Ford launched the first Super Duty truck 18 years ago. This was a peak point that boosted the sales around the world. Ford is thankful to the new super duty truck series that’s why it has announced to come with a new variant. This variant will be a new model with modern specifications and features. According to the news and updates present in the industry the 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty is in its final production phase.
2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty: Changes and Improvements
Some sources have claimed that Ford has completed the technical tests. However, we will wait for the official news before describing the results of test drives inside the company’s production area. The Ford F-250 super duty has covered the market with its excellent power capacity and 44 configurations. It seems that Ford is interested to cover the upcoming market trends in order to maintain the 38 years of leadership in the truck production.
Ford has confirmed that there will be no replacement of platform. It means that platform of the new 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty will remain the same while some changes will be made to make it compatible with modern technologies. According to the Ford, 43 % changes have been made in the GVWR segment (8500 to 14,000). On the other hand, around 65 % changes are expected in the new chassis.
Ford is calling it a “Complete Redesign” because it has made enormous modifications in the exterior structure for the first time. The aluminum body frame and structure has been categorized as Handsome F-150 Shared Technology. There will be new front clip, beds, lights and fenders. All these things will make new Ford F-250 unique. Designing has been enriched with a new Military Grade frame. This frame is based on aluminum and carbon while weight has been reduced significantly. Those who are more sensitive about the durability and strength of frame should focus on the press release by Ford in which company has claimed to incorporate 95 % high quality steel.
The new 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty will be superb because of highly innovative features. It is claimed that there will be smart technologies for the buyers. The new truck will get driver assists and multiple cameras on exterior side. The basic purpose of using all these modern technologies is to improve hauling and towing capacity. Adaptive Steering Technology has been used in order to enable the drivers who want to carry bigger trailers with towing. This option will enhance the driving stability and parking maneuvers. In order to provide better outward visibility, there will be up to seven high visibility cameras. There is another backup guidance system with the blind spot monitoring to assist the towing process on highway.
Use of LED bulbs is going to be common in the new Ford F 250. Ford is going to install quad-beam lights around the headlamps. This concept will update the shape and appearance of front. Ford has not redesigned the grille. According to the official news, the grille will be a form of previous style used in other Ford trucks. The tire or wheel flares will remain oversized. There will be some considerable changes in the frame.
Ford has decided to introduce several trim levels including the XL, XLT, Ranch and Platinum. There will be three variants named as Regular, Super and Crew cab. Interior has all standard features such as power steering as mentioned above. Ford has included the air conditioning, weather updates, satellite navigation and radio, air vents, HD display, HD cameras, automatic gearbox and heated seats.
Powertrain and Safety
We have not noticed big changes in the power options. The new 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty will get a gasoline V-8 version of a 6.2-liter engine. This engine will delivers an awesome 411 horsepower and 434 lb-ft of torque and will be equipped with 6-speed automatic transmission. It is also expected that Ford will introduce a V-10 engine, as well as a new 10-speed gearbox.
Airbags in all directions, anti collision alert, backup cameras, cargo camera, anti lock brakes, specialized assists and other alert systems will be present. The 2017 Ford F-250 will face rivalry by Toyota Tundra, Chevy Silverado and Nissan Titan.
Price and Release Date
There are no official details about the price. However, we expect that 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty will appear in late 2016 with a base price of $50,000.