The 2017 Ford Atlas Concept is one of the innovative pickup trucks intended to carry more goods. Its exterior design is modern and muscular, while the interior is comfortable and spacious. This concept will be based on an alumimum HVAC system which will make this pickup much lighter and hopefully it will come with a better fuel economy.
2017 Ford Atlas Exterior design
The exterior of the five-door Ford Atlas 2017 will have a modern, powerful and muscular look. At the front, the new Atlas will have double-deck front lights, and the front will be covered in a big chrome mask. It will also have a strong front fascia accompanied by a rectangular grille that is wind-resistant.
The roof will be made of glass and the trailer will be equipped with electric outlet of 110 V. Also, it will have many pints for putting up the ropes. This concept is based on an aluminum HVAC system which will make the car much lighter, and since this model has a very bad fuel economy, the company hopes this will help. Apart from these, the car will not suffer any great changes.
Interior design of new Ford Atlas
Interior of the new 2017 Ford Atlas will come quite refreshed in black and gray shade, while the dominant color will be blue. It looks really modern and spacious. The seats look very comfortable, covered in soft natural leather. The dashboard will have a large touch screen display. The passengers will have touch screens at the back of the seats, along with some other interior features for their entertainment and enjoyment.
The new Atlas will come equipped with air-conditioning, the New Noise audio system and diverse web link choices. Safety features wise, there will be pretty much standard features such as blind-spot monitors, lane-keeping system and adaptive cruise control. There will be optional features, but they will be known with the first official specs.
Ford Atlas 2017 Engine and performance
Under the hood of the 2017 Ford Atlas Concept will be a 5.0-liter V-8 engine with the capacity to produce up to 360 hp and 380 pound-feet of torque. The engine will probably mate with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
According to some predictions, the new Ford Atlas should be able to achieve from 0 to 60 mph in less than 8.1 seconds. Ford really needed to work on the vehicle’s weight since its fuel economy is really bad, so with the new aluminum HVAC system, hopefully Ford will manage it.
It could be assumed that this model will come with a choice of several engine options, but the company hasn’t officially announced nothing about that.
2017 Ford Atlas Price and Release Date
The 2017 Ford Atlas will appear in the market in 2016, while making of the production version should begin sometime this year. As for the price, well, the base model will probably be $21,000 and for the trim equipped with all possible devices the price should be $51,000 .
The main rivals to the new Ford Atlas will be the Chevrolet Silverado, the Toyota Tacoma and the Dodge Ram 1500.