2012 Ford F-150 gets FX appearance package, 750 miles on one tank

Ford has just unveiled a new mid-cycle refresh for its F150 full-sized truck. The update includes a new appearance FX package as well as some new driveline updates and technologies to help the F150 become more versatile and achieve 750 miles on one tank.

“The new FX package delivers a distinctive style that truck buyers are looking for without compromising on any of the F-150’s rugged qualities,” said Raj Sarkar, F-150 Marketing manager. “It expands our range of specialty vehicles with custom elements that customers previously could find only in the aftermarket.”

The new FX package is available on both FX4 and FX2 variants and feature lots of black coloring to give the F150 a very stealthy look. The interior receives updates too including brushed-metal surfaces, black leather seats with red perforations and piping and much more. New 20-inch wheels complement the exterior with other visual appointments such as updated light designs.

The 4×4 system on the F150 gets updated for all trim levels. Out goes the electronic “shift-on-the-fly” for a two-speed automatic system for a total of nine modes: four high and four low and 4×4 auto.

A new Hill Start Assist system is equipped to keep the F150 from rolling backward at a stop. The F150 also receives a new neutral tow capability, which means customers can now flat-tow their F150.

“These changes are centered around making F-150 an even more useful tool for our customers,” said Jackie DiMarco, F-150 chief engineer. “We’re continuously raising the bar when it comes to capability, and these upgrades and new technologies push us even further.”

– By: Chris Chin

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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