2020 Ford Thunderbird: Design, Updates, Engine

The Thunderbird model is about to arrive and it will offer plenty of luxury. This iconic coupe was available for almost five decades in the United States. Now, Thunderbird is ready to make a huge comeback. The concept is ready and we can expect for the 2020 Ford Thunderbird to look close to the original concept.

The last model was produced in 2005, just in time when the personal luxury car segment hit the rock bottom. However, things are changing fast in the automotive industry. While nothing is official yet, some leaked information is available. Thunderbird will look amazing in every possible way. Even the convertible variant could be in the offer next year.

2020 Ford Thunderbird exterior

Exterior Design

The all-new 2020 Ford Thunderbird will look no way near its predecessor. We can expect a design that is closer to the original concept. Blue Oval perfectly combined retro feel with modern styling cues and the result is quite impressive. This coupe looks unique and aerodynamics are exceptional. We don’t have any information about the new platform, but it will be a newer piece of architecture for sure.

Cars such as Thunderbird are offering more lightweight materials nowadays. Also, the chassis has to be lighter. Unlike the 2005 model, the 2020 Thunderbird will get the longer hood and longer wheelbase. A wide mesh grille will be standard, along with the LED headlights and taillights. A two-door coupe body configuration will stay intact.

2020 Ford Thunderbird design

2020 Ford Thunderbird Interior Features

This sporty coupe will offer a very comfortable and modern interior. However, we still don’t know how the cabin will look like. Blue Oval can opt for the race-inspired appearance. On the other hand, we can also expect a traditional interior with plenty of luxury.

Whatsoever, the cabin space will be ample, no doubt about it. Leather seats, wood trims,and premium amenities are guaranteed. We can also expect a large infotainment display as standard, and other luxuries such as Wi-Fi, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There will be room for two passengers.

Engine Specs

The upcoming 2020 Ford Thunderbird will offer numerous trim levels and at least two drivetrain options. Blue Oval is keeping things as quiet as possible. Knowing Ford, we can for sure expect a standard EcoBoost engine, probably a 2.3-liter gasoline variant. This engine delivers 250 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. The platform is another mystery, but the rear-wheel-drive setup should be offered as well.

Of course, the customers can load the optional all-wheel-drive configuration. A 9-speed automatic gearbox will be the only gearbox option. Besides the standard unit, Thunderbird will get an optional powertrain. A 3.0-liter engine is so far the most likely candidate. However, this turbocharged unit will be available on upper trims only, or special versions. You can expect over 310 horsepower from the optional engine.

2020 Ford Thunderbird engine

2020 Ford Thunderbird Price and Release Date

Personal luxury cars are not affordable, but the 2020 Ford Thunderbird won’t be expensive. This sporty coupe will start at around $40,000. Competition is tough, especially BMW’s 4 Series and Mercedes’ C-Class. Thunderbird could arrive in a convertible variant, but it is another unconfirmed speculation. This coupe will go on sale in the second half of 2019.

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