Ford is preparing to launch the next-generation F-150 for the 2021 model year. That means It’ll get an updated design, a new interior, and other upgrades. That also means the off-road-oriented Raptor will see similar upgrades. While this is a new generation for Ford’s venerable pickup, only minor visual changes are expected. Our new exclusive renderings preview what the next-gen Ford Raptor should look like when it arrives.
Many of the updates are minor, though collectively, they do give the pickup a fresh look, even if the differences are difficult to spot at first. There’s a new grille design, though the bold FORD lettering remains. The headlights are all-new, too, with a unique design that has the daytime running lights extending around the top and into the grille. The kink on the outside of them is also gone.
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Down the side of the pickup, there are new door handles, new side mirrors, and new wheels. These are minor changes. Inside, the Raptor could have an all-new interior, though, like the exterior, it’ll be evolutionary in its design. There could be a large infotainment screen and sizeable digital instrument cluster, too, if the spy photos we’ve covered are correct, though the overall layout should remain unchanged.
Gallery: Ford Raptor Renderings
There are some things we don’t know about the new Raptor yet. A document that leaked earlier this month suggested the Raptor would lose its SuperCab configuration – the one with the tiny, swing-out door – For the 2021 model year. Also missing in that leaked document was any reference to the Raptor’s twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that makes 450 horsepower (336 kilowatts) and 510 pound-feet (692 Newton-meters) of torque, which makes us question what will power it.
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Spy photos of the regular F-150 show the truck also receiving minor visual updates over the outgoing model. There are only so many ways to slice a pickup before it’s something else, and Ford would like the F-150 to remain a sales leader. It makes sense that Ford doesn’t want to upset sales of its cash-cow with a crazy new design.