Ford is planning to launch several new models this year with pickups and SUVs dominating the list. Here are the recent rumors on all the new 2020 Ford vehicles coming out this year.
UPDATE: the 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty was unveiled prior to the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. While low on details, we do know how it’s going to look and a new 7.3L V8 “Godzilla” engine will be part of the new HD truck.
Here were our thoughts: We theorize a new Ford F-Series Super Duty will be shown at the 2019 North American International Auto Show. Our assumption was based on the Ram is showing their latest HD truck at the show and with Chevy already scheduled to showcase their truck the first of February, it would make sense for Ford not to wait.
We expect the new Ford F-Series Super Duty to have a new look, upgraded materials for the top trim models and a new gas 7.3L V8 engine. Also, we can expect to see a new 10-speed transmission used throughout their lineup as well as new towing technology.
Finally, we can expect to see a refreshed exterior look with a new front end and tailgate changes.
The rumors are pretty strong on this one that Ford will launch a hybrid pickup by the end of the year. There have been numerous articles written on the pickup coming and it looks like Ford is just doing the finally prep before it heads to production.
Our expectations are the new hybrid pickup will deliver around 23/27 MPG with an additional price tag of $2,500 over the 5.0L V8 price. This assumption is based on looking at the half-ton Power Stroke 3.0L diesel’s fuel economy numbers of 22/30 city/highway/combined and then comparing it to Ram’s MPG outputs of its Ram’s EcoDiesel, 3.0L V6 diesel 19/27, and the eTorque V6 hybrid 20/25. Basically, the MPG of the hybrid will be better for city than the diesel (due to running more on the battery), but less on highway since the engine will produce nearly all the power.
We have already seen some spy photos of the new 2020 Ford Escape and we can expect this new SUV to borrow a lot of the design cues from the larger Explorer.
Also, we expect it to offer technology from the Explorer and could even have the large touchscreen found in the Platinum models.
Powertrains probably will be similar to its current lineup with a 2.5L four-cylinder engine (168 HP, 170 lbs-ft of torque) for the base S model, a 1.5L four-cylinder EcoBoost (179 HP, 177 lbs-ft of torque) for SE and SEL trims and a 2.0L four-cylinder EcoBoost (245 HP, 275 lbs-ft of torque) for Titanium models. Although, a new sport model isn’t out of the question nor is dropping the non-EcoBoost base engine to simplify the lineup.
We also know a new 2020 Ford Transit will be making its debut this year. While we don’t know a lot of the specifics, we can look at the smaller 2019 Ford Transit Connect for some clues.
First, we can see a new front-end design for the smaller van which should carry over for the new van. Inside, the van looks to be more stylish with more storage for small items like cell phones and other equipment.
We also see a variety of new technology and safety technology aimed at making the van more safe to operate including standard side wind stabilization system, standard rearview camera, pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection. Also, available land keeping system and adaptive cruise control will be a bit hit for long distance drivers.
Finally, all powertrains will see a new 8-speed transmission and it is possible the Ford F-150 3.0L Power Stroke V6 diesel will replace the 3.L Power Stroke I5 found in the current van for more power as well as reducing the number of variety of diesels Ford produces (save money).
Finally, no 2020 Ford list is complete without mentioning the 2020 Ford Bronco. This is one of the most highly anticipated SUV returns in years and we were told by Ford to expect one to debut as a 2020 model which typically means it will arrive in 2019.
We have several posts and videos on this SUV and are really only certain it will stay true to its heritage as a true, boxy SUV.
Stay tuned, it is going to be a heck of a year for Ford!