2017 Ford Super Duty Review and Release

It’s been quite a long time since Ford’s current Super Duty line of trucks made its debut. The time has now come for the next generation to arrive for the 2017 model year. While we already know that the 2017 Ford Super Duty is due to adopt an aluminum body, new technology and safety features, some of the most recent reports reveal more details on the redesigned heavy-duty lineup. For instance, all five wheelbase configurations will be several inches longer compared to the previous generation. Buyers will be able to choose from XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum trim levels, with all of them offering a much longer list of standard amenities. According to the latest reports, the 2017 Ford Super Duty is slated to go on sale in late 2016.

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2017 Ford Super Duty Design and Features

The 2017 Ford Super Duty will be considerably more comfortable and capable than the previous iteration. While the shortest wheelbase of the heavy-duty lineup will grow from 137 to 142 inches, the longest should go from 172 to 176 inches. The latter will even offer a 48-gallon fuel tank as an option. However, handling and maneuverability won’t be compromised thanks to Ford’s latest technology. The interior will also undergo major changes that will give the new Super Duty a more upscale cabin design more in line with the new F-150 pickup. Expect Ford’s new heavy-duty trucks to offer such features as massaging front seats and a panoramic sunroof. Some of the driver assist technologies include trailer tire pressure monitoring system, adaptive cruise control, adaptive steering, 360-degree camera view, a wired trailer camera, blind spot monitoring, etc.

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2017 Ford Super Duty Powertrain Department

When it comes to the choice of engines, the 2017 Ford Super Duty will be offered with either a 6.2-liter gasoline-powered V8 or a 6.7-liter turbocharged diesel V8. There will be a new lightweight TorqShift-G 6-speed automatic transmission available exclusively with the 6.2-liter V8, whereas the heavier duty TorqShift automatic gearbox should cover the F-250, F-350, and F-450 lineup when powered by the 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8. Some of the most notable innovations include Compressed Natural Gas preparation package, a 3-inch trailer hitch receiver, Power Takeoff Unit (PTO), as well as improved suspension and braking. Detailed specifications concerning the power output have yet to be revealed, but rumor has it that the Power Stroke V8 might make over 900 pound-feet of torque. Of course, we’ll be watching closely for more details on that matter to surface in the coming months.

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