The American automaker has already rolled out three generations of its Super Duty pickup trucks and is set to market its fourth generation model.
Here, some of the highlighted features of 2018 Ford Super Duty are:
- 95% high-strength steel body
- Up to 350 lbs lighter than its previous version
- Largest set of brakes with auto braking system for collision detection
If Ford can stand by these claims, it may very well see its new 2018 Ford Super Duty go head-to-head with the likes of Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD, and Ram Heavy Duty in the upcoming market.
2018 Ford Super Duty – Powertrains
Super Duty will have two packages constituting its powertrain:
- A 6.2-liter gasoline V8 engine capable of delivering an output power of 385 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque.
- A powerful version of 6.7-liter Power-Stroke V8 engine. This will develop 440 hp of power and a massive 925 lb-ft of torque.
As for the transmission, F250 will receive Ford’s 6-speed automatic gearbox. F350 and F450 will come with TorqShift 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission system.
The higher trim, F450 will have a four-wheel drive, while this is optional in the other two trims, which will have two-wheel drive system as standard.
Towing and Payload:
This is the area where Ford wants to surpass its competitors. According to the automaker expects, the F450 can tow a massive 31,000 lbs with a payload capacity rated at 5,400 lbs. The other two trims of 2018 Ford Super Duty are not far behind. Ford F350 is rated to tow around 13,000 lbs while the F250 will require Ford’s Trailer Tow package to be able to haul the same amount.
Ford has tried to give this pickup vehicle a new look but has also maintained its original 1998 cues:
- A large twin-bar grille is visible on the front with vertical side vents just along the headlights.
- The front bumper has closed-loop hooks for towing, and front windows have a downward slope for better visibility.
- 2018 Ford Super Duty comes with a new lighting system with Quad-beam LED fittings. Side mirrors are fitted with LED lights.
- The rear bumper now houses a four-pin and seven-pin reinforced trailer wiring harness.
The cabin will be built on F150 structure and shares no similarity with its Super Duty siblings:
- The infotainment system will be Ford’s SYNC technology with improved voice recognition system.
- A 3600 overhead viewing camera along with a center stop light to monitor the cargo bed.
- An 8-inch TFT screen synced with the infotainment system that will receive data from cameras and sensors including Wi-Fi technology.
The 2018 Ford Super Duty will come with a host of safety features like:
- Driver alert system with park assist
- Lane departure warning system
- Front collision warning system
The blind spot monitoring system will not only keep a check on the pickup car’s blind spot, but it will extend its range also to look at its attached trailer. In addition, an adaptive cruise control will pre-charge the braking system and make the vehicle ready for instant braking.
2018 Ford Super Duty – Price and Trims
Ford will launch the 2018 Ford Super Duty in three different trims with varying price ranges:
- F250 will start at $32,800
- F350 might get a base price of $37,800
- F450 might set at $53,500
The vehicle may make its debut anytime in 2017. Rumors are afloat setting the date at around October 2017 with sales starting in 2018.