The Ford engineering team has provided a few crucial details about their incoming refresh known as the 2018 Ford Super Duty. First announced in January, the automaker will give the half-ton truck a tougher and more capable look.
The Super Duty series is renowned for its massive size, ruggedness, sturdiness and intensive towing capabilities. The Ford stylists revealed that the latest iteration of the Ford Super Duty retains every feature that gave it sheer popularity in the first place. Apart from these, the revamped model incorporates some new design cues alongside other performance enhancements. Seemingly, this Super Duty version becomes the toughest ever.
According to a well-placed source, the inbound Ford Super Duty is more than just the most robust and sturdy heavy-duty Ford pickup ever engineered and built. The all-new edition beats competition hands down when it comes to payload and fifth-wheel/gooseneck towing capacity. This truck likely becomes the talk of the town as soon as it touches the dealership.
2018 Ford Super Duty – Exterior and Interior Setup
The 2018 Ford Super Duty introduces the twin-bar grille design that evokes the typical looks of the Super Duty truck. According to Ford, this grille will accentuate the width of the pickup truck so that it mirrors the Raptor design and styling.
The most prominent aspect of the incoming Ford Super Duty is that it has a massive body framework. Many people believe that its enormous size results in more weight. While in most cases this is true, the incoming Super Duty is an exception. The reason is that this car highlights an all-new frame made from aluminum that makes it shed significant weight. It is for this reason that the redesigned Ford Super Duty gets a considerable boost in fuel efficiency and performance. Ford has also chosen to incorporate magnesium in specific areas to ensure strength and durability.
Regarding the front fascia, we are likely to find a new chrome grille and a redesigned suite of slanted LED headlights. The rear end features a remotely operated tailgate alongside a set of 360-degree cameras used for safety measures. Overall, the inbound Ford Super Duty sports a muscular look while simultaneously retaining its traditional styles and choices.
Interior and Storage
Like on the exterior, the interior section of this Super Duty model also becomes enormous. It accommodates up to five passengers and has adequate headroom and legroom. Thanks to a flat floor in the rear, storage options are massive.
The cabin displays materials that provide maximum sturdiness and durability in line with the manufacturer’s tradition. In the quest to deliver essential driving assistance, the revamped Ford Super Duty comes with several systems like the lane-departure warning. Like other Ford vehicles, the 2018 Ford Super Duty offers plenty of infotainment.
This pickup gets the latest SYNC suite and an eight-inch MyFord HD touchscreen. More options comprise camera feed, pressure checks, and climate controls among the rest.
Engine Specs and Transmission of the 2018 Ford Super Duty
The upcoming 2018 Ford Super Duty features two diverse engine options.
The first variant is a 6.2-liter gasoline V6 motor that spits out 385 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. The second option is a 6.7-liter Power-stroke V8 turbo diesel that churns out 440 horsepower and 860 pound-feet of torque.
The two engine variants will get hooked to Ford’s TorqShift-G, six-speed automatic transmission. When the gasoline option is incorporated, the all-new 2018 Ford Super Duty accelerates from 0-62 mph in just under 8.6 seconds.
Expected Date of Release and Cost
A recent report revealed that the 2018 Ford Super Duty hits the markets in mid-2018. Prices may vary depending on the variant. Hence, lower trims start at $33,000 while more equipped versions sell at $54,000.