As one of the most popular vehicles on the road today, the Ford F-150 is a symbol of Americana and, for many, a sacred institution. One of the reasons for its immense popularity is that Ford has continuously found a way to expand the lineup of various trims and editions, meaning there’s an F-150 for just about everyone. But the news coming from Ford this week is far more ambitious than the all-electric Lightning or the off-road-ready Raptor. No, this is a new chapter for America’s favorite pickup, and it’s one that the blue brand is banking on to increase both new and used truck sales extensively.
The newest trim of the F-150 will be known as the “Karen Edition.” The vehicle was designed with the entitled housewife in mind with too much time on her hands. It’s part of Ford’s plan to expand its line-up into new demographics and gain the attention and notoriety of a bold new clientele. But what makes this new trim so different from the multitude of others that are already available? For that, we went right to the source of the details on the newest member of the Ford fleet.
Two Unique Driving Modes
The Karen Edition will come with two exclusive driving modes. The first of these, “I’m Enjoying My Coffee,” will utilize adaptive cruise control so the discerning Karen can enjoy her commute at a relaxing pace while she contemplates what she is going to complain about next. The latter of these two modes, “I Have PMS, Fuck Off!” will disengage adaptive cruise control and traffic sign recognition. This ensures that when the Karen is late for her daughter’s dance recital or suffering the effects of either menstruation or menopause, they can utilize either as an excuse as to why they’re driving faster than the speed limit.
Intuitive Manager Questioning Technology
Ford has stated that they understand the Karen’s need to seek out the manager or owner of any establishment to air her grievances. The newest bit of technology will an immersive directory within the infotainment system’s contact list that contains the names of any manager within a fifty-mile radius. This technology will also be voice-activated and hands-free, enabling the Karen to safely flex her privileged entitlement while driving. As new managers are hired in the area, the system will continuously update and keep its database current.
Instructional Gasoline Pumping Interface
While many trucks come equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system, the Karen Edition of the F-150 takes this technology further. To ensure that the Karen knows when she needs to refuel her vehicle and that the process is relatively easy, voice commands will let the Karen know audibly so there can be no excuse for not reading the gauges. There will also be a tutorial on how to effectively pump the gas on your own without needing an explanation from the clerk working behind the counter.
Finally, Ford has unveiled other technology to satisfy the Karen’s need to be self-centered and intrusive into the lives of people she has nothing to do with. Accident detection will scan news reports within a 100-mile radius to inform the Karen where a collision has occurred. This will allow her to drive by them at a slow rate, halting traffic behind her and feeling like something like this would never ever happen to her.
The Karen Edition of the F-150 is set to roll off of assembly lines in mid to late 2024. We’ll be sure to keep you updated with any other new developments.