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2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty Set for Showroom Debut in Late 2016

2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty Set for Showroom Debut in Late 2016

DALLAS – The 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty pickup truck, featuring its first-ever aluminum body, will go on sale at Ford dealerships late next year, Ford said on Thursday.

The all-new Super Duty will be up to 350 pounds lighter than the current model, but will give customers more towing and hauling capability.

“As we remove weight, we’re making Super Duty more productive by giving our customers better towing and payload capability,” said Craig Schmatz, Super Duty chief engineer, in a statement.

Pricing will be announced closer to launch. Towing, payload and fuel-economy estimates for the 2017 Super Duty were not released.

But Ford said the Super Duty will “set new benchmarks in capability, performance and efficiency.”

The truck also has a high-strength steel frame that is 24 times stiffer than the previous frame.

Five models in the 2017 Super Duty lineup include XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum.

All three Super Duty cabs are longer and feature a new interior design, including a dual-compartment glovebox and overhead console-mounted auxiliary switches to operate aftermarket equipment.

The truck is available with up to seven cameras, including a high-mounted stop lamp camera that lets drivers see into the cargo box and hook up fifth-wheel trailers.

Adaptive steering makes maneuvering easier.

Other features on the 2017 Super Duty include an in-cab trailer tire-pressure monitoring system and a blind-spot information system that covers the length of the trailer.

Engines are carried over from the 2016 Super Duty.

The base 2017 F-250 Super Duty is available with either a 6.2-liter gasoline V8 engine linked to new TorqShift-G transmission or 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel V8 engine.

The Super Duty competes against the Chevrolet Silverado HD and Ram 2500/3500 trucks.

Edmunds says: The 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty takes a page from the playbook of the 2015-’16 Ford F-150, which also features a weight-saving aluminum body.

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