Ford And Toyota Aims To Produce 'Ford F-150 Hybrid' By 2020, As Part Of Expansion And Investment

Mar 10, 2017 11:40 AM EST | Audi Mae

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The Ford F-150 rocks its "truck toughness" as it is renowned as the large light duty pickups in the 2017 J D Power Vehicle Dependability Study. The 2017 Ford F-150 Truck is one of the best-selling trucks in America for 40 straight years. Thus, Ford is aiming to unleash Ford F-150 Hybrid by 2020.

Ford aims to introduce the Ford F-150 Hybrid by 2020 as part of expansion, which reports allegedly claimed that it will create 700 direct new jobs. The company expansion and the F-150 Hybrid concept is a part of a $4.5 billion investment for electrified vehicles, which expanding lineup reflect the global contributions of electrified vehicles that will surpass gasoline-powered vehicles in the next 15 years, as per Trade Arabia News Service.

Last January, the company celebrated a major milestone of the F-series, which reveal that Ford has sold more than 26 F-series vehicle since 1977. Thus, Ford aiming that F-150 Hybrid will follow the series' capability and toughness.

The Ford F-150 Hybrid price is roughly running in from $54,000 range to $60,000. The hybrid vehicle is a mind blowing that Ford plans a new car assembly plant in Flat Rock, Michigan, which the automaker will spend $700 million. Currently, the plant is producing the Lincoln Continental and Ford Mustang, as per The Verge.

Ford reveals that the engines for the future hybrid models will be turbocharged. The company explained that it would be smaller than the standard but it will provide a powerful additional power beyond that from the electric motors.

Toyota and Ford partnership way back in August 2011 claimed to make a hybrid version of the most anticipated and highly profitable F-150 full-size pickup truck. The automakers claimed that the hybrid pickup truck would have a twin-motor hybrid system from the four-cylinder engines, which will be in the lineup of EcoBoost V6 turbo.

The Ford F-150 Hybrid will set to have an excellent and enhanced aerodynamics, which may be similar to compact SUV. Some reports reveal it may come with Combined Charging System, which will produce 150 kilowatts.

 

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