The upcoming 2020 Ford F-150 Hybrid is the very first company-s hybrid pickup truck. The F series made a huge success and year after year is the best selling truck in America for almost 40 years. Now, the manufacturer feels it is time for some future investing, especially in hybrid technology.
Three years ago, Ford set aside around $4.5 billion in order to make a five-year plan and keep competition away. F-150 Hybrid is one of those models. Ford promised that they will make a hybrid power-train, with great abilities and performances. Bold statement!
Taking into consideration that Ford has a great reputation for innovation, we can predict that the new 2020 Ford F-150 Hybrid is going to be a huge success. This is just one out of 13 electric and hybrid models that Ford plans to release by 2020.
The 2020 Ford F-150 Hybrid will retain that famous F series shape. While the chassis is made out of steel, the whole body is made from lightweight materials, mostly aluminum. There is not much information about the whole design, but the front grill could suffer some changes. Like on the Raptor series, the company name will be placed upon whole front grille.
All seats are upholstered in leather and the seats are coming with a heating option. The cabin of 2020 Ford F-150 Hybrid is made for five passengers, and the sunroof is power controlled. Back window owns a function for defrosting and the steering wheel is also coming with heating option. This 2020 Ford F-150 Hybrid version will feature a blind spot warning and lane-keeping assist.
Adaptive cruise control is included as well, and as a paid upgrade this vehicle will feature systems like pre-collision assist and pedestrian detection. Speaking of the infotainment system, 4G LTE modem with WiFi hotspot is an option. A new sound system is added, and the car is equipped with Bang&Olufsen system, instead of old Sony sound system. The keyless ignition system is same for all version and trims of Ford F-150.
2020 Ford F-150 – Engine Specs
Currently, Ford offers three different types of engines for F-150 truck.
The first one is a 3.3-liter V6 engine with 290 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with 6-speed automatic transmission and can tow up to 7,700 pounds. Also, it can carry up to 2,000 pounds of payload. The 2020 Ford F-150 Hybrid with this engine has a reasonable fuel economy of 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.
The second engine is 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine which has 320 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with the 10-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy is about 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. With this engine configuration you can tow up to 8,500 pounds and it has a payload capacity of 2,500 pounds.
Currently, the most powerful configuration is the 5.0-liter V8 engine. This engine is paired with 10-speed automatic transmission and has a power of 395 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. When it comes to the fuel economy it is rated estimated at 15 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. Of course, the Ford F-150 Hybrid 2020 with this engine has the poorest fuel economy, but it can tow up to 11,600 and it has a payload capacity of 3,300 pounds.
The Ford F-150 with diesel powertrain is currently most economical model. This Ford Pickup truck is powered by 3.0-liter V6 Power Stroke diesel engine which comes mated to 10-speed automatic transmission. Finally, the release date of Ford F-150 diesel is scheduled for spring 2018.
What can we expect from 2020 Ford F-150 Hybrid Engine?
The first question is why Ford wants to make hybrid pickup truck?
The answer is very simple – the fuel economy! Many experts believe that 2020 Ford F-150 Hybrid will have at least 35 mpg fuel economy on the highway. If Ford manages to achieve this figure, they can expect the fantastic sale of their first hybrid pickup.
2020 Ford F-150 Hybrid – Price and Release Date
In conclusion, development of hybrid vehicles is expansive, and some car companies already had unsuccessful campaigns. If development goes according to the plan, Ford could release F-150 Hybrid truck in a one-year time. This 2020 Ford F-150 Hybrid model will be more expensive than most of the F-150 models.
By simple comparing, we can conclude that the price will be no less than $40,000. Finally, the base 2WD model with 3.5-liter V6 will keep the price of $ 27,500. However, the Raptor version has the price tag over $50,000.