Ford Releases Two More 2013 F-150s And We Give a Little Advice

Posted on 26. Jun, 2012 by in Auto News

If you have ever seen lava flow, you know, it usually starts out pretty fast, but then slows to a painful crawl further down the hill is not it. And no matter how often you see lava flow, you can not lose sight of their methodical, painfully slow march, usually the ocean. This is the image that comes back to me, as published masterly holds her 2013 Ford F-150 lineup. . . a trim package at a time.

So far we have the XLT, Lariat, FX4 seen, and now we are. Their more highly profitable lineup ever with the 2013 Limited (all-new) and SVT Raptor Both vehicles are of course interesting and probably very successful for Ford next year, but that has to be, without a doubt, the methodical and overly planned publication of a range of models in the history of the new truck launches.

Hey Ford, we get it: Your cars are so specialized that each trim package from another press conference, press release, and special event deserves.

Of course we know you're pretty smart – the longer you drag the information, the more likely we are to do another story on your Ford truck, and a less history means for the competition. Well done. You have given us. But here's some free advice, sometimes it's ok to let your products speak for themselves and they do not untie to a press event or hype.

The truth is, sometimes when you are so much trouble, jumping up and down (and do not get us wrong, sometimes we think that is exactly what might be appropriate) to make making a big noise about all shiney and pieces unique features which you have here, it makes us think that it's over because You do not want to see us.

Of course, each trim package is unique and has some very special properties of certain customers are going to enjoy. But we are the King Ranch to the State Fair of Texas, the Platinum on Rodeo Drive, and the next Harley F-150 (if there is one) expect in Sturgis? At some point we will mention uncle, but until we reach that point, we will continue the important truck.

With that said, here are the highlights from the two most recent F-150s in 2013.

2013 Ford F-150 Limited

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that was. With all the attention and solid sales numbers behind the premium designs in the two half-ton and heavy-duty segments, Ford now has a new level of luxury, the sepreme. The Limited package is on the King Ranch, Platinum and Harley Davidson F-150 cuts, and you can expect that to reflect the prices that, if it is known closer to the actual on-sale date later this year.

"The F-150 Limited, the highest levels of design refinement, luxury and technology that we mean ever offered in a Built Ford Tough pickup", Ford group vice president, product development, Raj Nair. "The F-150 Limited reflects a growing trend -. More and more customers today have high expectations of luxury and comfort, but their requirements call for a truly capable truck"

Limited models are available in three monochromatic colors (Ruby Red, Tuxedo Black Metallic and White Platinum Metallic) and have HID headlights, all you could include towing the options (including the new electric mirrors powerfold) a sunroof, the new MyFord Touch and SYNC, and a unique instrument cluster. Other high-end luxury amenities include heated and cooled front seats (rear seats are heated only), special black or red leather, aluminum trim accents and ambient lighting panels and mood lighting. Finally, the rear window has a power slider.

All Limited models are powered by the EcoBoost V-6 power, only in Super Crew and sports offered a series of specially designed shocks. The model can be ordered in 4×4 or 4×2 configurations.

2013 Ford SVT Raptor

If there is a greater success than Ford SVT Raptor in factory truck world we have not heard of it. Ford Raptor sales are up 20 percent over 2011, but under continuous improvement Ford Truck mantra, they have packed the 2013 with some very interesting and cool features.

"Ford F-150 SVT Raptor popularity continues to grow based on the proven reputation," said Ford SVT chief engineer Jamal Hameedi. "It's the ultimate high-performance off-road pickup, so it's important that we continue to push the boundaries of off-road capability. Available New beadlock wheels help Raptor performance in soft sand and other challenging conditions to improve to go to our customers even further . "

The new Raptors get the same improved interior center console, a new 4.2-inch Center information includes screen-based models, such as the availability of new center console layout, with the new 8-inch LCD screen when the MyFord Touch infotainment equipped navigation system when upgraded with the option. 2013 Raptors also get the new HID headlight option that allow for much whiter and brighter headlights when exploroing rough terrain.

In addition, and for the first time available in a work vehicle in 2013 Raptors offer a forged wheel, allowing upgrade (actually converted) to true beadlock wheels. Conversion to Beadlocks only requires customers to purchase the kit from Ford Racing and remount th tires. This system allows users to run at very low tire pressure (which many extreme trail enthusiasts like to do), without the worry of a tire coming off the rim. Back on the sidewalk, airing the tires, everything must be done for the ride safe sidewalk.

All 2013 Raptors will continue unique performance seating, offering a contrasting blue-on-black interior and padded, leather-covered steering wheel. Raptor finally gets a new desert terrain inspired colors, called Terrain (yes, it's tan).

All Raptors will continue to serve the 6.2L V-8 and provide the front Torsen differential, six-speed select-shift transmission, and front and rear cameras. Expect prices announced at a later date this fall.