This teaser photo doesn’t reveal much, but it’s our first look at the most glamorous trim level yet of the 2013 Ford F-150. The Limited trim will be fully revealed on Tuesday, but for now we can make some educated guesses on its contents based on this image and previous updates to Ford trucks.
Ford promises us that the Limited will be the “most refined and luxurious” version of the F-150 to date, and it’s clear that this red leather will headline the interior upgrades. Ford recently refreshed the 2013 F-150 lineup (pictured below) with changes like new front grilles, the introduction of the MyFord Touch infotainment system, and optional HID headlights. The FX4 trim level of the 2013 F-150 even paced a NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway.
Before that, Ford showed off the Platinum trim level for the F-Series Super Duty. Billed as Ford’s most luxurious pickup ever, the Platinum models sport more chrome trim, a unique mesh chrome grille, 20-inch wheels, and special Pecan leather upholstery. All versions of the 2013 F-Series Super Duty also gain upgrades like the addition of MyFord Touch.
It stands to reason that the Ford F-150 Limited will receive many of the same upgrades as the Super Duty Platinum. In addition to the red leather and center-console badge previewed here, expect extra chrome cladding for the exterior, larger wheels, and possibly unique taillights and badges. It’s possible the Limited will be only a small improvement over the existing F-150 Platinum, which wears 20-inch polished-aluminum wheels, a satin-chrome front grille, chrome mirror caps, interior ambient lighting, and wood-grain dashboard accents. It’s also offered with the same Pecan leather that bowed in the F-Series Super Duty Platinum.
Check back with Automobile Magazine on Tuesday for full photos and information on the 2013 Ford F-150 Limited.