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Ford’s 2017 F-250 Super Duty With An Aluminum Body Is The 'Toughest, Smartest and Most Capable' Super Duty Ever

25 September 2015, 7:21 am EDT By Anu Passary Tech Times
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On Thursday, Sept. 24, Ford revealed its revamped 2017 F-Series Super Duty pickup which has bigger cabins and a sturdier steel frame. Moreover, like its tinier sibling F-150 pickup, the F-250 will now also tout a new aluminum body.  ( Ford )

Ford Motor Co. has taken the wraps off its latest 2017 F-Series Super Duty pickup which it touts as the "toughest, smartest and most capable."

On Thursday, Sept.24, Ford revealed its revamped 2017 F-Series Super Duty pickup which has bigger cabins and a sturdier steel frame. Moreover, like its tinier sibling F-150 pickup, the F-250 will now also tout a new aluminum body.

"Ford Super Duty is the truck America's hardest-working men and women trust and depend on," stated 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."

The update to the line-up is the first since 1999 when Ford introduced the Super Duty. The company's executives say that the F-250 switch to an aluminum body is more revolutionary when compared to the F-150's transition to aluminum.

Undoubtedly, a step forward for the company, the Super Duty F-250 pickup truck nearly 350 pounds lighter than the current-gen truck with a steel body. Not only is the dent-resistant aluminum military grade, the steel frame is now stronger as well. The frame has six crossbeams and completely boxed, making it nearly 24 times sturdier than the older frame per Ford.

Through the first six months of the year, Super Duty sales represented 43 percent of the heavy-duty segment. The current version includes best-in-class horsepower, fuel economy and towing, but Doug Scott, Ford's truck marketing manager, said the team needed to "improve the productivity of the Super Duty."

The Ford F-250 truck also deploys the latest tech and has seven cameras to aid in trailering, a Sync 3 infotainment system, lane departure warning, brake assist and blind spot information.

The truck will come in three different engine options which are namely: 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 diesel, 6.2-liter V8 gasoline and 6.8-liter V10 gasoline.

Ford has not revealed the pricing of the pickup or the vehicle's powertrain numbers. The Super Duty F-250 is slated to go on sale in Q4 2016 as a 2017 model-year vehicle. The vehicle will be built at the company's Kentucky Truck Plant.

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