2019 Ford F-450 Super Duty: Spy, Refresh, Engines, Price

Ford introduced the updated F-150 recently, so you must wonder what will be the next step from Blue Oval headquarters? Well, it’s turned out to be a quite simple question, because our spies managed to catch Ford’s next-on-the-list truck for an update. The car manufacturer decided to skip the F-250 and F-350 for the moment, because we managed to catch a prototype of the 2019 Ford F-450 Super Duty near Ford headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan.

2019 Ford F-450 Super Duty

2019 Ford F-450 Super Duty: Engines and Transmission

More precisely, we caught the range-topping Platinum trim while it was testing its new gearbox and updated engine (or better to say engines). It’s quite clear that the 2019 Ford F-450 Super Duty is getting the new and outstanding 10-speed transmission. The gearbox is significantly better and efficient from today’s 6-speed option, so it’s definitely coming. As for the engines, well we think that the carmaker won’t throw out the existing mills. Instead, the full-size pickup truck will likely boost both options. The gasoline 6.2-liter gas V8 will probably jump from today’s 385 hp to 400 ponies, while the 6.7-liter diesel could easily offer 1,000 pound-feet of torque. This means that the 2019 Ford F-450 Super Duty Diesel should improve its hauling, towing, and pulling.

Styling Changes and New Features

Aside it’s going to get more muscles, the amazing pickup truck will also host a few exterior changes. As you can see, the vehicle will get a new nose with a redesigned grille and new headlights. Plus, the updated vents will sit lower than now. Yes, you guessed, all the changes are borrowed from the smaller yet more popular F-150. It’s pretty much the same story in the rear as the updated 2019 F-450 will sport the same taillight treatment as the smaller sibling.

We haven’t managed to take a glimpse inside, yet it’s quite clear what going to happen. The truck will likely add an updated infotainment system with a range of better options, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. The carmaker might reconsider to add a few more USB ports, as well as new upholstery.

2019 Ford F-450 Super Duty

Price and Arrival

Even though some reports indicate that the refreshed truck might come as the 2018 model, we are pretty sure that there is no such a chance. Instead, the carmaker will introduce it early next year either at 2018 Detroit auto show or a bit later in Chicago. Either way, the refreshed 2019 Ford F-450 Super Duty will cost more than the existing model, likely a bit south from $50K.

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