There are many pickup trucks on the market nowadays but not all of them can tame rocky terrains and sandy paths like a pro. Very few pickup trucks can even come close to the off-road handling prowess of the venerable Ford Raptor. Barring the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, the Ford Raptor has almost no worthy rival. After updating the F-150 lineup for 2019, the company is going to revamp the 2020 Ford Raptor.
The upcoming Raptor will get aggressive styling, revamped powertrain and some changes in the cabin. Certain details are yet to be confirmed though.
2020 Ford Raptor exterior and interior update
The upcoming 2020 Ford Raptor looks absolutely rugged and macho- so much so it would look fit in the set of a Transformers movie! Its signature blacked-out grille, aluminum bed, bulky body, rugged panel all evokes an aura of masculinity. The tailgate gets Ford logo embossed and the lights are all LED-based. The exterior colors include Lead Foot, Race Red and Guard.
It is likely that Ford will revamp the cabin of upcoming 2020 Raptor. It does look Spartan in default setting but you get options like leather seating surfaces, ambient lighting, and automatic dual-zone climate control and heated front seats. Ford is likely to use enhanced noise cancellation tech in the cabin. There is a mix of soft-touch materials and hard plastics in the cabin. The cargo bed is 5.5-foot long.
2020 Ford Raptor Safety and amenities
Like most of the existing trucks in Ford’s portfolio, the 2020 Raptor will be laden with a lot of safety technologies and latest amenities. So, you can expect it to come loaded with a new edition of Sync 3 infotainment system. The system is speedier and sports a sleeker UI than the older version. It is compatible with Smartphone OSes, Bluetooth and GPS. Also, it gets a Wi-Fi hotspot as well. You may get a B&O Play premium audio system as an option. You may get some packages too.
As for safety of the 2020 Ford Raptor, there will be several airbags along with features like a backup camera, theft alert, traction control, TPMS and vehicle stability control. Optional safety features may include automated emergency braking and 360-degree camera setup.
2020 Ford Raptor engine rumors
The 2020 Ford Raptor will get revised powertrain and that may include a 7.0L V8 motor. The existing model has a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 unit under the hood. The new engine is meant for enhanced acceleration.
Of course, the truck will be laden with special suspension and separate driving modes. The new engine may get paired with the GM co-developed 10-speed transmission gearbox.
2020 Ford Raptor price and availability
The company is yet to announce the price of the2020 Ford Raptor. However, the base price can be around $52.000. The truck will debut in middle of 2019- as per the updates.
Summing it up
The 2020 Ford Raptor is going to be an impressive off-road ready pickup truck. The styling is aggressive and cabin also gets minor changes. It is not going to be a lavishly adorned truck through some customizations are offered. However, the new engine is its USP. Ford should keep the price reasonable.