The heavy-duty pickup truck wars are raging and Ford has fired the latest shot by revealing the 2020 Super Duty. First, everyone’s going to notice the fresh new look and how the Super Duty dodged that ugly stick that hit the Chevy Silverado HD.
Appearance aside, what’s under the skin matters most. Ford uses an all-new 7.3-liter V-8 gasoline engine but won’t disclose specs, only saying it will be the most powerful V-8 in the Super Duty’s class, whatever that means. Supposedly, durability will be high thanks to an overhead valve setup and forged steel crankshaft. Oil jets work to cool off the pistons when the engine is under especially intense loads.
If you prefer diesel, the 6.7-liter PowerStroke V-8 comes with a new fuel injection system, which makes it quieter and apparently more efficient. More horsepower and torque are also in the picture, but Ford once again won’t supply specs.
For the budget-conscious, a 6.2-liter V-8 gasoline engine is also in the mix. A heavy-duty 10-speed TorqShift automatic works with any of the three engines.
Naturally, tech goodies abound. Among them is an upgraded Pro Trailer Backup Assist, Trailer Reverse Guidance, a 4G LTE WiFi hotspot for up to 10 devices, and USB Type C ports for keeping devices charged during short trips. You’ll also get to cram a Super Duty full of luxurious items like leather, brushed aluminum trim, and coarse ash wood.
We don’t yet know how much a 2020 Ford Super Duty will set you back. Pricing should be released closer to the launch date in the fall.