2020 Ford F150 Diesel Rumors
2020 Ford F150 Diesel Rumors Remember the old days when a design was expected to carry a pickup-truck model for nearly a decade? Well, that’s ancient history. With truck sales continuing to outpace passenger vehicles—Ford sold more than 820,000 F-series trucks in 2016, more than double the sales of the Toyota Camry, the top-selling passenger car—manufacturers have a vested interest in keeping trucks fresh. That means shorter life cycles with numerous updates in between. Ford isn’t taking any chances with its aluminum-bodied cash cow. Just three short years after the latest F-150 made its debut at the 2014 Detroit auto show, the automaker has given its styling a once-over and updated the powertrains, including adding a diesel to the menu for the first time.
A few key exterior styling tweaks run through the entire lineup, from the base XL to the top-trim Limited. A new grille and headlamps evolve the look a few steps closer to the twin-bar motif of the truck’s Super Duty brothers. The twin grille bars on F-150 Lariats equipped with the Sport package receive body-color treatment. Out back, new taillamps bracket a sculpted tailgate with a stamped F-150 logo. The King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited get a new horizontal appliqué on the tailgate for a touch of exclusivity. Six all-new wheel designs, ranging from 17 to 22 inches, also make their debut for 2018.
Interior revisions include a pair of new trim colors for the seats. The F-150 Platinum offers a Dark Marsala hue option, and the top-dog Limited trim sees the arrival of a Navy Pier color theme. Sport and Lariat Sport trim buyers can specify faux-carbon-fiber appliqués, and the King Ranch gets specific seats called Kingsville, which sound suitably kingly.
A bumper crop of tech and infotainment options join the already bountiful F-150 options list. Adaptive cruise control has been enhanced and now can bring the truck to a complete stop in heavy traffic, a new pre-collision-assist system includes pedestrian detection, an available 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot lets users connect up to 10 wireless devices, and a Bang & Olufsen audio system addresses entertainment needs. Blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist, a 360-degree camera, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto all remain on the options list.
2020 Ford F150 Diesel Rumors
Considerable attention has been focused on the F-150’s powertrain lineup. A new direct-injected 3.3-liter V-6 replaces the previous 3.5-liter V-6 and is expected to produce the same 282 horsepower and 253 lb-ft of torque as the previous engine but consume less fuel doing so. The 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 gets some love, too; the current unit is replaced by a new second-generation version with port- and direct-injection technology (the previous 2.7 was direct injection only). The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 continues for 2018, and the 5.0-liter V-8 is revised, with improvements in horsepower and torque expected. Ford, however, is not yet releasing specific output numbers for these engines. The company is saying that both EcoBoost V-6s and the V-8 will be paired with the 10-speed automatic transmission, and auto stop/start is standard across the lineup.
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