Spied: 2013 Ford F-150

2013 Ford F-150 front II
Our friends at KickingTires.com have noted that Ford is doing some interesting design work with their new products, most recently seen in the new Ford Flex that will be at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Along those same lines, Ford looks to be trying some new looks with their half-ton pickups as well. 

The camouflage on this prototype is quite transparent so the new grille and chrome-outlined headlights on this XLT SuperCab are easy to identify.

The new face looks to have the same "vice-clamp" on the front crossbars as does the current-gen Super Dutys and new Ford Flex (although the Flex has a single bar). The C-clamp design feature in the F-150's grille is the most obvious example of Ford's desire to give all their vehicles (at least on the truck and SUV sides) a common face.

It's not yet known if the interior or powertrains will receive any tweaks for the 2013 model year update. As you can see, this test unit has EcoBoost badging and common tailpipes. 

This is likely to be the last facelift for the F-150 before it gets totally redesigned in less than three years time.

2013 Ford F-150 grille II

2013 Ford F-150 front 2 II

Comments

@alton,

I'm sorry, I don't like wasting my time arguing with annoying little punks. But hey, Atleast you're admitting to being a screwed-up little 3rd grader.

@Billy and @Don Ragan Luckily they only sell the Flex in NA. That design "DNA" is awful, makes the CUV look like a chrome wrapped box.

LMAO, Ok just for fun, I go to Tacoma World web site. I register, and start a thread asking for Bob. Got several responses within minutes. Mostly rude. Then I ask for him specifically and literally within 30 seconds, my account is deleted and the thread is gone! Please make us register here to post! Then we could actually have a serious discussion forum and not just childish nonsense. Why let them ruin ours when they are so defensive on their own?

Anyone who has a couple minutes to waste go register at tacoma world forums. Ask for Bob. I just did and my account and post was deleted within minutes. LMAO. Please make us register here so we can have a somewhat civilized discussion once in a while.

You scared of a 3rd grade punk, bob? lol. You sure don't mind wasting your time posting your same garbage over and over and over.......

@Bob -

You're gonna make him cry. And trust me..... Once a screwed Brat starts crying, There's no way of stopping him.

Seriously, how many Bob's (or variations of) are there on this site? I LOVE this site but this crap is starting to become real annoying fast. How about a login screen name and limit it to email and computer that they normally use, it can be done.

It doesn't look much different than the current XL grill.
Add a C clamp, and delete one cross bar.
The headlights look similar to the 2011's. The masking makes them look bigger.
The bumper and hood look unchanged.
I'm willing to bet that the only difference is the grill.

To all the Bobs - here is a song for all of you.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnwJ5KIcKX4

Nobody gives the Bob's the credit they deserve. It's become apparent that he (they?) either live in their parents basement, or are locked up and have black-mailed the warden into giving them unlimited internet access.

Bob(s) is very talented at pushing peoples buttons and getting them worked up. He is also very intelligent, I know of no other individual that can contradict themselves in so many creative ways!

Consider one of the above posts:

"Using the same crap over and over isn't very good because it cant keep up with modern technology! This is why GM makes the best truck! They keep pushing for new innovations rather than using the same thing over and over! With the proven engines used for over 10 years now, GM leads the way! Ford needs to keep coming up with new engines to beat an old GM engine! GM wins again!


Posted by: Bobbeh | Nov 9, 2011 3:20:04 PM"

It takes some time to fully process that statement. If you try hard though you can succeed. Here is the translation for those who have given up:

"Automakers must innovate to succeed. GM innovates and therefore they are successful. They are SO GOOD at innovating that they have not had to innovate for over a decade and they are still the leading edge. Ford must continue to introduce new innovative engines to attempt to keep pace with GM's unchanged products"

Please people, SHOW A LITTLE RESPECT!

@Lou,

You understand spanish?

If so, Heres a video for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9WS2uutfeU&feature=related

@toycrusher84 - there are dumb bob(s) and smart bob(s). I've come to realize that "bobbeh" is a smart bob. He exists to parody the dumb bob(s). He is, as you have pointed out, very intelligent. I've gone so far as refering to him as a comedic genius, an idiot savant of the Bob world.

There are other bob(s) that make intelligent points that are neither partisan or trolling. That would be Big Bob, and Bob from Canada. There is another Bob who occasionally pops up who owns an Avalanche.

I'd have to say that unfortunately, dumb bob(s) do more damage to GMC and Chevrolet's image by their vitriolic , and asinine posts than anything myself or any other posters could ever dream of causing.

Fight the good fight dumb Bob(s).

Ford, Ram, Nissan, and Tundra thank you.

I guess one big question is do these new tweaks change the coefficient of drag to improve the highway mpg's a bit.

@Bob - you shouldn't have. I'm touched by your compassion and caring. What a wonderful thing to say to someone. The Barbie girl video is hillarious. Making fun of cheep plastic out of proportion things.
Were you inspired by your own brand preference?
Coming from a "sensitive" GM guy who thinks their trucks are "feminine".
Whow.
I'm impressed.
Bob you are making progress.

@mhowarth - I'd say nadda. It looks like a new grill and maybe a headlight tweek. Keeps people from confusing the 2012 with the 2011, and 2010 and 2009. LOL

Looks good, I'd like to have a black extendo cab with 6.5 footer bed.

Ugh Ford, you can do better. The bumper is hideous. What's the two black pieces that jut out just inside of the fog lights? They have always looked goofy. I hope for the Ford lovers that the next full redesign is much better.

@Nicktoons: If I wanted your input I would slap you in the mouth and let you know. I'm large for a 4th grader and can handle the bobs. I was talking to bob. Speaking of which. Anyone ever consider maybe he is the smiling bob from the male sexual dysfunction commercials? This is strictly for the tacoma world loser Bobs. Your mom told me the other day when she was washing my real truck. "I knew from the beginning I should have swallowed him"...... Is that gonna get deleted? Man if we had to register to post a person could get banned for garbage like this. I sure hope that site don't get flooded with fake people posting garbage all the time.....

@Lou: I think the love of cheap plastic out of proportion things comes from his love life.... I read on the toyota site bob's beautiful wife also happens to be inflatable..... In fact most of the post I saw before getting booted out was actually about "How can I get a real girl to ride in my toyota with me" No offense Oxi, not directed at you at all dude.

@Anton - I hope I never get on your bad side. LOL.

@Lou, ZF Gearboxes will replace the Mercedes sourced units on all Chrysler products. As well Chrysler has replaced the 3 Litre Mercedes Diesel with the CRD unit by VM Motori, 50% ownership by Fiat and Penske.

"Using the same crap over and over isn't very good because it cant keep up with modern technology! This is why GM makes the best truck! They keep pushing for new innovations rather than using the same thing over and over! With the proven engines used for over 10 years now, GM leads the way! Ford needs to keep coming up with new engines to beat an old GM engine! GM wins again! " -Bobbeh

If Genital Motors (Sierra and Silverado) had all of the latest and greatest technology in the world, it would still not help. The Ford F-Series would still kill the Siamese twins.

Rock on, Ford!!!

@ Lou: Lol, Never happen man. I always thoroughly enjoy your post. Just kicking the dog before going to bed. Was laughing so hard as I typed it I had to read it twice before I posted it. Hope smiling bob and his inflatable bride has a lovely night also...

@alton,

Dude, Stop kissing Lou's a$$ already. It's getting a little creepy.

@Bob-

LOL... Yep, They're a bunch of butt munchers.

@Lou, alton -

jaja.... Brown Nosers.

FYI, Bob is the founder of Tacoma World.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/off-topic-discussion/172985-moderators-bob.html

The new SD grill is just plain ugly! The 2010 grill was attractive. To follow the SD line is a dumb mistake. But that is Ford for you.

This might be the heavy duty test mule because if my eyes are correct those are 7 lug rims on bfgoodrich rugged trail tires that right now only come on the super duty from the factory.....that same tire also comes on the heavy duty Dodge Ram standard from the factory .....interesting indeed

looks more like the nissan titan from the front of the truck.

So me and Lou make a worse couple than the many smiling bob retards and their inflatable brides? Go back to the Toy forums and keep living your plastic fantasies with all your little fairy friends there. Me and Lou might just team up and go bob hunting. Muzzle loader season starts Monday here. Better yet, kill yourself you pathetic no life loser.
love always, alton

Excuse me you silly morons. I'm not inflateable, I am real in the flesh. You guys are just jealous that Bobby has a wife that looks like me. You are the ones that could not get a date with an blow up doll. She would come to life and run away at the sight of you.

I still maintain that a majority (not all) of the Bob's are in a lockup somewhere and they've driven the Warden crazy so he has given them a computer with internet to keep them occupied.

It looks to me like a HD payload F150 that has been availble for many years, though it seems many here did not know a 7 lug HD payload option has been availble for years.

The only thing I can see new is the grill and maybe the headlights maybe not. We all know Ford has 3 or 4 different grills in use today. It will be interesting to see how all the different variants play out.

@fleetmgr
I think it is just a new grill. The headlight shape is partially hiden but looks basically the same. I can't see Ford spending extra cash to remodel fenders to fit a new headlight. THe 2014's will be out in a year's time.

@multiple personality bob's wife personality -
your a figment of bob's imagination. I guess that isn't inflatable. You spell just as poorly as bob. That raises an interesting but sick problem. How do you fornicate with yourself? oooh baby........ I'mmm the best I"VE ever had. Does bob cheet on you with other personalities? Is he faithful to his left hand or right hand?

@alton - is there a bag limit? Do we set up a blind next to the "short bus" stop? or is there a 200 yard buffer to make it more sporting? Do you have an Impala call? or scent attractant that smells like cheep plastic?

Looks to me like Lou really takes these comments WAY to seriously.

Anyways, I think the F-150 is an oudated piece of junk that nobody cares for anymore. Everybody and their Mom's have one (And to tell you the truth, that's kind of sad).

@Bob's Gardener - good catch, I'll blame a stiiiiiiiicky keeeeey for that one.

@ Pedro Mantequilla. No I don't. A serious person wouldn't bother with bob's stupidity.

@Bob's Gardener - you have me confused with your boss, multiple personality bob.

@Bob's Gardener - get your mind out of the gutter. Bob's excessively stupid comments made me spill coffee on my keyboard. Kinda hard to do as you suggest with my receptionist a few feet away. (I guess that comment will open its own can of worms).
You're a funny guy, you seem to be too bright to be working for a duffus like MPB.

@Pedro Butter- Nobody cares for it anymore? Really? Of all the things you could have said, that is what your going with?

Bob(s) get blamed for a lot of things here but I have a feeling there would be some very sad and bored people here if Bob(s) suddenly went away.

Anybody want to buy my 08 Silverado rattle trap so i can buy a new F150 and drive a real truck please Bloob, JinJer please anyone???

Another masterpiece brought to you by FORD!!!

i love your comments Bob!

Although i will regret fueling the fire, i laugh at each and everyone one of bobs comments. Its funny how lou argues with him, its like two kindergardeners pointing fingers back and forth and sticking out their wangs. whos is bigger?

im suprised oxi hasnt joined in the parade!

@Allistar - I don't argue with multiple personality bob. That would be poiintless. It is fun and entertaining to poke at him.

@Bob's Gardener - I am the boss.

Bob has a lot of personalties.
I wondwer what his wife looks like?

hey bob, i love chevy trucks but just look at the statistical data. chevy and gmc combined sell less than ford. Ford has a bigger markt share( light and heavy duty) than either chevy or gmc. I want to help you but you must crawl out of your rock. I want to help you. Your comments makes my day, when will you see the light?

I feel bad for bob because he reminds me when i was in high school. Lonely and no friends lol. Bob are you trying to alienate everyone?

I am your master, not Lou! sorry lou! XD

@ Allister Bob is a Toyota fan but really a closet Nissan Titan fan

@Allistar - funny man.
Cue the heavy breathing - join the dark side Bob, I'm your father (Ford) LOL

Feel free to pick on MPB.
There seems to be more than enough of bob to go around ;)
Bob is the fanboi equivalent of a piƱata.
Everyone can take turns giving it a wack.
Very therapeutic.

Like I've said before the only 2 things that I dislike about GMC is the bailout and Bob. I think I'll be able to come to terms with the bailout.

Sorry.
Its been a slow week on the job ;)



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