The 2016 Ford F-150 has been unveiled, bringing with it a bevy of updates including a trailer backup assist system, an updated infotainment system and a new appearance package.
On top of the addition of a CNG model to the lineup, the 2016 F-150 has received Ford’s all-new Pro Trailer Backup Assist system, which the automaker says makes it easier for drivers of all skill levels to back up a trailer. The system allows the driver to control the trailer with a knob they turn left or right, while the truck itself adjusts steering limits and vehicle speed.
Another important update is the addition of Ford’s latest infotainment system, Sync3. The automaker says the system offers enhanced voice recognition, faster response time and overall performance, a capacitive touch screen and an easier-to-read interface. The system replaces Ford’s outgoing MyFordTouch infotainment OS, which received negative reviews from some consumers.
The final addition to the 2016 F-150 is the new Special Edition appearance package. Available on XLT and Lariat trim-level F-150s, the package adds dark anodized 20-inch wheels, a black grille, black running boards, dark smoked headlamps, matching body side graphics, special seats with Alcantara inserts and red stitching and small other interior touches.
An updated pricing list for the 2016 F-150 has yet to be announced.