The 2017 F-Series Super Duty pickup has been officially revealed with a lightweight construction for enhanced fuel economy and weight savings, like the 2015 Ford F-150.
The body of the all-new F-Series Super Duty uses military grade aluminium alloy, making it more resilient to dents, corrosion and rusting when compared to the previous steel body. The usage of high-strength steel and high-strength aluminium alloys in its construction has resulted in the reduction of weight by up to 350 lbs (136 kg), and thus enahanced towing capability. The use of 95% high-strength steel has resulted in the frame being 24 times stiffer than before.
The all-new F-Series Super Duty features external styling similar to the F-150 with the vertically stacked headlamps. It features an imposing stance with the prominent grille with two chrome slats. Moving over to the sides, the muscular fenders feature chrome fender vents, while the side mirrors house LED spotlights to illuminate the worksite. LED technology is also be used in the headlamps and the tail lamps that feature a quad-beam layout, along with a new LED unit for the cargo box.
The Super Duty will be available in three cab variants – Regular Cab, SuperCab and Crew Cab, and benefit from redesigned interiors with easily accessible controls, dual glove boxes, overhead console mounted switches for aftermarket equipment and completely flat second row floors in the Super Cab and Crew Cab.
The all-new model features a 360-degree camera system that uses four digital, high-definition cameras to give the driver a bird’s-eye view of the surroundings. Other noteworthy features include in-cab trailer tire pressure monitoring system, adaptive steering and an 8-inch touchscreen Ford SYNC 3 infotainment system, Blind Spot Information System, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control.
Full engine and transmission specifications haven’t been released yet. But the company has revealed that the 2017 Super Duty F-250 will be available a 6.2-liter V8 gasoline engine mated to a new 6-speed TorqShift-G transmission. Engine options on the Super Duty chassis cab range will be offered with a choice of a 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 diesel engine, a 6.8-liter V10 gasoline engine and a 6.2-liter V8 gasoline engine.
The 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty line-up will include – XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum trim levels and go on sale late next year.
The press release is embedded below the image gallery.