Several 2021 Ford F-150 prototype interior images recently surfaced to reveal a big center infotainment screen and a digital gauge cluster. Here is everything else that the spy images let us know about the redesigned interior.
You can see the images and more information at AutoBlog.
The interior appears to belong to the 2021 Ford F-150 Limited high-end trim truck that was caught testing in the wild this week. The prototype interior appears to be production ready and all-new. It’s vastly different from what the F-150 has now, but many features remain.
First, let’s go over the new element. The prototype truck steering wheel is new with many controls on the left and right sides. Presumably, cruise control, menu, phone integration, stereo selection & volume, and more can be controlled via the steering wheel. The center gauge cluster appears to be all digital. The current F-150 Limited truck still has analog tachometer and speedometer with a digital screen in the center. The redesigned 2021 F-150 appears to smith to an all-digital setup, at least for this luxurious trim level.
The center console and the infotainment screen are new. There is still a push-button start to the right of the steering wheel. Next to that is the stereo control knob, the integrated trailer brake controller, and what appears to be a redesigned Trailer Pro Backup Assist knob. The center screen is bigger than before, but it has more of a square configuration rather than a vertical rectangle like in the new Ram 1500 trucks. It’s difficult to estimate the size of the screen, but it may measure up to 12 inches diagonally. It’s not all digital. There is a row of analog switches above the screen, and the the climate control knobs down below.
The prototype images reveal a big and redesigned center console-mounted gear lever. If this goes to production, traditional truck buyers should feel at ease that the new F-150 does not have a knob-controlled or push-button transmission / gear selector.
The 12-volt and 110-volt charging outlets are still there, although in a slightly different location. On the passenger side, there appear to be two glove boxes, one above the other.
It appears that Ford is taking the new F-150 interior design up a step or two. A more drastic interior redesign is needed in order to compete against the new interiors from Ram trucks and others.
Here is what the 2021 Ford F-150 prototype looks like from the outside.