Ford is making a big changes in recent period. The redesign of whole line of full-size trucks started last year. Light duty F-150 came last year. This year is reserved for F-250 and F-350 models. In the second half of next year we expect to see a completely redesigned F-450. This truck, which is present since 1999, will come with plenty of significant changes. Many of the latest technology achievements will find place in this truck too. The 2017 Ford F-450 Super Duty will come completely redesigned, with new platform, exterior and interior design, better powertrain etc.
2017 Ford F-450 Super Duty redesign
As we mentioned, 2017 Ford F-450 Super Duty will come completely redesigned. Many changes are expected for this truck. New model will also go in same direction as F-150. This means that we will see a use of new technologies in all aspects. The frame of new truck will be 95 percent made of high-strength-steel (HSS), while body will be made of aluminum. This will provide significant improvements in terms of weight reduction, which should make a huge impact on trucks overall performances. The 2017 F-450 Super Duty will also come with completely new appearance, both outside and inside. It is expected that most of design solutions will be borrowed from smaller F-250 and F-350 pickups, especially when it is about front end, where we expect to see pretty much the same front fascia. The new Ford F-450 Super Duty will also come with plenty of advanced technologies. For example, a 360-degree camera system that can provide a bird’s-eye view of the truck and make towing easier.
2017 Ford F-450 Super Duty engines
According to the latest reports, 2017 Ford F-450 Super Duty will come with the same engines as current model. However, company promises that new model will come with improvements in power, although numbers are still unknown. Current model uses 6.7 liter Power Stroke diesel engine, which is good enough for 440 horsepower and 860 pound-feet of torque. Also, 2017 Ford F-450 Super Duty will be available in petrol variant. It is a 6.2 liter V8, which in current configuration outputs 385 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque.
2017 Ford F-450 Super Duty release date and price
The 2017 Ford F-450 Super Duty will come next year, somewhere in the second half. More precise date is still unknown. Price is also unknown at this moment, but we don’t expect bigger difference compared to current model, which goes around 66.000 dollars.