Next year, Ford will also bring a new Transit van to the USA, and it says advanced driver-assistance systems, like automatic emergency braking and others, will be added to future commercial vehicles like the future E-Series, F-650, F-750, and F59-based vehicles.
Ford executives make little mention of future auto models beyond the Mustang and its derivatives such as the GT350 and Shelby GT500; the Mustang and compact Focus reportedly may be the Ford brand's only remaining vehicle nameplates once the product onslaught is complete.
Ford estimates its SUV sales could grow as much as 20%, which is more than double the industry rate, to more than 950,000 units in 2020, according to a study by LMC Automotive, and surpass 1 million units in 2021.
"Our renewed fitness will allow us to bring products to market even faster through our work speeding up product development, reducing complexity and improving quality throughout systems and in our vehicles, and taking a human-centered approach that leverages our platforms and technology to deliver higher return on investment", Hackett says. The addition of the Bronco and the new, smaller off-road SUV could disrupt that positioning. "Now, we're ready to reclaim our rightful place as the off-road vehicle leader". Ford has plans for eight SUVs out that year with five offering hybrid powertrains and one coming battery-electric.
The automaker believes that by the end of 2020, SUV sales could make up 50 percent of sales stateside.
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Since the Edge ST was announced, there's been speculation about more performance SUVs from Ford. We don't have a lot of details yet, but we know a Ford Explorer ST "will soon follow" the Edge ST with the Detroit automaker confirming it will be available by 2020.
For trucks, Ford highlights its new diesel engine for the F-150, the resurrected Ranger, new Super Duty F-Series and the new hybrid F-150. Ford said the hybrid system in the F-150 Hybrid will add low-end torque for pulling power and serve as a mobile generator. Meanwhile, the Mustang Hybrid will aim to give V8-like performance with extra low-down shove.
More standard safety tech is on the way for most Ford vehicles. Ford said its hybrid system was created to be more efficient and less expensive than previous generations. Ford will work on achieving this goal through "supply base relationships, using common cell and component design and by manufacturing motors, transmissions and battery packs".
That percentage will increase as the completely redesigned Escape and Explorer - representing the majority of the automaker's utility-vehicle volume - join the all-new EcoSport and Expedition in the Ford utility-vehicle lineup, says Jim Farley, president-global marketing. "We've moved past hybrids being a science project".
On the commercial side of things, Ford reports that it will debut a new Transit with 4G LTE in 2019, extend E-Series production into the 2020s and offer more safety features on the E-Series, F-650, F-750 and F59.