The upcoming 2020 Ford Super Duty has been spotted in construction zones for the second time in two months.
Last month, 2020 Ford Super Duty was seen covered in mesh and vinyl and hanging out in a construction zone in Michigan. This isn’t all that surprising for Michigan, as the state has two seasons: winter and construction. Since winter isn’t here yet (although it is most certainly coming) we can safely assume that wherever a prototype truck wanders, there will be at least some form of construction in the background.
Now this month we see yet another 2020 Ford Super Duty, courtesy of Motor1, beside yet another construction zone. If it weren’t for the fact that this is Michigan, we’d say that Ford almost planned their spy photos this way.
In terms of external updates, we haven’t got a lot to report. There is still a whole lot of mesh covering the front grille, but even with the camouflage we can see that the 2020 Super Duty will take a lot of styling cues from the current Ford F-150, mimicking the headlights and probably even the grille--although it’s a little hard to tell with the rectangular fake logo currently installed.
The picture from August is of a single cab F-450 judging by the size of it, and the current photo of the crew cab is likely a smaller F-250 judging by the wheels and overall height.
The true mystery is what’s under the hood. We’re hearing rumors from multiple sources that the Super Duty trucks will lose the old 6.8-L V10 and instead gain a more efficient 7.0-L V8. The 6.2-L V8 and 6.7-L turbodiesel are likely to stick around but possibly with a bit of a power boost.
Ford’s incredible 10-speed automatic transmission will finally make its way to the Super Duty trucks for even more efficiency on the road, but expect them to be re-geared for more low-end torque so as not to lose any towing capability.
Don’t expect much official info from Ford until at least next year, but we in the meantime, enjoy the spy photos and exciting speculation.