2018 Ford Atlas

Although Ford has few vehicles in pickup class, they are thinking about new trucks. Their lineup is almost complete, but back in 2013, we saw new concept. Development of the platform presented then is now just around the corner. New 2018 Ford Atlas is almost ready and this could be notable upgrade of F-150 truck. For first model, these two models could share most of the options. Later, as it develops, new Atlas could have their engines and design tweaks. Until then, we must wait patiently for innovations and hi-tech features.

2018 Ford Atlas

2018 Ford Atlas platform

New 2018 Ford Atlas will share platform with its sibling and upcoming truck 2018 Ford F-150. We saw concept, but nothing is certain about it. For five years of development, we truck can suffer many changes. Similar design language will be used as for the most popular pickup, F-150. Design language from US carmaker is well-known for its durability and reliability. Also, designers will work on fuel economy to improve mileage. We are sure that grille and bumper will make front of the Atlas different. Also, unique bed and taillights are doing same job on the rear end.

2018 Ford Atlas rear

2018 Ford Atlas engine

Under the hood of the 2018 Ford Atlas is a 3.0-l diesel V-6 engine. Experts are sure in this information. Turbocharged powertrain is installed in some other vehicles, and it is perfect choice for off-road work. However, Atlas is going to perform great on the road. Transmission developed for the truck is a 10-speed automatic gearbox. This is new feature from Ford. Other possibility is also turbocharged unit. It is 2.3-l four-cylinder petrol engine. However, this drivetrain offers less power and torque. Nevertheless, mileage is higher. Atlas can make 330 hp with diesel unit and 250 hp from petrol engine. Torque is higher in base model, and estimations are around 400 lb-ft.

2018 Ford Atlas cabin

2018 Ford Atlas release and price

Not release date or price have predictions at this time. We can compare 2018 Ford Atlas with F-150, but these two are not the same pickup. On the other hand, price is going to be similar. We still don’t know which of these two is going to take higher place in pecking order. Also, Atlas is surely coming after F-150. However, officials from Ford didn’t inform about release date of none.

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