Word has been going round that Ford is planning to build a collection of all electric and hybrid vehicles. The company hopes to implement this technology in their cars, SUVs and pickup trucks too. With this in mind, news has reached many drivers and enthusiasts that the company hopes to release a 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Hybrid. Here is all that we know about this expected pickup truck.
Expected changes and updates
From the sneak photos that we have assessed, the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Hybrid is still going to have a very aggressive exterior design. Its overall style will also be maintained. We are also confident that a number of new technological elements will be added to the truck. Due to the hybrid engine, its fuel economy is bound to rise dramatically. An interesting element which we learned is that the new truck will also serve as a mobile generator.
Considering the reviews by many drivers and enthusiasts around the world, the Ford F-150 is one of the most attractive pickup trucks today. This characteristic is most likely going to be maintained in the 2021 F-150 Raptor Hybrid.
There are high chances that it will have an aggressive nose. Here, we hope that it will have a triple vent front bumper. Also, we hope that its grille will be large and in charge. It is most likely going to have 3 horizontal bars with the middle one extending into the LED headlights. Also, we estimate that some HYBRID lettering will be indicated on the front lip of the clamshell hood. This would identify the F-150 as a unique model and add to the aesthetic appeal of the truck.
2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Hybrid
We presume that the new Hybrid truck will have a sculpted body. Its rear-view mirrors are likely to have a two-tone colorway and LED indicators on their lower tips. The new truck is most likely going to have an electronically extendable side step. Also, it is highly likely to have a double cabin setup.
The chassis is long and sturdy. Hence, the truck will most likely have a large cargo bed. This pickup truck is expected to ride on 17-inch wheels straight from the factory. This gives it ample ground clearance. The rear lights will most likely also have LED technology. This ensures that they will provide ample illumination for the driver when reversing. Overall, we are confident that this new pickup truck will embody the unique characteristics of Ford F150s.
In the interior, the high-tech nature of this truck is expected to be maintained. We are pretty confident that the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor will have a multifunctional steering wheel. The tactile buttons on previous iterations of the truck will be replaced by touch-sensitive ones. It is also expected to have an LCD display behind the wheel instead of the traditional analog dials.
Upon the center stack, we hope that the new truck will have a touch sensitive 10-inch display screen. Here, the occupants can access navigation, infotainment, air conditioning and the Internet. The cabin is bound to be spacious and airy. It is also expected to have premium upholstery. This indicates that it is most likely going to be upholstered in Ultrasuede, soft Nappa leather or Alcantara.
The pickup will have enough room to hold up to 5 passengers at a time on 2 rows. Additional extras which will most likely be offered include an electronically adjustable sunroof, Driver Assistance Safety, and a Bose sound system.
Engine and specs
There will be much more technology in the new Ford F-150 Raptor Hybrid than its previous model. This technology is most likely going to find its way into the engine compartment in form of an electric motor. The current model is available with 2 types of engines. These are the V6 with 3.3-liter capacity and the 5.0 liter EcoBoost V8.
The first engine churns out 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, the V8 produces a total of 395 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. We are confident that the electric motor will be paired with one of these engines so as to create the Hybrid. Also, there are reports that the new pickup truck could easily tow up to 13,000 pounds.
Price, Release Date and Availability
The 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Hybrid is expected to be launched in 2020. It is also most likely going to retail for $38,000. With some luxury and extra power options, this price could soar all the way to $70,000.