Ford of Canada has unveiled the 2017 Ford Super Duty at the Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) held in Regina, Saskatchewan. The all-new model was unveiled Bill Rowe, Director of Product Marketing at Ford of Canada, in the presence of Ricky Forbes – professional storm chaser and star of Country Music Television show Tornado Hunters.
The all-new Super Duty is lighter and stiffer than ever before as it is made from military-grade aluminium alloy and high-strength steel. The usage of these materials has resulted in the weight getting reduced by almost 350 lbs (136 kg) and the frame getting stiffer by almost 24 times. Less weight has resulted in more towing capacity and the usage of the advanced materials has made the body less prone to rust as well as dings and dents.
The exterior of the workhorse is similar to the F-150 with an upright face, vertically-stacked LED headlights and an imposing two-slat chrome grille. The sides feature chrome fender vents, muscular wheel arches and side mirrors with LED spotlights. The posterior features LED tail lights and an LED unit for the cargo box.
The all-new model has a 360-degree camera system that consists of four cameras covering all angles. Other technologies offered include adaptive cruise control, adaptive steering, blind-spot monitor and lane-departure warning. Infotainment needs will be taken care of by Ford’s Sync 3 system.
The 2017 Ford Super Duty will be available in three cab configurations – Regular, Super and Crew. Customers can choose from a total of five trims – XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum. Ford has not disclosed the exact specifications but the engines will be a 6.2-liter V8, 6.8-liter V10 and 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 diesel. The price has also not been revealed and is expected to be disclosed closer to the launch scheduled to take place late next year.