Competition in the segment of full-size trucks is getting more and tougher and every manufacturer is trying to offer something new with each year model. Despite a leading company, Ford also plans to offer something new, something that would justify its leading position on the market of full-size trucks. Without any doubt, the F-150 is the most famous truck around. The current generation is present since 2014 and it was previewed by a concept truck called Atlas. Latest reports suggest we could see this nameplate once again. According to these rumors, the company plans to introduce the 2019 Ford Atlas, as something completely new on the market. However, it is still unknown whether the new truck is about to be just a special version of the current F-150 or a completely new model. In any case, we could see it pretty soon, maybe already in the next year.
2019 Ford Atlas Design
The most certain thing about the new 2019 Ford Atlas is base design. In this aspect, we expect to see pretty much the same truck like the F-150. The truck will adopt the same platform, featuring ultra-light, all-aluminum body. The overall shape should be also pretty much the same, with similar dimensions. When it comes to body styles, this will be a comfort-oriented truck. So, don’t expect a single cab version in the offer. The new 2019 Ford F-150 Atlas will most likely come exclusively in some kind of a crew cab version, with generous interior space. Some reports also suggest a little bit stretched wheelbase, so the new model could also feature a large payload capacity. In terms of mechanics, don’t expect bigger changes compared to the F-150.
2019 Ford Atlas Interior
The 2019 Ford Atlas interior should be pretty luxurious. Compared to the F-150, this truck will probably feature a little bit upscale cabin, full of hi-quality materials. As we’ve already mentioned, expect crew cab layout, which will provide plenty of legroom in both rows of seating. A list of standard equipment should be pretty long. Though it is still early to talk about details, we are pretty sure that the new truck will feature things like 8-inch touchscreen, 10-speaker audio system, smartphone integration, navigation and similar thing available already in base versions. Also, we expect to see things like leather seats, voice recognition, Wi-Fi hotspot etc.
Which safety features will be available in the 2019 Ford Atlas?
The 2019 Ford Atlas should also come with plenty of safety systems. Some of them will be standard, some will be optional features. Count on things like a rearview camera with Dynamic Hitch Assist, a 360-degree camera system, rear parking sensors, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control etc. Higher trim levels should add things like forward collision warning, active park assist, and pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection.
2019 Ford Atlas Engines
As you known, the F-150 comes with several engines in the offer. Both V6 and V8 units are available, while a hybrid version should come in the next few years as well. When it comes to 2019 Ford Atlas powertrain, various reports suggest that a smaller 2.7-liter V6 won’t be in use. Base models will probably come with a 3.5-liter V6 that delivers around 375 horsepower. A familiar 5.0-liter V8 Coyote will be in the offer too. This engine is good for about 395 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. Both engines use the same 10-speed automatic transmission.
2019 Ford Atlas Release Date
When it comes to 2019 Ford Atlas release date, various reports suggest next year. However, there are no words about some more precise date.
How much will 2019 Ford Atlas cost?
Most likely, base 2019 Ford Atlas models will go somewhere around 45.000 dollars.