2020 Ford Raptor Hybrid
2020 Ford Raptor Hybrid A Ford F-150 rolls off the assembly line at Ford’s Rouge factory in Detroit every 53 seconds. In 2020, one of the F-150 derivatives will be the new F-150 hybrid. Ford confirmed a first F-150 hybrid for the blue oval, during the 2017 North American International Auto Show with a teaser video. The video verifies that the truck will be a plug-in hybrid with the ability to use the truck as a generator. For construction sites, this means that the truck power network can be power tools even without electricity. For the weekend, it means that a tailgate party can be powered; It’il keep your beer cold. At this point, no information about the production was presented.
At a recent event celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Rouge plant, Ford confirmed the F-150 hybrid will be produced there. After all, it is not surprising since this plant produces many of the F-150 derivatives, including the Raptor. Along with the famous Rouge plant, the F-150 is also manufactured at a 2020 Ford Raptor Hybrid facility in Kansas City, Missouri.
The hybrid model adds a complete suite of engine offerings for the Ford F-150. Starting with the 2018 renovation, customers can purchase an F-150 with 6 different engine offerings.
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The basic engine is a 3.3-liter naturally-aspirated V-6 making 290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. There’s a tweaked version of the moving Ford’s 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 with 325 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. A naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V-8 makes 395 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. A 3.5-liter EcoBoost makes 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque.
In addition, there is the new Ford F-150 Limited with 450 horsepower and 510 pound-meter torque at Raptor’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost. Finally, for those looking for a diesel engine, the F-150 can be used with a 3.0-liter power Stroke V-6 Turbo diesel 250 horsepower and 440 torque-pound-feet.
The F-150 hybrid will help round the portfolio and is part of Ford’s effort to bring electrification to his lineup. Drive reached Dawn McKenzie, Ford’s truck communications manager for more details. While he did not know more about the truck, he confirmed to us that the 2020 year is the Calendar year and not the model year.
Which means we’re over a year away from the truck. We expect more details to emerge over the next few months as the trucks get closer to an official exposure.
What’s next for the 2020 Ford Raptor Hybrid Off-Road pickup? The 2nd generation truck went on sale this year and is a highly developed and luxurious off-road machine. Also the fastest 0-60 MPH truck I’ve ever tested. The truck is a test bed for the latest performance technologies, as evidenced by its high output 3.5 L EcoBoost V6 with a torque rating of 450 Hp and 510 lb-ft.
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The Raptor will be due to mid-cycle renovation for the 2020 model year. Adding the high-performance gas / electric hybrid powertrain could just keep the Raptor ticket at the top of its game. Ford announced that it intends to produce a hybrid Ford F-150 by 2020. Here is the Ford Electric Vehicles press release January 2017 as an outline plan for this hybrid Ford F-150 and other vehicles 2020.
The additional power and torque of a hybrid system can make the Raptor faster than ever. The extra torque is always good for low-speed off-roading. This alone can offer a limited driving range of electrical power. 2020 Ford Raptor Hybrid says the Hybrid F-150 can serve as a mobile generator. It would be very cool for our next Off-Road adventure/camping trip.
2020 Ford Raptor Hybrid
Of course, the hybrid system will add the cost of an already expensive truck. It will also add a truck weight that is already challenged in the Load and Tow Rating section.
Ford must improve the Raptor’s off-road suspension or simply increase it to maintain Raptor’s load and towing ability. What about the high price? 2017 Raptor’s first price and dealership signs have not stifled iconic off-road truck sales. My bet is that a Raptor Hybrid will be welcomed by customers, and you can start the general consumer adoption of this kick-gas / electric hybrid pickup truck.