With a completely new Ram 1500 debuting earlier this year and all new trucks from General Motors due on dealers lots within the next few weeks, Ford is eager to get a new F150 out into the market before long. A report from Ford says they will debut a new F150 for 2020, what we currently don’t know is whether they are shooting for the 2020 model year, or if it will be introduced in the 2020 calendar year as a 2021 model.
Back in 2013 Ford previewed the 2015 F150 with the Atlas concept. The concept truck has a lot in common with what ended up being the production 2015 F150, but of course had some concept elements to spice it up for autoshow duty. It is possible that we might see an F150 concept next January at the North American International Autoshow, if a new F150 is going to debut in 2020.
Right now details are scarce but we do know that the truck will remain with an aluminum body, there are also rumors that more aluminum will be used in the frame of the next generation truck. Ford has already stated that a plug in hybrid version is coming and states that it will provide added capability, from low-end torque for extra pulling power to serving as a mobile generator on the job site.
Ford has kept the F150 fresh with new and updated powertrains as well as the addition of a new 10 speed automatic transmission. 2018 F150s also got a new grille and headlight treatment, new wheels, taillamps and a new tailgate. For 2019 the F150 Limited gets the Raptors high output version of the 3.5 EcoBoost V6 along with a few other tweaks. This all goes to show that Ford is working hard to keep the #1 spot and an all new F150 for 2020 is not unlikely.
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