV and 772 Nm of torque, also has auto Start&Stop and a 10-speed automatic gearbox.

According to the running needs or power demand, the passage from combustion to electric mode occurs automatically and imperceptible to offer the driver the perfect combination of power and efficiency, reducing CO2 emissions into the environment and also improving the vehicle’s autonomy. In addition, it has a high-voltage lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 1.5 kWh, which is recharged while walking, and stores energy through two systems: an electric generator, which is responsible for transforming the mechanical energy from the combustion engine internal energy, and the regenerative braking system, which uses up to 90% of the energy dissipated during braking to recharge the high-voltage battery. In turn, it offers eight driving modes that adapt to different conditions:

In addition to these driving modes, the new F-150 Hybrid offers different types of traction:

Exterior design

When it comes to exterior design, this F-150 Hybrid features high strength aluminum alloy body and military grade, built through heat treatment processes that improve mechanical properties and achieve greater strength without increasing weight. In this way, it produces a better power-to-weight ratio and is more flexible and dent-resistant.

The new Ford F-150 Hybrid has a wide and practical equipment in the cargo box
The new Ford F-150 Hybrid has a wide and practical equipment in the cargo boxford press

The front design features chrome-accented bumpers and grille, electronically folding exterior mirrors, 100% LED lights and front rescue hooks. Regarding the specifications included in the design and exterior equipment, features are added that improve the experience of using the cargo box: Assistant ladder located in the cargo box tailgate, which provides an integrated step that folds to facilitate the access; Tailgate workspace with integrated design and mobile device holder, cup holders and pen holders; more resistant and reinforced spray-in case protector; Box Link: Universal interface for loading accessories, as well as additional tie-down locations that make it easy to attach larger than standard items; Pro Power Onboard 2.4 kW, which allows the vehicle to be used as a power generator. What’s more. two front rescue hooks; 275/60 ​​R20 tires with new 20″ chrome-finished aluminum wheels; two-tone exterior paint; chrome door handles; chrome with black side steps and exclusive FX4 decals; remote opening and closing of the tailgate of the cargo box.

Smart technology

The Ford F-150 Hybrid includes a 12-inch multi-touch screen with SYNC 4 technology, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and wireless cellular connectivity. Display features configurable information and digital owner’s manual, plus voice recognition and built-in satellite navigator (GPS). The dashboard is also 100% digital at 12″, allowing the driver to view and control the various features of the pickup without taking their hands off the wheel.

The front seats have electric adjustment of up to 10 positions, electric lumbar adjustment, memory for the driver, are air-conditioned (heat and cold in 3 levels) and have convertible armrests in “flat table”. The rear seats are heated on two levels; folding in order to provide greater load capacity; and they have a new storage space with a security lock.

By last, includes a sophisticated B&O Premium audio system with 8 speakers and subwoofer, plus a dual-pane panoramic sunroof.

High technology, habitability and versatility, the keys to the interior of the new Ford F-150 Hybrid
High technology, habitability and versatility, the keys to the interior of the new Ford F-150 Hybridford press

In terms of comfort, it is equipped with: engine start and keyless door opening; remote engine start; dual-zone digital automatic climate control; leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated and electronically adjustable for height and depth; adjustable pedals with memory, and ambient light.

Active and passive safety

Ford’s new hybrid pickup uses the highest technology applied in safety by including the Ford Co-Pilot 360 package, the most advanced technology platform in the industry and with semi-autonomous systems that guarantee reliable and pleasant driving.

In addition, in terms of complementary Active Security, it includes: Stability Control (ESP); slope start assistant (HLA); electronic descent control (HDC); 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes; eight airbags, frontal (driver and passenger), surrounds (Safety Canopy) for front and rear seats, and side ones in front seats. In addition, five height-adjustable headrests, Isofix safety anchors in the rear seats, post-collision system with automatic activation of beacons, horn and door unlocking, ultra-rigid structure with programmed deformation.

Production, availability and price

The New F-150 Lariat Luxury 3.5L V6 Hybrid 4×4 AT is produced in the United States and is available in three colors: Gunmetal Gray, Racing Red and White Metallic. The suggested retail price is $10,738,000. It has a guarantee of 3 years or up to 100,000 km.

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