The newest offering from Ford, the 2020 model of the ever-popular F-150 line, is set to release later this year. However, in the meantime, we’ve got plenty of juicy details about just what to expect from the upcoming, high-tech, high-powered truck. There’s a lot to love about what Ford is bringing to the table! But is the F-150 still going to be on top of heap when it comes to pickups when this truck hits dealerships?
2020 Ford F-150
It’s important to strike a balance when you’re designing a truck like the F-150. On the one hand, you want to have the power to tow a lot of weight, but you also want to make the ride comfortable and the technology needs to be cutting edge. It’s also important that Ford balance the luxury of their F-150 with a reasonable base price, as well as a variety of trim levels to please all types of customers.
It appears as though the 2020 F-150 is slated to strike that balance relatively well. Notably, the V-8, 6.7-liter turbo diesel engine under the hood offers a ton of power for heavy-duty jobs. However, the vehicle also comes sporting a ton of driver assist technology, connectivity, and high-end luxury to make it a modern vehicle.
The engine under the hood is expected to be a beast. While the current projections are for a 450 horsepower engine, with 35,000 pounds of towing capacity, that could be a conservative estimate. In January, Ford posted projections that they wanted the new vehicle to have as much as 35,100 pound of towing, with 7680 pounds of payload.
There are expected to be three engines available at various trim levels. All three will be offering a ton of power, though the diesel-powered option will allow for a lot more fuel efficiency than the others. In short, there’s a lot to look forward to in the powertrain of the 2020 Ford F-150, and you can expect serious power from the newest line of Ford’s trucks.
While we’re not yet sure what will come standard on the 2020 F-150, it’s clearly shaping up to sport a wide array of driver assist technologies. For instance, expect to see lane-keeping technology, emergency braking assist, advanced backup camera, lane merge warnings and more. On top of these technologies, expect to see a ton of new connectivity technology.
The car will offer a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to ten wireless devices. It’ll offer this through a 4G LTE modem, making it a high-speed connectivity option and helping you to keep your data bill down for your phone! Also expect a huge infotainment screen, a fast-acting UI and a wireless charging pad. Namely, this pad will be a Qi-enabled charger that can wirelessly charge most new phones.
The 2020 Ford F-150 is expected to bring some major redesigns for the line. These are expected to hit both the exterior and the interior of the car. Firstly, the outside of the vehicle, expect to see new grilles on all trim levels. The exterior redesign makes the vehicle look sleeker, meaner and more modern. Higher trim levels will include the signature daytime running lamps, and the brake lights will be of a new, single-light style.
On the interior of the vehicle, expect to see a number of new features. These will partly be related to trim level, while all trims can expect a more luxurious and plush ride. As the Ram line becomes more and more luxury-focused, Ford will have to make moves to keep up with the luxury changes. As such, the interior redesign will likely be more noticeable at higher trim levels.