The Hypertech Ford F-150 PowerBoost Adds Epic Off-Roading Upgrades

Until the Lightning arrives, the Ford F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid remains the most efficient option. However, the F-150 Hybrid seems to be lacking off-roading capabilities. If you want this truck to be more capable, then the Hypertech Ford F-150 PowerBoost might be the answer. 

The Hypertech Ford F-150 PowerBoost adds off-roading upgrades

Hypertech Ford F-150 PowerBoost SEMA concept
Hypertech Ford F-150 PowerBoost concept | Ford

The Hypertech Ford F-150 PowerBoost hybrid is a 2021 SEMA show compact that provides the ultimate overlanding capabilities. Because SEMA is used to gauge how well fans react to new ideas, this could mean that the PowerBoost will gain extra off-roading goodies soon. 

Currently, the Ford F-150 Hybrid isn’t offered with the Tremor package, which is disappointing for some fans. When gasoline-powered F-150 models, the Pro Power Onboard generator uses a 2.0-kW system. 

But with the PowerBoost models are offered with a 2.4-kW and an optional 7.2-kW system thanks to the 48-volt lithium-ion battery pack. More power equals the ability to run more equipment at campsites for longer periods. 

Whats does the Hypertech F-150 include? 

The Hypertech Ford F-150 PowerBoost features the 7.2-Kw system. Ford says it can power floodlighting, an air compressor, chop saw, TiG welder, angle grinder, and plasma cutter simultaneously. 

But SEMA concept powered an electric grill, ice machine, sink, dryer, refrigerator, freezer, and more. Additional equipment includes a Ford Performance Parts onboard air compressor, off-road bumpers, and LED light bar. Also, a bed cap with lockable storage by Leer was acquired from the Ford accessories catalog. 

The gasoline-powered 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 was enhanced by an upgraded cat-back system. For off-roading, the truck gains a slight lift with upgraded Beadlock wheels and tires. A Warn winch and brush guard combination was added as well. 

Will the F-150 PowerBoost gain the Tremor package? 

The 2022 ford F-150 Tremor off-roading in the dirt
2022 ford F-150 Tremor | Ford

Maybe. Joe Macary, the Ford F-150 Marketing Manager, shared that the 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost engine was picked for the F-150 Tremor because it currently best matches the demands of fans in the target demographic. 

However, the target user group could grow with electrification. But we aren’t sure if Ford is planning to keep improving the Ford F-150 Hybrid. Its attention could be on the Ford F-150 Lightning instead. 

If the Hypertech SEMA concept receives a popular response, then the PowerBoost could gain more off-roading prowess. Ford does have a history of listening to what its fans want. For example, they provided more Ford Bronco manual configurations after fans signed a petition. 

The Ford F-150 Tremor is an inch higher in the front and a half an inch taller in the rear. It includes an upgraded suspension with new shocks and rides on a set of matter-finish 18-inch wheels wrapped in 33-inch General Grabber All-Terrain tires.  

The rear axle is equipped with a locking differential, and a Torsen limited-slip differential in the front will be available later. A skid plate protects the undercarriage, and two orange tow hooks make the front pop. 

Six auxiliary switches sit above the rearview mirror, so you can easily add accessories like lights and winches. The package is expected to cost about $4,000. You can get started in the Ford F-150 PowerBoost for about $41,495.

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