Shortly after the 2018 model came out, we can hear rumors about the 2019 Ford F-150. This special truck draws a lot of interest, so it is not strange why every rumor finds its way to publicity. But, it seems like big updates on the way for this pickup. The current model is the first will diesel drivetrain.
Model for 2019 will keep this engine. However, Ford will continue to surprise all fans with further news about the power room. No, we won’t see new petrol unit, and diesel is still fresh to get a replacement. The 2019 Ford F-150 will come in hybrid version! The first vehicles could roll out from production lines by the end of 2018. Engineers are too occupied with this, so work of designers will come almost undetected.
2019 Ford F-150 Petrol Drivetrain
Base truck is coming with a 3.5-l V-6 unit. This powertrain stands up from the competition. It blows in dust all other trucks, no matter how good they are. Chevy, GMC, Ram, Toyota trucks, please step aside for the king of the segment. The engine of the 2019 Ford F-150 is going to return 25 mpg rating for a highway drive. But, this is mileage for unloaded pickup and perfect conditions. You can probably count that your F-150 will run 20 mpg during working duties.
The model for 2018 came with the major update. After a year of chit-chat, rumors, and predictions, the diesel unit became a reality. A 3.0-liter PowerStroke powertrain is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. But, Ford remains quiet on other details. Since this vehicle is coming in spring of 2018, we will have to wait to see the output of new drivetrain. However, estimations are that 2019 Ford F-150 diesel will burst 250 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. Of course, there are savings on fuel economy and an increase of maximum towing capacity.
Ford F-150 Launches Hybrid in 2019 Season
If the 2018 year model got a diesel than a major thing for 2019 Ford F-150 is a possible hybrid drivetrain. Many other companies are also considering plug-in trucks for their lineup, but the development of these vehicles is expensive. On the other hand, some had unsuccessful campaigns already.
But, if F-150 can’t succeed, then no other truck can do it. It is certain that the truck will be electrified. Most of the reports are informing about 2020 season, but the wish of fans is to see F-150 Hybrid in 2019. However, as development goes according to the plan, Ford could grant this wish.
2019 Ford F-150 Raptor
Last, but not the least important addition could be the 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor. A performance-tuned pickup truck will be a beast with high output and exclusive interior. Not too many buyers will be keen on this vehicle, but true truck fans know what Raptor brings. That is the massive energy of 450 hp, and unbelievable twisting force for petrol unit – 520 lb-ft. Also, there are unique exterior features, and for 2019 F-150 Raptor, Ford could prepare a new trademark grille. Finally, we can announce the possibility of Raptor Hybrid version in 2020.