Although we have to admit that we haven’t seen any testing vehicle around Blue Oval Dearborn plant, we are sure that the 2019 Ford F-350 won’t come without changes. We know that because the car manufacturer currently testing the bigger F-450, so they won’t skip the chance to add pretty much the same improvements to the mid-ranged Super Duty truck.
2019 Ford F-350: Engine and Transmission Improvements
Judging by the information we have, the 2019 F-350 will definitely get more power and new gearbox. Today’s six-speed auto will stay standard, but a new and smooth-shifting 10-speed transmission will definitely come as an option. Power wise, a gasoline 6.2-liter SOHC V-8 should jump to 400 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of twist. On the other hand, the optional 6.7-liter Powerstroke turbodiesel V-8 mill will reportedly get 460 ponies and what’s far more important exactly 1,000 lb-ft of twist. Of course, the truck will keep rear-wheel drive standard, while four-wheel drive stays optional. If the output figures turn out to be true, the updated 2019 Ford F-350 will definitely have a class-leading towing capacity.
Exterior and Interior Changes
Like we said, we haven’t managed to catch the testing mule yet. However, if the truck gets the same styling changes as the bigger F-450, it’s going to feature updated ends. More precisely, the new nose will be completely the same as F-150’s. Ford’s best-selling half-ton truck has been introduced a few weeks ago, so we know what’s cooking for the rest of pickup lineup. According to this, the updated F-350 will have a bit lowered front fascia and redesigned headlights and grille. Around back, the carmaker might add new taillights and nothing else new. Inside, however, the vehicle will feature a new touch display with updated Sync 3 infotainment that supports Apple Car Play and Android Auto. Plus, the dash could receive a few new details here and there.
Price and Arrival
Since it’s definitely coming as the 2019 model, the refreshed 2019 Ford F-350 won’t be introduced by the end of this year. Instead, the fantastic truck should make its debut in early 2018 at the Detroit auto show. Even though we have no anything official at this moment, we are pretty sure that the updated pickup must cost a bit more than the current model. No, it’s not due to more power and torque, but because of the 10-speed gearbox.