Ford has confirmed that it is discontinuing the Power Stroke V-6 diesel option for the F-150 pickup truck. A Ford representative explained that the decision to drop the diesel was made because "our customers overwhelmingly order our EcoBoost V-6 gasoline engines." The Power Stroke 3.0-liter V-6 first appeared in the previous-generation F-150 in 2018 and was carried over unchanged into the new truck for 2021.
The automaker is recommending that "customers who need maximum towing torque" should now opt for the PowerBoost with the 3.5-liter V-6 hybrid setup putting out 430 hp and 570 pound-feet with improvements over the Power Stroke on both measures. Ford says the hybrid option has better fuel economy compared to the diesel engine.
Orders for the F-150 with the Power Stroke will remain open until July 16, with deliveries happening over the rest of the year.