There’s more than meets the eye about the 2018 Ford F-150’s styling

At least that’s what the automaker claims, so check out the 2018 F-150’s key design changes

For 2018, the Ford F-150 has received significant styling and powertrain updates, and the automaker is out to show customers that the changes are more important than they may appear.

Throughout the design process, the design team met multiple times with truck owners to understand how they use their trucks and what they want when it comes to features and style.

To harmonize the look of the F-150 with the all-new F-Series Super Duty, the 2018 model gets a billed-milled body featuring a horizontal twin-bar grille, all-new C-clamp headlamps with LED lighting and signature DRLs, as well as chamfered nose and fenders.

Seen from the side, F-Series cues like the drop-down in the front doors continue, while the wheel openings (and wheel and tire proportions) exude strength. There are six all-new wheel designs ranging from 17 inches to 22 inches, with large-diameter tires ensuring traction both on-road or off.

Ford takes pride in the fact that the F-150 uses traditional steel frame-mounted bumpers and a minimum of plastic covers or fascias — preferring chrome instead.

At the rear, the 2018 F-150 features a billet-milled treatment around the fenders, taillights, and tailgate — the F-150 badge on the tailgate being replaced with the stamped-in nameplate of XL, XLT or Lariat trim levels.

Upper models like King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited get a satin chrome appliqué.

Check out the styling changes in the product sheet below.