The new year will be a big one for the automotive industry. New Ford changes are among the many trends worth keeping up with, so you secure the right vehicle and enjoy many years of driving adventures. Learn about some of the hottest industry trends to make an informed buying decision.
4 Auto Trends To Keep up With in 2019
1. Utility Vehicles & Light Trucks
Utility vehicles continue to dominate the market thanks to spacious cabins with plenty of storage space among other specifications. The new Ford lineup for 2019 includes revamped utility model favorites such as the Expedition and the Escape. There’s also the Ecosport, the “sibling” of the Escape and the most compact crossover model produced by the manufacturer. Auto industry experts are also seeing an increase in light trucks compared to the bigger models of 10 years ago.
2. More Simplicity
Manufacturers are emphasizing simplicity more than ever, including Ford. The brand’s engineering department will likely work with five platforms only during 2019, including single-structure architecture models with front-wheel drive and commercial vans. The idea is to produce more models without overhauling design mechanics.
3. Driver-Assist Technologies in Used Cars
While off-lease vehicles sold as used cars did not have driver-assist technologies such as blind spot detection and parking cameras a few years ago, many of today’s pre-owned models offer these features. Certified pre-owned programs with extended warranties and roadside assistance perks make used cars and trucks even more attractive in the new year.
4. Greater Efficiency
Improved vehicle efficiency in 2019 centers on hybrid and electric vehicles, including the new Ford Mustang and Ford F-150 hybrids as well as electric vehicles. Ford is currently second after Toyota regarding hybrid and electric vehicle sales and hopes to change that over the next three years.
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