Some of you might remember that I got a chance to try out a Ford F-150 a few months back, so of course, they sent me the news of their new 2017 Super Duty. Calling it “America’s Work Truck Reinvented,” they say it is the “toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty ever.”
- Toughest: All-new, high-strength steel frame; segment-first, high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body; stronger axles, springs and suspension create the only Built Ford Tough heavy-duty truck lineup that works as hard as Super Duty customers.
- Smartest: 16 class-exclusive new features and up to seven cameras make Super Duty the ultimate tow vehicle; adaptive steering technology makes maneuvering easier
- Most capable: Ford-engineered, Ford-built gasoline and diesel engines and transmissions power all-new Super Duty lineup that tows and hauls more than ever
“Ford Super Duty is the truck America’s hardest-working men and women trust and depend on,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president, The Americas. “We are helping these customers build a better world by delivering a new generation of pickups that set new benchmarks in capability, performance and efficiency.”
Using advanced materials to reduce weight, 2017 F-Series Super Duty pickup truck and chassis cab feature all-new, segment-exclusive smart technology to help increase customer productivity, comfort and convenience.
“While Super Duty is America’s best-selling heavy-duty truck, we never take our leadership for granted,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development and chief technical officer. “Our team is using relentless innovation in materials, technology and Built Ford Tough engineering to deliver customers our best Super Duty yet.”
What does this mean for us a consumer or business owner?
Well, for one thing, they cut off 350 pounds from the weight, meaning you will use less gas, so you will save some money on fuel. Plus, you will have more of a better ability to tow. The body will deteriorate slower, meaning you won’t have to make repairs as often, and you won’t need to replace it anytime soon. They have made it more comfortable, so you might actually enjoy your work. Plus, FORD has made the effort to not only keep up with the times, but to actually develop the technology that others are trying to keep up with.
Want the full rundown? Visit this link on Ford.Com