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2020 is proving to be an important year for Ford. They created a lot of excitement when they declared that they would stop producing all of the passenger vehicles other than the Mustang from the American market. That means that the Taurus, Fusion, Fiesta, C-Max, and Focus have seen their last days after many years and many more units have gone through the production line.
With that said, Ford is working on being a leaner, lighter, and more focused car company. Many believe this is the right move in a quickly evolving and cutthroat industry. So what’s in the 2020 Ford Lineup?
Continue reading and we’ll walk you through everything you need to know
2020 Mustang Shelby GT500
The Shelby is just one of many new Ford cars worth knowing about.
In 2019, Ford presented us with the most powerful factory Mustang ever built. The 2020 Shelby GT500 comes with a 5.2L V8 powerplant, which is similar to the GT350’s. A big difference though is that the GT500 doesn’t use a flat-plane crank.
The powerplant is made of hand-built aluminum-alloy and uses a 2.65L roots-type supercharger. This helps to boost the power output to an incredible 625 pound-feet of torque and 760 horsepower.
While the transmission isn’t manual, you do get a nice 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that can also be found in the Ford GT.
The Ford Bronco has been out of commission since 1996. But after years of absence, it’s finally back and better than ever.
This car is built upon the Ford Ranger and offers some tough competition to the Jeep Wrangler. It will also be coming out in both long and short wheelbase configurations (aka four and two doors) and it comes with removable doors and top.
Ford is also working with Magna PT on developing a new manual 7-speed gearbox. Another cool thing is that the Bronco will be getting a hybrid setup.
The new Ford Ranger features top of the line towing and payload capacities of 7,500 and 1,860 pounds respectively. This mid-size truck is available in both the SuperCrew and SuperCab configurations with trim levels that correspond to the bigger F-150.
A new 2020 addition is the FX2 package which is only available on the rear-wheel-drive models. That package is meant for people who love to go off-roading. It also adds specially tuned suspension, an electronic-locking rear differential, and off-road tires.
The entire fleet of Rangers in North America is getting the same engine. That’s a 2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder which provides 310 pound-feet of torque and 270 horsepower. There’s also an automatic 10-speed gearbox.
It should be noted that both the all-wheel- and rear-wheel-drive configurations are available throughout the range.
The Ford Explorer hasn’t truly been updated since 2016 when it was given a mid-cycle facelift.
The sixth-generation Ford Explorer first debuted in 2019. It’s based on the Lincoln Aviator and shares that vehicle’s CD6 platform. But the Explorer comes with a more affordable price.
Even though the next-generation models aren’t incredibly different from the previous ones in terms of the design language, these models still show major upgrades in all other areas. The 2020 Ford Explorer offers a three-row SUV and some exciting new driving dynamics.
The new Explorer also comes with three different powertrains. Most consumers will get to choose between 3.3L naturally aspirated V6 with 318 hp or a 2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder with 300 hp.
Both of these engines are available in all-wheel- as well as rear-wheel-drive configurations. And they’re paired with a modern 10-speed transmission.
A smaller number of consumers will get the optional 3.0L twin-turbo V6. This engine is available on the Platinum trim and new Ford Explorer ST only.
The twin-turbo engine will provide you with 385 pound-feet of torque and 360 horsepower. However, the ST model is going to get you 415 pound-feet of torque and 400 horsepower. Ford also gave the ST a stiffer sport suspension which is nice.
The biggest SUV by ford was given a makeover for the 2018 year. While it’s not a whole different in 2020, it does now come standard with Ford’s Co-Pilot360 suite of electronic features and its Sync 3 infotainment system. Co-Pilot360 includes blind-spot monitors with rear cross-traffic alerts, pre-collision assist, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping system, and other helpful features.
The 2020 Ford Expedition comes in two distinct sizes. The Expedition MAX comes with a 131.6 inches wheelbase. And the regular Expedition has a wheelbase that measures 122.5 inches long.
Both of these sizes are spacious and share the same drivetrain.
Each Ford Expedition comes with a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine no matter what the trim level or wheelbase is. That engine delivers 470 lb-ft of torque and 375 horsepower across most of the range. However, the Platinum trims deliver 480 lb-ft of torque and 400 horsepower.
All of the Expeditions come with a choice between four-wheel- and rear-wheel-drive. And they all come with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The four-wheel-drive system comes with four different driving modes, including one that simulates rear-wheel-drive by utilizing a 2-speed transfer case.
The Importance of Knowing About the New 2020 Ford Lineup
As we can see, there are a lot of upgrades coming to the new 2020 Ford lineup. And pretty much all of them help to show that this is a car company that’s tough to beat.
Ford is an auto manufacturer that’s changed a lot over its 100+ year history. No matter what the economy or market throws at them, they continue to adapt and innovate. And 2020 is no different.
The only real question is, which Ford are you going to get?
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