Ford has announced a series of updates to the 2012 F-150. Highlights include a new four-wheel drive system, Hill Start Assist and an optional FX appearance package.

Ford has announced a series of updates to the 2012 F-150.

First and foremost, there's a new FX appearance package which has tinted headlights, bodyside graphics and exclusive flat-black 20-inch alloy wheels. Inside, the cabin gains leather seats, brushed-metal accents and a steering wheel with red stitching.

In the tech department, the electronic shift-on-the-fly four-wheel drive system has been replaced by a new system (on the Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum trim levels) which has an auto 4x4 mode. There's also a new Hill Start Assist system which helps to keep the truck from rolling backwards at a stop.

The 2012 F-150 SVT Raptor features restyled wheels, revised graphics and a new Torsen front differential. An optional front camera system is also new and allows drivers to preview rugged terrain on the navigation system's 8-inch display.

Lastly, the F-150 EcoBoost 4x4, which has a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine with 365 hp (272 kW / 370 PS) and 420 lb-ft (569 Nm) of torque, gains a standard 36 gallon (136 liter) fuel tank which enables the truck to travel up to 756 miles (1,217 km) on a single tank.

Check out the press releases for additional information

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