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Default Jalopnik reporting new F150 for 2020.

I should have said refreshed F150.

https://jalopnik.com/the-2020-ford-e...rom%20%251%24s

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Sounds like a fairly modest refresh and new hybrid powertrain.
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Not surprising it's just a refresh. Ford spent a TON of money on this generation truck. New aluminum construction which required factory re-tooling, new frame, new cabin. They have also updated the entire power train lineup. Also they based the new Expedition and Navigator on the this platform. It also shows how well Ford knows the market segment what happens when you put out a no compromise product. Even though the Ram and GM twins are all new compared to the F-150, Ford still leads the competition in most performance categories. A refresh is all that's needed to stay ahead of the competition
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Originally Posted by RL1990 View Post
Not surprising it's just a refresh. Ford spent a TON of money on this generation truck. New aluminum construction which required factory re-tooling, new frame, new cabin. They have also updated the entire power train lineup. Also they based the new Expedition and Navigator on the this platform. It also shows how well Ford knows the market segment what happens when you put out a no compromise product. Even though the Ram and GM twins are all new compared to the F-150, Ford still leads the competition in most performance categories. A refresh is all that's needed to stay ahead of the competition
Hopefully Ford will get some design cues from Dodge on their interior. You gotta admit the Ram interior is superior in many ways. The 2019 f150 and ram interior experience is night and day different in terms of technology, fit, finish, and execution. Lets not even get started on the damn sunroof....
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They need an upgrade to Sync 3. My wife bought a 2018 Jeep Wrangler with the cheapest radio available and it's better in some ways than the top of the line Sync 3 system.
The audio sounds great compared to the system in my XLT. Sirius XM sounds a lot better too, it doesn't have the tinny hollow sound like it does in my truck, plus it shows album art on satellite stations. All on a tiny 5 inch screen.
There's also a button to turn on the rear camera while driving down the road, it only stays on for a short period, but still...
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Hopefully Ford will get some design cues from Dodge on their interior. You gotta admit the Ram interior is superior in many ways. The 2019 f150 and ram interior experience is night and day different in terms of technology, fit, finish, and execution. Lets not even get started on the damn sunroof....
I'm sure they will increase the tech but unless Ram is dedicated to updating their software that beautiful 12" screen is going to look dated and cheesy in a few years. Also Ram and Ford's (even GM) philosophy is different on interior design and execution. Ford intends for the truck to be a truck. If you look back at their introduction of the 2015 when it was at the auto shows they talk about how carefully they made the truck easy to use when the truck and it's owner were putting in work. This is why the trucks have Fords traditional keypad on the door rather than the touch sensitive interface like all other Fords. When the truck is covered in mud or you have gloves on the old school buttons work where the touch sensitive panel would be useless. Ram is focusing on providing a luxurious interior to differentiate them from the competition. But if you are using a truck as intended do you really want to use that 12" screen with sweaty, dirty hands?

I also thing that infotainment systems age poorly. The 12" screen is really nice and is the centerpiece of the Ram's interior. But in 2025 how do you think it's going to look compared to new technology? It would be like putting a iPhone 5S next to the new iPhone XS Max.
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They need an upgrade to Sync 3. My wife bought a 2018 Jeep Wrangler with the cheapest radio available and it's better in some ways than the top of the line Sync 3 system.
The audio sounds great compared to the system in my XLT. Sirius XM sounds a lot better too, it doesn't have the tinny hollow sound like it does in my truck, plus it shows album art on satellite stations. All on a tiny 5 inch screen.
There's also a button to turn on the rear camera while driving down the road, it only stays on for a short period, but still...
My 2018 Lariat with sync 3 and the B&O premium sounds system is superb!
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