We can talk about the 2020 Ford F-150 for a long time. With one million sold units per annum, there are always good and bad impressions. Well, with such sales numbers you can guess which of these are more numerous. What makes F-150 so special? Durability, reliability, and versatility in the first place. The pickup is a great working machine with superb towing capabilities. It also offers plenty of options – from cab and bed configuration, engine choices, trim levels, additional features. That is not all since some special editions are also taking place in the lineup. So, all in all, the F-150 will offer everything you want from a truck.
The new model was launched for 2019 season. Its major change happened under the hood. The new member of the engine lineup is Power Stroke diesel drivetrain. However, it is not yet available for purchase. It could be a part of the 2020 Ford F-150 lineup. It is not the only addition we expect from the truck. The famous Lightning version could be brought back to compete with Ram Rebel TRX, which some say could be a Raptor-killer. Small bets are on a hybrid drivetrain. But, with Ford, expect unexpected.
What is New for the 2020 Ford F-150?
With the new model already available, the next edition is not going to suffer too many cosmetic changes. Instead, the company will focus on other things. Different packages and special editions will take place. One of the major upgrades could be a hybrid engine. For a while, we can read rumors about the F-150 getting such drivetrain. Could it be true?
Next, the Atlas concept is near the production. Again, we could see it already this year. On the other hand, the truck is not official yet. So, fans need to wait to see this lightweight truck with excellent fuel economy. Ford is also planning to bring back the performance-oriented Lightning version of the legendary pickup. This model will be a response to the challenge of FCA. Soon, they could launch Ram 1500 truck with Hellcat engine and 707 hp. Finally, the most realistic option will be a Harley-Davidson edition. Some details are already available, but we don’t have an entire image of this truck.
2020 Ford F-150 Specs, Diesel
Under the bonnet of the 2020 Ford F-150 will be the same lineup of engines we can find at the moment. That means the offer will start with V6 units. You can choose a 3.3-liter mill. It is the youngest one and it was one of the major additions of the 2019 redesign. Two- and four-wheel drive is available. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard. The drivetrain is capable to create 290 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. Another V6 engine is turbocharged. A 2.7-l displacement delivers 325 hp through a 10-speed automatic transmission. It can also provide 400 lb-ft of torque. Again, buyers will choose 2WD or 4WD.
The most powerful V6 engine is a high-output version of a 3.5-liter unit. Only V8 can make more power than it (375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque). Of course, this powertrain offers the best towing capacity numbers. A V8 is a 5.0-liter displacement. Serious truckers that need 2020 Ford F-150 for towing over 10,000 pounds will have to pick it over V6 mills. Its outputs are 395 horsepower and 400 pound-feet.
2020 Ford F-150 Raptor
Some upgrades will be presented to the 2020 Ford F-150 Raptor. This off-road version is using a special tuning of the 3.5-liter engine. Thanks to the twin-turbo system it can haul 13,000 pounds. Well, turbochargers help the engine create 450 hp and 510 lb-ft. This is currently class-leading output. However, Chevy will soon launch the ZR2 model, and we already mentioned Ram 1500 Rebel TRX as a possible competitor.
This is not all about the legendary truck. The 2020 Ford F-150 diesel will provide another option. A 3.0-liter turbodiesel is the latest addition. When it enters the market, F-150 will be able to create 250 hp and 450 lb-ft. Towing capacity of the Power Stroke unit will go up to 11,500 pounds. More details, such as top speed and 0-60 mph acceleration time, are going to be available when it appears.
Harley-Davidson Truck, Atlas Concept, SVT Ligthning
The 2020 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson edition is ready. And its price shocked all fans. The truck will cost just shy of a six-digit number. Harley upgrades the pickup in many ways. From distinctive exterior parts (grille, skid plates, roof rails), to interior features, everything here is exquisite. Leather seats and orange details are very impressive. Special suspension and Fox shocks will make Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson off-road capable.
Atlas concept is still waiting for a debut of the production model. We saw the prototype in 2013 and next season it could arrive in dealerships. Build with lightweight materials, the F-150 Atlas is not losing the toughness and capabilities. On the other hand, major improvements are in gas mileage. Totally opposite idea is making a performance truck. The 2020 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning is another option for the lineup. While the Raptor is an off-road beast, the Special Vehicle Team is building a monster for roads. Upgraded 5.0-liter engine can produce up to 650 hp. Special tuning can make it produce even more power. Some experts say even 800 horsepower is an option. Ford F-150 Shelby Super Snake? Maybe.
From all these models, the most far-fetched story is about the 2020 Ford F-150 Hybrid. Still, it is not unlikely to happen.
Reasons why we believe in 2020 Ford F-150:
- Ford is investing big in electrification. Over $10 billion will be spent in the next couple of years. The plan is to add a hybrid, PHEV, or all-electric drivetrain to each model the company is producing by 2030. Right from the start, the Blue Oval needs their star vehicles to draw attention. F-150 truck, Mustang, Expedition SUV are main favorites. These models don’t need a strong hybrid, but their popularity could make other cars and crossovers more interesting. Ram 1500 uses a mild-hybrid system as well, so F-150 can’t let the competition go too far.
So, why it is so complicating?
- The full-size truck is a working machine. It doesn’t need a great fuel economy, but power and towing capacity. Hybrid drivetrains are not there to provide improvements in these segments. Surely, more miles means savings. To build a big truck with a hybrid powertrain, even a mild-hybrid system needs more money and more development than for existing cars configurations. Definitely, truckers will rather choose power over fuel economy. So, the 2020 Ford F-150 Hybrid can’t count on big sales. And finally, the cost will be in the rank of the Raptor model. Which would you choose?