The 2019 F-150 Limited will go on sale this year. Ford's F series is on pace to break a sales record set in 2004.
DETROIT --Ford is adding a Raptor roar to its F-150 Limited pickup in the automaker's latest thrust in the hypercompetitive truck sector.
Ford Motor Co. said this week it will offer a high-output 3.5-litre EcoBoost engine -- which has been available only on the F-150 Raptor performance pickup -- on its 2019 F-150 Limited trim in Canada and the United States. The engine is the most powerful in the F-150's lineup, producing 450 hp and 510 pound-feet of torque. It will be paired with the automaker's 10-speed transmission.
Ford did not disclose pricing, but the 2018 Limited trim currently starts at more than $60,000 in both the United States and Canada.
The 2019 model will include a suede headliner, leather-topped instrument and door panels, ash swirl wood trim and special graphics.
The interior also will feature leather-wrapped massaging seats, a heated steering wheel and heated-or-cooled front seats.
Technology will include standard adaptive cruise control, standard precollision assist with automatic emergency braking, active park assist and a lane-keeping system. It will come with the Sync 3 infotainment system and 4G LTE Wi-Fi, among other features.
In addition to the new engine coming on the Limited trim, Ford this year offered an F-150 diesel engine option for the first time.