Although the 2019 model has already been on its way to hit the market, the arrival of the brand-new 2019 Ford F150 Raptor has been keenly anticipated as well. This mid-cycle refresh has been planned for the year 2020 where the new Raptor should show some serious changes and updates, including its powerful hybrid system under the hood. However, there is still no official information about this popular truck and we are relying on rumors only.
- improved exterior and interior design
- a possible hybrid option with additional power.
- the arrival still not officially confirmed.
The upcoming 2019 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor has already brought so many novelties that we are not sure what to expect when it comes to 2020 model. If it actually hits the market, the 2020 Raptor should undergo some serious redesign and be innovative in order to stay competitive and keep that reputation of being one of the most-popular full-size trucks in the market. The company will probably improve its already powerful Fox Racing Shocks suspension system. Besides that, the new Raptor is expected to increase its towing capacity and stay more capable than its well-known rival Ram 1500. All in all, the iconic Raptor should still be perfectly capable of facing with the most challenging terrains and providing that excellent off-road performance. The truck is also expected to get more refined and luxurious exterior features, keeping at the same time its recognizable aggressive styling.
The off-road adventure enthusiasts should also expect some innovative interior design when it comes to 2020 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor. Namely, the carmaker should pay special attention to materials and overall comfort in order to keep the Raptor competitive since its rival Chevrolet Silverado has been known for one of the most spacious and comfortable cabins in its class. Therefore, the new Raptor should probably keep its bucket-style seats, found in the 2019 Raptor, that will provide great comfort and support. Also, the power front seats should offer heating and ventilation options. The space inside the cabin will depend on the cab configuration you choose. Other updates will affect its high-tech area where the driver should probably expect an 8.0-inch infotainment touch-screen with those latest features and connectivity options. The standard safety package will also have to be upgraded and include systems such as adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, blind-spot monitoring, pedestrian detection, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning and others.
While we are waiting for the official and more reliable information about the 2019 Ford F150 Raptor, a rumor has it that this truck might offer an innovative hybrid option as well. The output and other numbers have still been a mystery, but when it comes to a regular model, it might keep the current 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 that delivers 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. Its ten-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive system should still be available.
2019 Ford F150 Raptor Release Date and Price
The arrival and the exact release date of the 2019 Ford F150 Raptor has definitely been a mystery at the moment, and Ford did not confirm it. However, the price of this popular truck has been estimated to start around $50,000.
Competitors: Chevrolet Silverado, Ram 1500, GMC Sierra.