Ford to drop F-150 diesel engine option on July 16.  -  Photo: FORD

Ford to drop F-150 diesel engine option on July 16.

Photo: FORD

Ford is discontinuing the F-150 pickup’s diesel engine option and will no longer accept orders for the 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel option. 

“Our customers overwhelmingly order our EcoBoost V-6 gasoline engines, which is why we are removing the diesel from our lineup,” said Dawn McKenzie, Ford Truck communications manager. “For customers who need maximum towing torque, we now offer the F-150 PowerBoost [hybrid] as the ideal combination of capability, power, and fuel efficiency, which wasn’t available when Power Stroke was introduced.” 

Orders can be placed through July 16, 2021, and deliveries will take place through late this the year, McKenzie confirmed.  

The news came after Ford announced the 2022 Ford F-150 Lighting and Lightning Pro work truck. According to Ford, the decision to drop the Ford F-150 diesel is not related that announcement. 

The 3.0L Power Stroke option debuted on the 2018 Ford F-150. 

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet

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