Consumers are responding favorably to the flat square nose and beefed up taillights on the new F-series models. It seems pickup truck owners like the fact that Ford is combining a new generation makeover with nostalgia tribute from the past in their design of the new grille and a more square appearance of the F-series of the early 80’s. Regardless of a stroll through time, the new Super Duty’s are totally modern.
Ford has combined a new super strong steel frame with a military grade aluminum body, much like the new F-150. In addition, the springs, suspension and axles have been strengthened. Owners can expect a much stronger steel, as much as 24 times stronger, than their previous frame, allowing for greater hauling and towing performance and capability than ever before experienced in the Super Duty trucks. If you combine that feature with heavier duty 4 wheel drive workings, axles, towing hardware and driveline, the new pickups offer quite the package for those needing a workhorse truck. Many amenities will be available, some you need, and some you can do without, depending on whether you want to keep the price under $100,000. The new King Ranch will have a Platinum Edition with Limited trims and an ultra luxury price tag to go with it.
Ford is releasing new information with details soon. Exact pricing and engine details will include a 31, 200 pound towing capacity which will have Dodge Ram people up in arms. It was noted that the engine line-up will remain the same in the Super Duty’s but all three models have been upgraded and improved. Ford has managed to present all of the technology available on the Mercedes S class on its toughest pickup truck. Advanced viewing capabilities bring safety to a whole new level. Voice-activated navigation, rain-sensing wipers, push-button start, power adjustable pedals, massive twin-panel sunroof, heated and cooled front seats, remote start and $1125 Chrome package are just a few of the toys offered.
The new Supers have as many as seven monitoring cameras to view all sides of the truck, and a 360-degree system technology for easier towing, which includes four digital cameras giving a bird’s eye view and superior guidance for reverse trailer guidance. Ford’s new SYNC system 3 creates valuable blind spot information and lane change warnings. What about a massaging lumbar support in your seat, genuine wood trim throughout the cabin including the heated steering wheel!
Interior amenities in the higher trim packages include heated seats, a premium stereo sound system, leather everywhere and more. You can expect the new Super Duty to be as great as it was before and then some. Obviously the change including aluminum alloy has not scared prospective buyers away from the Ford F-150, so it is doubtful it will deter buyers of the new Super Dutys. Consumers have come to expect some upgrades and changes in newer models over time, but the level of technology has been incredible when combined with added ability to tow and haul, as well as, the amazing safety features that have been added over the decades, all pointing to reasons for truck owners to enjoy their work horses even more than they ever have before.