2017 Ford Super Duty Unveiled in Dallas, Texas
Ford announced the all-new 2017 F-Series Super Duty heavy duty truck lineup last week in Dallas, which has been updated with a new high-strength steel frame, military-grade aluminum-alloy body, stronger axles and suspension and class-exclusive technology. These updates make the new Super Duty lineup the most capable ever.
By using advanced materials, Ford was able to save up to 350 pounds of weight while increasing strength and durability. The new frame allows for more towing and hauling capability than before, and the aluminum-alloy body is more dent and ding resistant than the steel bodies used before. Chassis cab models use an open-C-channel frame design for easy aftermarket body upfit and modification.
To aid with towing, Ford added an all-new advanced camera system to the Super Duty trucks, with up to seven cameras around the truck for better visibility and easier hooking up of trailers. A 360-degree camera system gives a bird’s-eye view of the truck, and a factory-available camera that can be attached to a trailer is available to aid with backing up.
The all-new Super Duty is also available with a long list of driver-assist features, including a Blind Spot Information System, Lane Departure Warning and Adaptive Cruise Control with collision warning and brake support. Ford’s new SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system is also available, with improved voice-recognition, a simpler user interface and an 8-inch touch screen.
The exterior of the Super Duty now features advanced LED lighting, with LED spotlights on the side view mirrors to light up a work site or camp site, quad-beam LED headlamps, LED taillamps and LED cargo box lighting. Other convenient features include a BoxLink accessory system for the cargo box and a remote tailgate lock and release for added security.
Engine options are the second-generation Ford Power Stroke 6.7-liter V8 diesel engine, a 6.2-liter gasoline V8 and a 6.8-liter gasoline V10. The 6.2-liter V8 now comes with the new TorqShift-G transmission for better capability.
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