With the new year fast approaching, Ford motor company has some big projects up their sleeve for 2020. There has been a clear shift in the overall market Ford is trying to cater to. Once focused around cars, Ford is putting crossovers are the forefront of their new business model. The Ford Fiesta, Focus, and Taurus full-size sedan are no longer being sold in North America.
Although Ford is simplifying its sedan lineup, it will continue to sell its Mustang and Fusion models. In addition, Ford will introduce an electric crossover inspired by the Mustang. Ford is also expected to roll out the new Ford Bronco in 2021 which is expected to be a massive success.
With the many upgrades happening to Ford vehicles in 2020, technology is at the forefront of these changes. Ford is expected to roll out their latest infotainment system featuring FordPass Connect, the connected-car app that features live troubleshooting, maintenance tracking, and remote start and looking. This new infotainment system will be a standard feature for all Ford vehicles with the exception of some F-150, Edge, and Expedition models.
So… what are some unique features of these new ford vehicles?
2020 Ford Escape:
- Powertrain options including hybrid, plug-in hybrid, 2.0 liter turbo-4 with 8-speed automatic transmission.
- Lower, longer, and wider than previous Escape models.
- All-wheel drive
- Ford Cp-Pilot360 (automatic emergency braking, active lane control, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitors, adaptive cruise control, and high-beam assist.)
2020 Ford Explorer:
- Three-Row SUV
- Three engine choices with 10-speed automatic transmission and available all-wheel drive: 300-hp 2.3-liter turbo-4, 365-hp 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6, 318-hp 3.3-liter hybrid engine.
- Ford Co-Pilot360 Standard on all but the base and XLT trims
- Sirius XM radio and FordPass Connect included
2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
- 760-horsepower 5.2 liter supercharged V-8 with 7-speed dual clutch transmission
- Seven drive models with active exhaust system
- MangaRide dampers, six-piston Brembo front calipers, 16.5-inch rotors
- The most powerful street-legal Mustang yet.
2020 Ford Edge
- Standard dual-zone climate control
- 8-inch touchscreen
- 10-way power driver’s seat
These are just some of the many new vehicles in Ford’s 2020 lineup. Classics like the mustang are getting a fresh new face while best-sellers like the Ford Escape are going electric. The future of automobiles lies in the hands of big auto companies like Ford. With electric vehicles at the forefront of automaker’s minds, the future of the automotive industry is surely something to look forward to.