Blue Oval carmaker is planning to revive another model. The Ford Bronco is making a huge comeback and the next in line is the 2020 Ford F-150 Lightning pickup truck. It was a very popular model back in the days. A high-performance variant of the iconic F-150 pickup should arrive at the beginning of 2020. Decades ago, the Lightning version was a thing, before the Raptor variant stepped in. Now, this model is making a comeback and it is an interesting story.
The Georgia-base Ford’s dealer is already selling the F-150 Lightning model. It is a unique version but interestingly, it comes with Ford’s full warranty. That model is using a 5.0-liter V8 and the news are going viral in the last couple of week. It sparked the imagination of the hardcore fans, and the well-informed sources are suggesting the Blue Oval carmaker is seriously reconsidering the option of Lightning’s comeback.
2020 Ford F-150 Lightning delivers more sportiness and aggressiveness
We don’t know if you remember the F-150 Tremor model. If you don’t, it was the other high-performance variant with a sportier exterior design. The upcoming 2020 Ford F-150 Lightning will look similar to the Tremor model. That includes 22-inch wheels and side exhaust pipes. Moreover, a lower suspension, shorter wheelbase, and a two-door body style are certain.
You can also expect the badging and heavy use of chrome and aluminum materials. Even the lower ground clearance is a must for the Blue Oval carmaker. Generally, the F-150 pickup already looks astonishing. The Lightning treatment should deliver more sportiness and aggressiveness, just like the Raptor version.
2020 Ford F-150 Lightning interior will borrow some techs from the Raptor model
The interior of the upcoming 2020 Ford F-150 Lightning will look like the F-150 Raptor’s interior. A sporty design with upscale materials and elegant surfaces. The new steering wheel is also certain, along with the leather seats other premium features. Just like the exterior, even the interior will benefit from the additional chrome work and carbon fiber materials. We can also expect a customizable cabin with numerous different configurations.
Most importantly, we expect a high level of practicality. The all-digital display will be the same as in the Raptor model. The same will happen with the console-mounted shifter and supportive bucket seats. We don’t need to talk about the technology and safety department, as this high-performance version will deliver most of the equipment as standard.
2020 Ford F-150 Lightning powertrain
To this point, Georgia’s truck dealer made only two Lightning models. Both of them are using the same 5.0-liter V8 that delivers 650 horsepower. You must admit that is quite impressive and the credit goes to a supercharger from the Roush Performance company. Unfortunately, Ford will offer a smaller powertrain for sure.
That means a smaller V6 twin-turbo engine that will generate around 450 horses and 510 lb-ft of torque. The good thing about the smaller displacement is the better fuel economy figures. Just like the Ford Ranger, the 2020 Ford F-150 Lightning will be a global model. For that reason, Blue Oval will probably offer different sort of powertrains across the whole globe.
2020 Ford F-150 Lightning price and release date
The approaching 2020 Ford F-150 Lightning will cost around $50,000. It is the same price the Georgia-based dealer is selling it for. The huge comeback is almost certain and the high-performance pickup will hit the markets in the first quarter of 2020.