The current version of this legendary truck represents the 13th generation. The U.S. most popular truck has been around for decades and the current generation is present since 2013. We have already seen a mid-cycle update last year, which has brought a lot of novelties.
Considering this refresh, we usually wouldn’t expect any more important change until a redesign. However, Ford engineers work on something completely new. It looks like we are about to see the first hybrid truck on the market. The new model is expected to come with an efficient powertrain, which should make it even more popular. Expect to see Ford F-150 Hybrid sometime in the next year.
Also, note that our friends form 2020 best trucks have announced that we can expect a redesigned model in 2021.
2020 FORD F-150 HYBRID DESIGN
In terms of base design characteristics, the new hybrid 2020 Ford F-150 shouldn’t be too much different compared to standard models. It will feature the same aluminum body, which characterizes the current generation of this popular truck.
Most likely, the battery will be packed under the bed, which indicates slightly less cargo space. In all other aspects, we should see a familiar design. This truck has been updated last year, when it received a bunch of novelties, mostly in the visual aspect. There is a new front end, which seems a little bit more rugged, closer to Super Duty series.
You can also notice a few tweaks on the rear and, but all in all, the base shape has remained the same. We expect 2020 Ford F-150 Hybrid to follow these changes. Most likely, it will come with few distinctive details to accentuate its electrified character. Other than that, things should remain pretty familiar. Also, count on a few new color options in the offer, and maybe some specially-designed wheels.
Another aspect where we don’t expect bigger changes for the Ford F-150 Hybrid. Expect to see a familiar dashboard layout, with plenty of tech features. Though wi e still don’t have official information, this version will most likely be reserved for higher trims. Same goes for the cab design. Don’t expect a single-row version with an electrified powertrain.
WHICH SAFETY SYSTEMS WILL 2020 FORD F-150 HYBRID FEATURE?
Most likely, the 2020 Ford F-150 Hybrid will come with a full load of standard safety systems. It will include things like a 360-degree camera, adaptive cruise control, lane keeps assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, parking sensors, forward collision warning, active park assist, pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection, etc.
We are still waiting for some official details about the 2020 Ford F-150 Hybrid powertrain. So far, we know that the new version should be a plug-in hybrid. Also, it seems pretty much certain that the basis of a new system will be some of the company’s new EcoBoost units with six cylinders.
Expect eighter a 2.7-liter unit, or a bigger 3.5-liter engine. In any case, expect to see a combination with some hi-output electric motor, which will add plenty of power and torque and make total output probably over 400 horsepower. Such amount will ensure excellent towing capabilities, but also high mpg numbers.
HOW MUCH WILL 2020 FORD F-150 HYBRID BE ABLE TO TOW?
Though it seems early to talk about some more precise numbers, we are pretty sure that this Ford Hybrid truck towing capacity will be on par with V6 gasoline units, if not even better due to additional torque. For comparison, a model with a 3.5-liter V6 engine is good for about 12.500 pounds.
RELEASE DATE AND PRICE
We expect to see 2020 Ford F-150 Hybrid sometime in the next year. It is still early to speculate about the price, though some reports suggest that base versions will go around 45.000 dollars.
The official release date isn’t confirmed yet. The Ford may postpone this hybrid version for 2021 when we expect to see a redesigned version of this truck.