2016 Ford F-150 Limited Bound for Dealerships This Winter

NEWPORT BEACH, California — The new 2016 Ford F-150 Limited, a luxury truck that Ford says will be the most expensive F-150 ever, will arrive at Ford dealerships this winter.

Formal pricing has not been announced, but Ford spokesman Mike Levine told Edmunds the F-150 Limited will start at approximately $60,000. A fully loaded model, with such options as four-wheel-drive and a Pro Trailer Backup Assist system, will be priced around $65,000.

Complete pricing will be announced later this summer.

The high-end truck will feature standard luxury-car amenities, including massaging seats — the first time such an item will be offered on the F-150 — and fiddleback eucalyptus wood in the cabin, a veneer used on the Bentley Continental GT.

The Limited model slots above the F-150 Platinum in the lineup.

"We have yet to find a ceiling for the luxury truck customer," Levine said when asked why Ford decided to revive the Limited trim level.

It was offered on the 2013 and 2014 F-150.

Details on the new F-150 Limited include a unique custom satin-chrome grille and tailgate, 22-inch polished aluminum wheels, Mojave leather seating surfaces, a unique instrument cluster face and laser-engraved VIN plate with the truck's production number on the center console lid.

Other touches include unique scuff plates with ice-blue backlighting, a Sony 10-speaker sound system and raised "Limited" lettering on the hood.

The F-150 Limited is equipped with a standard 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that produces 365 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. It is linked to a six-speed automatic transmission.

"The F-150 Limited sets a new bar for what discerning customers should expect in a high-end truck," said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president of global product development, in a statement late Monday. "We're adding segment-exclusive technology, and features that improve productivity, convenience and capability with distinctive style."

Standard features include remote start and tailgate release, an integrated trailer brake controller and a blind-spot monitor with cross-traffic alert.

Key competitors to the F-150 Limited include the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country and 2016 Ram 1500 Limited.

But Levine said the truck is also aimed at "the guy who owns a BMW 7 Series," but needs a luxury truck capable of towing a boat on the weekend.

Edmunds says: The F-150 enters true luxury territory with the new Limited model, something that should lure luxury buyers into Ford showrooms.