Ford soups up Super Duty

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Thursday 7 February 2019

Ford has shown off the 2020 F-250 Super Duty with a tweaked design, updated powertrains and added tech.

Buyers next decade will be able to choose from two petrol donks and one diesel. The standard 6.2-litre petrol V8 returns as the base model while a new Ford-built 7.3-litre petrol V8 engine option joins the line-up as the flagship. An upgraded 6.7-litre turbodiesel V8 engine rounds out the powertrain options. Ford isn’t revealing outputs yet but claims the 7.3-litre will be the most powerful in its class. Probably not the best for polar bears though, not that Americans will care.

As for on-board tech, Ford has included the Pro Trailer Back-up Assist system from the F-150 and Expedition, which helps with manoeuvring trailers in tight spots. The system can work with all trailer styles including fifth wheel and gooseneck set-ups.

Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection and blind spot monitors with trailer coverage is available too.

Every 2020 Super Duty will feature a 4G LTE connection with WiFi hotspot along with wireless charging and USB-C ports.

There are changes to the front end, with an updated high flow grille as well as a new design for the headlights, taillights, fog lights and tailgate. Inside, Platinum models now feature Onyx Argento wood while Limited models are trimmed with black coarse ash wood.

Expect powertrain outputs before the F-250 Superduty hits US showrooms later this year.


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