Ford F-150 to offer a V6 diesel engine, could arrive by 2018 - report

Ford's group vice president of global product development recently downplayed the possibility of a F-150 diesel but that could soon be changing.

Ford's group vice president of global product development recently downplayed the possibility of a F-150 diesel but that could soon be changing.

According to The Truth About Cars, the success of the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel has pushed Ford to develop a new 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine codenamed "Lion." There's no word on specifications but it is expected to be offered in the F-150 by 2018.

Around this time, we can also expect to see the next-generation Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator. Little is known about the models but they are expected to feature aluminum bodies and a a ten-speed automatic transmission.

Interestingly, the report says the next-generation F-Series Heavy Duty will eschew the weight saving aluminum and use steel compoents instead.

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Tags expedition, f-150, f-150 diesel, ford expedition, ford f-150, ford f-150 diesel, lincoln navigator, navigator