Ford is not Trump’s favorite domestic company without reason. This carmaker is a leader all over the market. We already know the Blue Oval is dominating in the truck segment. But now, the focus is on the versatile SUVs. The company responded to this challenge successfully, so we have some best-selling models here as well. The 2020 Ford SUV Lineup will be something very interesting to watch.
First, it is full. The company has EcoSport as the subcompact model, Escape is a little bigger; mid-size vehicles are Edge and Explorer; and full-size SUVs are Flex and Expedition. Besides that, we could see the comeback of the Excursion heavy-duty model. The future is bringing Ford Electric SUV and Fusion Crossover. But, the star of 2020 Ford SUV lineup will definitely be Bronco. Still, the company gives some care to other models, no matter how much attention draws the comeback of the legendary SUV.
2020 Ford Bronco – The Comeback
This is the biggest addition to the 2020 Ford SUV lineup. We all know Bronco from the famous chase of OJ Simpson. Shortly after that, the company discontinued the SUV. A few years ago, the carmaker confirmed the comeback. Ever since Ford is unveiling a detail by detail. So far, we have official confirmation for the 2020 Ford Bronco. Then, we have a couple of teaser images, but we can’t conclude anything from these.
What we don’t know: the price and final release date are unknown. The 2020 Ford Bronco will come with a 4-door layout, while 2-door configuration could be available for its sibling called Baby Bronco. Pictures of the SUV are showing a vehicle with a blanket on it. Engine options, specs, tossing capacity, and many other things are a mystery for fans. They also hope to see the Raptor version of Bronco. Definitely, this model is the most expected vehicle in 2020.
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All-New 2020 Ford Explorer
The 2020 Ford Explorer is a mid-size SUV. Why we are starting it right after the Bronco? Because it comes with the most changes. Hybrid and ST models are joining the lineup, while the Police Interceptor is a new member of law enforcement. Besides that, Explorer goes through a redesign and increases the price all over the lineup. The preview of this vehicle is already available.
Dimensions of the 2020 Explorer are the same as for its predecessor. However, horsepower and towing capacity are getting a boost. The PHEV version in Europe reaches 450 hp. The biggest mystery is the Explorer ST gas mileage. With 400 hp from a new V6 engine, we can expect the same mpg rating as for the Sport model, the ST is replacing.
Next-Gen 2020 Ford Escape With Hybrid Systems
In 2018 this was the best-selling crossover/SUV by Ford. Now, Ford wants to sell even more of these compact crossovers when it enters a new generation as the 2020 Escape. The first major change is the redesign. Designers changed its exterior and interior. However, the more thrilling update has happened under the hood. Hybrid and PHEV models are going to be part of the 2020 Ford SUV lineup next season.
That is not all. The 2020 Ford Escape will get the high-end performance-oriented ST version, but not straight away. Another big upgrade could be a seven-seat version of the compact crossover. We don’t know where Ford will find the room for a third row. Until these rumors come true, the 2020 Escape Titanium remains the most exclusive and expensive version in the squad.
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2020 Ford Kuga – Part of the European 2020 Ford SUV Lineup
The 2020 Ford Edge is one of the best-selling crossovers in Europe. Well, it is a rebadged version of Escape. It is already using a hybrid drivetrain. However, these two crossovers might look the same, but the entire offer is different. The new Kuga will also enter the new generation, as its US sibling. The redesign will change the look of the vehicle. The hybrid model will offer more power and range.
Two performance version of the 2020 Kuga could be the stars of the upcoming season. We can hear that Ford is preparing both RS and ST versions. But, there are no more details about these models. Whatsoever, expect a big output. We are also waiting to see the new colors, Sport version, and many other things about the 2020 Ford Kuga after its release date. Of course, then we will know more about the crossover’s price.
2020 Ford Edge – No Big Changes After the 2019 Facelift
After Escape and Explorer, the Edge SUV is the third best-selling vehicle in the Ford SUV lineup. However, this model is not one of the priorities for the next season. It was redesigned for this year, and we are not going to see big changes in the new edition. Well, the RS performance model could join the squad. The 2020 Ford Edge ST is already there with 335 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque.
So, the next redesign will come with the new generation. We believe the company will soon electrify this mid-size model with a hybrid engine. Changes in the colors palette will be the only reason for the price update. Another is the RS model, but we are still waiting for further news about it. The MSRP starts just under $30,000. ST version, without updates, cost $43,000. Edge Titanium trim level brings the most features, and the price of this model with a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine will be $39,000.
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2020 Ford Expedition – Hybrid or Diesel Engines
This might not be the largest model in the 2020 Ford SUV lineup (read later why). However, the 2020 Ford Expedition deserves special care. Well, full-size models are not the best-selling vehicles. But, they are generating a lot of profit. Similar to the Edge, the new model is not taking to big changes. At least visual. The new generation was launched in 2018 and only small interior updates could take place.
On the other hand, the 2020 Expedition is based on the Ford F-150 truck. Having this in mind, we have every right to expect a diesel engine under the hood of the SUV. It is a 3.0-liter turbodiesel unit with 250 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque coming for the pickup as well. But, that is not all, since the Expedition SUV will also follow its stablemate in the hybrid process. Ford has big plans and F-150 hybrid is one of them.
The 2020 Ford Expedition is going to be one of the most versatile full-size SUVs on the market. Besides the standard offer, you can pick an extended MAX version with more space inside. The towing capacity of this model is 9,000 pounds, while the base unit hauls 300 pounds more. The Expedition ST sounds good but forgets about the performance-tuned SUV.
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The Smallest Model in the 2020 Ford SUV Lineup – Ford EcoSport
Let’s face the truth – Ford is not too successful with small vehicles. The proof is EcoSport crossover. The company is not happy with its sales, although the vehicle appears in the USA, Europe, and many other markets. Even some special editions, such as Storm or Freestyle didn’t help. So, what is next for the subcompact crossover if it wants to be part of the 2020 Ford SUV lineup? A redesign.
The company will revisit the vehicle once again. Last time designers and engineers worked on the new EcoSport in 2017. Now, the vehicle is finding inspiration in the new Explorer. Still, fans will want more than a facelift. The hybrid engine should be a priority. Also, the new subcompact vehicle will add even more features for the Titanium trim, as the high-end option for next season.
Ford Flex Is Counting Down Until the End of Production
Ford is cutting down sedans from the production due to slow sales. But, one SUV is not safe from facing the same destiny. Ford Flex will be part of the 2020 Ford SUV lineup. But, we can’t guarantee you will see this model after 2021. The plan was to end its production next year. Now, the end is near and we will see what can save this big SUV.
The 2020 Ford Flex will be positioned between Expedition and Explorer, two flagship models. That might be the major problem. Still, the SUV had its advantages. If it came to the end, there is no reason to redesign the interior or exterior. Few colors updates and new features for Titanium and Limited trim level are everything the 2020 Flex is going to offer.
2020 Ford Excursion – The Return of The Largest SUV Ever
As said – if the 2020 Ford Excursion joins the 2020 Ford SUV lineup, Expedition is not going to be the largest model in the squad. Excursion is raising everything to new levels. This vehicle is based on the F-250 Super Duty truck. The SUV will borrow a diesel drivetrain from its sibling. Maybe a more likely option is an all-new 7.0-liter V8 unit. But, Ford is still silent about it. The new 2020 Ford Excursion will offer more space inside and better towing capacities.
Still, these are only rumors about the comeback. However, it seems like there are plans to return this big rig. Experts believe the MSRP is not going to start under $55,000. Towing capacity will go over 10,000 pounds. There are no rumors about the release date or any specific details. We can only look at its stablemates, Expedition and F-250 truck, and try to combine them for the best outputs. One thing is for sure – the interest in the comeback of this model discontinued in 2005 is very high.
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2020 Focus Active Crossover Transformation
SUVs and crossovers are killing all other classes. Ford is showing that by discontinuing their sedans – Taurus, Fiesta, Fusion, and Focus. Well, the last one will keep its nameplate and switch segment. The 2020 Focus Active Crossover is an interesting concept that will boost the advantages of this type of vehicle. Actually, this is not a crossover. However, it has a body of such a model. The main advantage of this vehicle is its practical use. A lot of space for passengers and cargo is perfect for longer trips.
So, what is the 2020 Focus Active Crossover? It is a vehicle based on the standard sedan, but with a higher driving position. Also, wheelarches are larger and wheels are bigger. This model picks up the versatility and design of an SUV but keeps the elegance of the sedan. Focus Active Crossover drew a lot of attention in the UK, so the company is launching it on other markets.
Another Class-Switch – 2020 Ford Fusion Crossover
Another possible upgrade for the 2020 Ford SUV lineup is Fusion crossover. Also, this is another sedan turned into the more popular breed of vehicles. Ford announced that one of its most popular vehicles in the last decade could become the competitor of the Subaru Outback. This vehicle is sold as a crossover, but it is more a wagon.
The 2020 Ford Fusion Crossover will use the same solutions as its sibling, Focus. We already described it as the perfect combo of the sedan and a crossover. However, Ford will use the nameplate in countries where Fusion is the most popular. Well, fans are not thrilled with it, since they used to drive a sedan or hatchback. On the other hand, crossover lovers already have their favorites in the existing lineup. So, how is Fusion Crossover going to perform on the market, we will see.
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2020 Ford Electric SUV Concept is Set For a Debut
The 2020 Ford Electric SUV is a long shot. But, not impossible. The company is investing big money into the electrification project. More hybrid, PHEVs, and EVs will be on streets with a Blue Oval logo every new season. The all-electric SUV could have a premiere already in 2020. We are listening to rumors about the F-150 hybrid truck, but SUV is a priority right now.
First spy photos and information are already available about the 2020 Ford Electric SUV. The new model will have a range of 370 miles. Also, it will take on the Rivian and Tesla models. It seems like the crossover SUV will have similar dimensions as Escape crossover. Whatsoever, Ford confirmed the platform, and it is just a matter of time when will EV SUV debut. 16 electric cars will arrive by 2022 and one of them will definitely be in the 2020 Ford SUV lineup.