Ford’s F-Series Super Duty is going aluminum!
Continuing the tradition that was laid out in past models (F-150, F-250, F-350, and the F-450); Ford’s new 2017 Super Duty will have an aluminum body. With a frame that is 95 per cent high-strength steel; the Super Duty will be losing 158 kilograms, making it lighter, and increasing its dent-resistance when compared to the outgoing truck, with a steel-body.
When it comes to power, the new Super Duty will be available in two V8 options: either a 6.2-litre gas engine and the 6.7-litre second-generation Power Stroke diesel; or the 6.2 litre V10. The Super Duty’s torque, fuel economy, and horsepower are yet to be revealed by the company.
Truck-enthusiasts will also be pleased to know that the 2017 Super Duty provides 16 segment-first features, some of which include: adaptive cruise control, LED lighting, and a 360-degree camera system that provides a high point of view around the truck, as well as a back-up camera that mounts onto a trailer.
The 2017 Super Duty will also provide Ford’s recent Sync 3 infotainment system, including a monitoring system for the in-trailer tire-pressure, a warning system for lane departure, as well as collision warning system that includes automatic braking and blind-spot monitoring.
MSN reports the Super Duty will come in XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum, and will be available in 2016. Details on powertrain and pricing will most likely be available as the release date nears.