A close up shows a gray 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E from behind after leaving a Ford dealer in Louisville.

Top 6 Exciting Things On The Horizon For Ford

Ford has some truly exciting vehicles on the horizon. Their new model years for some marques are definitely jaw-drop worthy. What’s more, every time the competition throws the gauntlet down, Ford is ready to reply with a vicious comeback, prompting enthusiasts to seek out a Ford dealer every time some big news drops or a new announcement is made. For 2021 and 2022, if you happen to be a fan of Ford, then you’re probably already giddy with excitement with what’s coming down the pipeline.

So, we invite you to get excited about what we are going to be seeing come out of Ford in the coming years. There are a lot of exciting new vehicles and announcements for improvements on popular models. From new technology to upgrades to complete makeovers, Ford is continually changing and upping the game for car and truck enthusiasts everywhere. Let’s check out some of the things that Ford has in store.

#6: 2022 Ford Expedition Hybrid

Many of Ford’s big new projects for the foreseeable future either deal with overhauling the expectations of a popular model, introducing a hybrid option, or going all-electric. In the case of the 2022 Ford Expedition, there have already been some sightings of a hybrid Expedition out and about. Details are still speculative, but a dual powertrain setup consisting of Ford’s popular V6 EcoBoost paired with an electric motor appears to be the route the automaker is exploring.

The idea is that the next Ford Expedition model year will allow SUV shoppers the option of either sticking with a traditional petrol-based powertrain or attempting to go the more eco-friendly route with a hybrid powertrain. This is a fairly steep departure from what most people might be expecting from a full-sized SUV since most hybrids are either compact sedans, subcompact SUVs, or sports cars that are much lighter in weight than traditional pickups, vans, and SUVs. Still, it’s an exciting alternative to some of the other full-size SUVs out there on the market.

#5: 2022 Ford Maverick

You probably weren’t expecting to see the Ford Maverick on the list, eh? Well, Ford is reviving the brand after more than a 40-year hiatus. Talk about a long sleep. The Maverick isn’t coming back as a mid-ranged sedan or sports car, though. Instead, the 2022 Ford Maverick is going to be a compact pickup. This is an interesting direction for Ford, given that they dominate the light and heavy-duty pickup market, but it seems as if they may be targeting a younger audience with the compact 2022 Maverick.

The resurrected Maverick is reported to be a size smaller than Ford’s current Ranger series. This would mean that it would likely be priced as an entry-level truck and could make for an interesting ride. Given that Ford decided to get competitive with Jeep by stepping up their game with the revived Bronco and its highly impressive off-road capabilities, it’s certainly exciting times to see what Ford has in store for pickup enthusiasts with the Maverick.

#4: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

If the Corvette is pegged to receive an electric alternative, why not the Mustang? Ford has been aggressive with pursuing different types of eco-friendly outings for some of their line-ups, including heavily pursuing hybrid technology. As evident with the Ford Expedition slated to receive an electric hybrid option, the company isn’t afraid to experiment.

However, with the 2021 Ford Mustang, this could be more than just experimentation… some might call it brazen. There is already some deep buzz surrounding the Mustang Mach-E, which transitions the popular muscle car into a four-door crossover SUV. Talk about a stark departure from brand expectations.

With orders opened up for the all-electric crossover, it could end up being a huge hit or a huge miss. When it comes to alternative fuel, some people are open to it while others aren’t. Altering such a popular namesake like the Mustang to accommodate those in the market for an all-electric, crossover SUV is extremely bold, but we’re interested to see how it pays off.

A white 2022 Ford E-Transit is shown from the side while being charged.

#3: 2022 Ford E-Transit

This should come almost as no surprise for anyone who has been following the developments with Ford’s popular Transit line. The Transit van is associated with commercial work in the passenger vehicle market, as well as gaining lots of popularity abroad in Europe for utility work, emergency services, and other upfitting-reliant tasks. Late in 2021, Ford plans to release a 2022 model year Ford E-Transit, an all-electric version of the popular Transit line powered entirely by electric motors.

The E-Transit comes equipped with a 67-kilowatt battery pack that’s attached to a 198-kilowatt motor that dishes out 266 horsepower with 317 lb-ft of torque. The E-Transit is estimated to top ranges of 126 miles per charge for the low-roof Cargo Van trim, with a carrying capacity of up to 4,290 pounds. There’s a very delicate balancing act required to manage distance, battery size, and carry capacity, so it will be fascinating to see how well the E-Transit delivers on its capabilities when the 2022 model year reaches the consumer market.

#2: 2023 Ford 150 EV

Yet another all-electric vehicle. There’s certainly a trend here, but it’s a trend based around current market fluctuations and disruptions, and Ford certainly doesn’t want to be left behind. While the F-150 may be the best-selling vehicle in America and one of the most popular trucks of all time, Ford still believes there is ample room for improvement – or rather, change.

In the case of the Ford 150 EV, this electric truck will take what people love about the F-150 and transmute that experience into a fuel-free, electric-powered experience. This might seem like the sort of news that might have a sarcasm modifier at the end of it, or maybe a “gotcha!” for the punchline, revealing that it’s all one big joke, but rest assured that this is very real.

We hope to see this model start rolling out in 2022 for the 2023 model year if Ford continues on the current path for it. It’s certainly a big step in a different direction with the F-150 being turned into an all-electric truck. This is definitely a vehicle to keep your eye on as more information starts to become available and Ford’s EV technology gets better.

A close up shows the gauge cluster in a 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor.

#1: 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor R

How could the Raptor R not make the top of the list? Out of all the vehicles Ford has in the wings for their upcoming slate, the F-150 Raptor R is probably one of the most talked about and exciting vehicles in the line-up. Why? Because it’s directly competing with one of the most talked about and popular light-duty, off-road pickup trucks on the market – the Ram TRX.

The F-150 Raptor R is Ford’s answer to the Raptor killer, the TRX. In 2020 Ram managed to upend expectations with their Hellcat-powered pickup, putting every competitor on notice. Well, Ford noticed. They responded with the Raptor R, a V8 super-truck designed to combat and overthrow the TRX’s reign with higher ground clearance, sharper departure angles, and longer rear springs than its TRX rival. While many of Ford’s other model year vehicles are experimenting with the hybrid or electric route, the F-150 Raptor R goes back to the basics by being a muscle-bound, off-road ready 4×4 designed to stay competitive in the very cut-throat market of pickup trucks. And like everyone already knows, there’s nothing more exciting than innovation bred from competition.