Ford Motor Co. announced the new 2020 F-Series Super Duty pickup, which includes new gasoline and diesel engines, an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission, chassis upgrades, exterior and interior design updates, and the incorporation of advanced technology that enhances towing, payload and connectivity.
The new F-Series Super Duty will be built at both the Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville and the Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake.
The all-new Ford-designed and Ford-built 7.3L V-8 joins the standard 6.2L V-8 in Super Duty’s gasoline engine lineup. The Ford-designed and Ford-built third-generation 6.7L Power Stroke diesel V-8 is upgraded to deliver more power and torque. An all-new Ford-designed and Ford-built 10-speed heavy-duty TorqShift automatic transmission is paired with the 7.3L V-8 and third-generation 6.7L Power Stroke diesel V-8. Ford is making its all-new 10-speed TorqShift automatic transmission available across all three Super Duty engine offerings for the new 2020 model. The TorqShift automatic transmission features a wider gear ratio span than the 6-speed and is designed for the harshest towing conditions.
For 2020, class-exclusive new Pro Trailer Backup Assist makes negotiating even the largest trailers into the tightest of spaces easier than ever before. With hands off the steering wheel, drivers use the Pro Trailer Backup Assist knob to easily steer the trailer via the reverse camera. The truck’s Trailer Reverse Guidance system shows trailer angle and direction, and provides steering suggestions to most efficiently direct a trailer backward. Both systems are built to accommodate all trailer styles, including fifth-wheel and gooseneck trailers.
Every new 2020 Super Duty includes FordPass Connect embedded 4G LTE modem with Wi-Fi access for up to 10 devices.
Also available is lane-keeping alert helps a driver stay between the lines on the road, while the Blind Spot Information System with trailer coverage monitors for vehicles in a driver’s blind spots –even when towing. Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Detection aids in avoiding or mitigating collisions with other vehicles and pedestrians.
For the first time, all dual-rear-wheel Super Duty trucks are fitted with a uniquely designed high-airflow grille optimized for maximum powertrain cooling.
The 2020 Super Duty’s LED headlamps have a new look with improved performance, while high series trucks feature continuous signature lighting. An improved front bumper and air dam optimize cooling and make using utility hooks easier.
The new F-Series Super Duty debuts as the most tested pickup in the company’s history. It endured more than 12 million miles of testing for the 2017 model-year, which was increased by an additional 7 million miles for the 2020 model.
Ford’s new 2020 F-Series Super Duty will start shipping to dealers this fall.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet