Industry buzz is that Ford may also make a production version of some the concept vehicles shown earlier. If the rumors have some amount of truth, then the 2019 Ford Atlas concept pickup may make it to production sometimes in 2019. The company, however, is silent on the topic.
Ford is among the leaders in pickup truck segment and it competes with rivals like GM and FCA to woo the truck buyers in the US and other markets. Its F-150 lineup of light duty trucks and Super Duty series of heavy-duty pickup models are very popular. Over the years, Ford has also revamped the models in these ranges and also introduced new models. 2019 is going to be a crucial year for the segment.
2019 Ford Atlas will have an Aluminum-intensive body
The Ford Atlas concept pickup was the first time introduced in the US back in 2013. It was like a preview of the F-series which was launched later by Ford. The newest model has attractive styling, all-aluminum body and aerodynamic build. Later many of its styling and architecture traits were actually incorporated into the F-150 lineup by the company.
The styling of the Ford Atlas pickup may have some similarities with the original concept model. However, this new model is definitely not a clone of the model that was shown some years back. Aluminum-intensive body and bed may be there. However, the grille and front fascia will be much more stylish. It may get fog lights and Led based headlamps. The truck will be available in few trims much like the Ford F-150 range. Some exterior color choices are likely to be offered.
2019 Ford Atlas Interior Details
The cabin will borrow design elements from the concept model again. It will get a spacious cabin with focus given to ergonomics and utility than sheer style. Of course, the cabin will have some cubicles and bins to store small items like gadgets and beverage bottles. There will be some upholstery choices as well.
Safety and Amenities
The upcoming 2019 Ford Atlas pickup truck will get a lot of advanced safety features. Apart from airbags, it will get radar and sensor-based features to keep the driver alert. Amenities like the premium sound system, special led ambient lighting and climate control comes standard.
2019 Ford Atlas Engine Rumors
The engine of the 2019 Ford Atlas pickup is unknown. Chances are there Ford may use any of its new EcoBoost engines that are currently in F-150 lineup. Also, the turbo diesel engine may be there.
The engine will get a 10-speed automatic transmission gearbox. Towing capacity will be on apt with most pickup trucks. Fuel economy will be quite high.
2019 Ford Atlas Price and Availability
The price and release date of the upcoming Ford Atlas pickup truck is not clear. However, its price should be a tad above the regular F-150 trims. It means that will be in the range of $30,000. The main competitors are Toyota Tundra and Chevy Silverado line.
While the launch of 2019 Ford Atlas pickup truck is uncertain, the prospect is there. Ford needs to keep pricing balanced to make it a hit with target buyers.