A diesel version of the legendary truck F-150 caused a lot of attention. This pickup is always followed by thousands of fans in the entire automotive world. Now, with 2019 Ford F-150 Hybrid, the company raises the bar even higher. Well, electrification of this segment will happen sooner or later. Of course, from whom to expect to be the first one to make a step forward? Well, Tesla announced their plans to build an electric pickup truck. But, it will be more expensive and not so functional.
To compete with likes of Chevy Silverado and Ram 1500, in Ford must be innovative. They are also using the reputation of F-150 to take advantage over its competition. For example, Ram launched a diesel half-ton truck at Detroit, but the spotlight was on Ford’s machine. Fans all around the world have been listening for months about it, so the pickup left its competitors in the dust. The same recipe is expected by 2019 Ford F-150 Hybrid.
Is it realistic to talk about 2019 Ford F-150 Hybrid?
In short – YES! There are many pros and cons, but objective opinion is that 2019 Ford F-150 Hybrid is possible. First of all, the company plans to electrify all their vehicles in next decade. In next five years, 25 or 30 models will get hybrid or electric drivetrain, 13 already by 2020. Some of these are going to be very functional and able to battle Toyota and Chevy hybrids. Few of them will use their names to draw attention to this process. At the first place, these are F-150 and Mustang.
But, it is not so realistic to expect the production model so soon. The 2019 Ford F-150 Hybrid could be the concept. Version for market sales will probably be ready later. But, 2019 season would remain official debut.
2019 Ford F-150 Hybrid Concept
The 2019 Ford F-150 Hybrid is not going to offer the ordinary system we got used to. Pairing petrol and electric units to create better mileage and more power is a safe bet. But, once again, Ford is ahead of all.
We could see a teaser where friends are watching a TV at the bed of a truck. Soon after that, we could hear many rumors speaking about the new system. The electric generator will have a power outlet, so owners of the 2019 Ford F-150 Hybrid can plug saw or laptop charger. However, we still don’t know how does the carmaker plan to pull this off. Also, experts don’t have any info about the drivetrain and its specs, either conventional gasoline, or electric motor.
2019 Ford F-150 Hybrid to Fight Ram 1500 Hybrid
It seems like Ram 1500 is following steps of its major rival. Recently we could hear that Ram is planning to produce their hybrid as well. However, this is still a far-fetched story, but rumors are mentioning next year as a debut. If either 2019 Ford F-150 Hybrid or 2019 Ram 1500 Hybrid happen, it would cause a major impact on the market. But, if both arrive so soon, this could start a revolutionary turns in the truck segment.