It has become hotter than ever in the half-ton, pickup truck class with the introduction of the all-new GM’s twins and sleek and modern, new generation Ram 1500. However, Ford also keeps its best-selling F-150 fresh and up-to-date. The recent, major refresh was for the 2018 model year and the 2019 F-150 offers Raptor’s power in the combination with the swanky Limited trim. The Raptor gained the upgraded suspension and forward emergency braking.
But Ford thinks several steps in advance and the top-selling model will soon bring the new round upgrades. The 2020 Ford F-150 won’t change much structurally or visually. Expect it to add more options and features but the next big move for the F-150 will be the introduction of the hybrid powertrain. Ford wasn’t generous with details about the hybrid version but confirmed the production will take place at Dearborn Truck Plant. The model will provide extended mileage and adequate power but will also be the mobile generator.
2020 Ford F-150: Powertrains
The light-duty Ford F-150 isn’t a light on the powertrain options and it offers turbocharged, diesel, V-6 and V-8 power. The 2020 Ford F-150 could, however, round off the offer with the introduction of the hybrid powertrain.
It’s not the secret that the top-selling F-150 will come with the electrified propulsion system and the hybrid version could arrive in time for the 2020 model year but could also wait for the 2021 version as well. Ford revealed just a few details about the new version and said that model will able to take you farther and also to power the equipment on the worksite.
The hybrid system will be similar as in the next Mustang hybrid and should include the V-6 engine and automatic transmission assisted by the electric motor between them. It will boost the performance and efficiency but we will see at what levels.
The 2020 version will, on another hand, return the current range of the engines. The base 3.3-liter V-6 will produce 290 hp and torque of 265 lb-ft. The power will go through the six-speed automatic gearbox.
The 2.7-liter turbo-6 will add gears to 10 and provide 325 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. The 5.0-liter V-8 will also come in the pair with the 10-speed auto transmission and deliver 385 hp with 400lb-ft of twisting.
The Power Stroke Turbodiesel will reach 30 mpg highway and allow the max towing of 11, 400 pounds. A 3.0-liter V-6 diesel can make 250 hp but torque hits 440 lb-ft.
The 3.5-liter bi-turbo V-6 will boost the performance up to 450 hp and torque to 510 lb-ft. In lower level version the power will be 375 hp and torque up to 470 lb-ft.
2020 Ford F-150: Exterior, Interior
The 2020 Ford F-150 won’t change the way it looks from what the 2018 mid-update brought. The model will continue with familiar body lines and styling elements.
The two-bat style grille will change the finish with the specific version and vary between the black treatment, honeycomb design, and more chrome in the upper grades. The bumpers and other parts will also get body-color, black or chrome treatment depending on the version.
The interior will also stay the familiar story. The same layout will continue to the new model year. The model will come with the less expensive and durable materials in lower trims and upgrade with the different leather options with the higher price tag.
The truck will also provide other luxuries and the latest tech and safety features. More options should, however, move to the lower grades. The truck will again appear in three cab styles and bed options. It will also offer more muscle options and off-road upgrades.
2020 Ford F-150: Arrival, Price
The 2020 Ford F-150 will go at dealerships in late 2019. The price range will again start slightly above $28, 000. More luxuries and equipment will lift the price to the new heights fast.