Note that until the announcement of the coronavirus pandemic, which had a significant negative impact on the automotive sector, the American company Ford announced the intention to release an update for two of its models – Raptor F-150 and F-150, which should appear next year.
The transition to an aluminum body for the SUV of the last generation was a monumental enterprise that required significant re capacity and body shops. At this time, the company will not go to drastic measures.
Updated F-150 will retain the same form, but with revised front end and new headlights. In addition there will be other taillights, but overall, this redesign more closely resembles the update in the middle of the cycle than the transformation of generations.
Changes should be more obvious on the inside. Trying to catch up with upscale interiors Ram, Ford Limited, King Ranch and Platinum will include more premium materials and points of contact. The SUV will get an 8.0-inch infotainment display as standard, while additional 15,5 inch screen adopts a square proportion, which is an obstacle for the Instagram generation. Both work on the newest software brand Sync 4.
In the engine range of the new products will include five engines carried over from the current F-150. So, the lineup will include engine volume of 5.0 liters and a V6 four, including two turbo engine: the 2.7 – and 3.5 – liter, 3.0-liter turbodiesel and 3.3-liter normally aspirated engine. All work with 10-speed transmission.
Ford will also offer the first hybrid plug on the market for half-ton trucks, with an electric motor. The supply of the electric range will be more than 16 km, but only when driving without a load.. Receiving a $ 500 million investment in Rivian, Ford will also introduce an electric truck in a few years after the launch of the F-150. We expect that it will be based on multimaterial Rivian platform with independent rear suspension.
Because many brands currently postpone or suspend the programme, the dates of opening and sale, the date of the official presentation of the American innovation can change.