Ford ‘s best-selling model is getting closer to the redesign. The Ford F-150 was all-new for the 2015 model year and a mid-cycle upgrade occurred in 2017 for the 2018 version. In the meantime, the redesigned Ram 1500 and GM’s twins appeared and all models are better than ever. However, after the first quarter of 2019 Ford continues to outsell new generation, half-ton models by large margin although Ram 1500 replaced the Chevy Silverado 1500 at the second position.
Ford hasn’t revealed when the new generation F-150 will appear but it seems now it will happen for the 2021 model year. The Blue Oval Brand promised also the all-electric F-150 but wasn’t again specific about the release date. On the other hand, the hybrid version was announced for the 2020 model year but details are still scarce about this version as well.
So, the 2020 F-150 should appear with the familiar style and options and the hybrid powertrain could be added to the range. There will be a large number of configuration options consisting of three cab styles, six trim levels, three cargo bed options and multiple powertrain choices. Like it is not enough, Ford will also offer additional package options. The 2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab will stick to the two entry trim options and two cargo bed choices. The engine options will skip the Power Stroke diesel but the turbocharged units will be available with the F-150 Regular Cab.
2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab: Design
The 2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab won’t bring visual upgrades as the reports suggest and it remains to be seen how the new generation version will look.
The F-150 Regular Cab will return with two cargo bed options including a long 8 feet bed and standard 6 feet 6 inches option. The two-door version will be available in XL and XLT trims.
The XL version will come with black grille and bumpers and 17-inch steel wheels by default. The model will use automatic headlights with automatic high beams. There will be numerous visual enhancement available with this version. Buyers can add fog lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, chrome or sport appearance package, FX4 package, skid plates, box side steps, etc.
The XLT will start with the chrome package by default and 17-inch aluminum wheels. The model will have chrome grille and bumpers, fog lights, rear privacy glass, etc. Visual options will include 18- and 20-inch wheels, two-tone paint, running boards, etc.
The interior of the 2020 F-150 will remain the same and XL and XLT Regular Cabs won’t exaggerate with the high-comfort and tech equipment.
The XL Regular Cab will have manual windows and mirrors, air conditioning, vinyl flooring, four speakers, a 4.2-inch center display, driver information display, etc. The standard equipment will also be a rearview camera and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, etc. Optionally, it will add cloth upholstery, Sync infotainment system, unique sports cloth, larger driver display, power windows and locks, etc.
The XLT will switch to cloth upholstery by default as well as to SYNC 3 infotainment system with 8-inch touchscreen. It will also provide Wi-Fi connectivity, more USB ports, etc. There will be options like power and heated seats, power pedals, navigation, leather-wrapped steering wheel, a sunroof, etc. This version will also allow blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.
2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab: Powertrains
The 2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab should again appear with turbo and non-turbo engine options but it should skip diesel unit and the hybrid version if it appears.
A 3.3-liter V-6 engine with start/stop technology will be the base powering unit. This engine will be in pair with 6-speed automatic transmission and produce 290 hp and torque of 265 pound-feet.
Buyers will be able to equip the F-150 Regular Cab with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 capable of producing 325 hp and torque of 400 pound-feet. The XLT will also allow an installation of more powerful 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 which makes 375 hp and torque of 470 pound-feet.
There will be another option with the F-150 Regular Cab in form of the natality aspirated 5.7-liter V-8 engine with start/stop technology. This robust engine makes 395 hp and torque of 400 pound-feet. All but the base V-6 will come in the combination with the 10-speed automatic transmission.
2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab: Release, Price
The 2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab will appear by the end of the year. The price should again start around $28, 155. The XLT should begin from around $34, 160.