We get our first look at the 2020 Ford Super Duty truck as it lumbers around wearing a full camouflage suit.
North American manufacturers are always busy making new truck models to keep up with the pickup truck-hungry populace. Pickups made up over 16% of all vehicle sales in 2017, with the most popular brand easily being Ford’s F-Series of full-sized pickups with nearly 900,000 total trucks moved.
So it makes sense that Ford will want to maintain that momentum with work already started on the 2020 models. Here we have a Ford F-350 Super Duty in a dually trim wandering the summer streets of Michigan like it owns the place. And given the size and imposing nature of the camo, it probably does.
There’s way too much camouflage covering this beast for us to make any kind of positive identifications on exterior styling, but we can make out a few new things. Easily the largest is the grille, which looks to be losing the two large bars adjacent to the Ford logo in the middle. Instead, it's adopting a simple set of horizontal slats that more closely resembles the 2019 F-150.
It looks like we might also be in store for some new head and tail lights, but it’s still too soon to tell.
The rest of the truck looks basically the same as the current model. Cabin, hood, doors, side mirrors, bumpers, and even the twin exhaust in the rear look exactly the same. Those wheels are likely just whatever they had on the shelf, so we can’t make any assumptions on them yet either.
Towing capacity should remain the same, which is 21,000 lbs at the hitch and a max payload of 7,360 lbs.
According to Autoblog, the new Super Dutys are in for an engine upgrade. The old 6.7-L Triton V10 is out in favor of a shiny new 7.0-L V10. We should be in for greater fuel economy despite the recent rollbacks on government-mandated fuel standards, and even more torque than the Triton.
We don’t expect to get any word from Ford until we get into 2019, but it’s nice to know there’s a truck on the road already.
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