To not be outdone by the brand new Ram HD, Silverado HD and Sierra HD, Ford has introduced a slew of updates for the 2020 Ford F-Collection Tremendous Responsibility. Although styling adjustments are delicate compared to the opposite vans, an all-new engine and transmission joins the line-up together with further know-how.
The very first thing anybody will discover concerning the Tremendous Responsibility is that the grille – nonetheless big, in fact – is not fairly as blocky. The thick chrome bars are gone. This helps with cooling apparently, and dually fashions get the highest-flowing grille. Shifting round to the again, the tailgate has a revised end panel, and the taillights prolong farther into the mattress sides. Inside, adjustments are relegated to trim and fabric tweaks for varied trim ranges.
The delicate exterior tweaks cowl up important mechanical upgrades, significantly the all-new 7.Three-liter gasoline-powered V8. It is a pushrod design with port injection, an iron block and a solid crank. We anticipate it to make greater than the presumed 420 horsepower for the upcoming Sierra HD with the 6.2-liter V8, which we noticed in spy photographs not too long ago. Probably the most highly effective gasoline engine on this class till then is the the Ram 6.Four-liter V8 at 410 horsepower, with the present GM vans utilizing a 360-horsepower 6.Zero-liter V8.
The opposite engines out there for the brand new Tremendous Responsibility are a carryover 6.2-liter gasoline V8 and an up to date 6.7-liter turbocharged diesel V8. The diesel engine’s upgrades embrace a brand new variable-geometry turbo for faster throttle response, revised injectors for quieter operation, and strengthened block, heads, pistons, rods and bearings. Output for each engines hasn’t been listed, however anticipate every to be comparable or considerably improved in comparison with the present fashions. For reference, the 6.2-liter gasoline engine makes 385 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque, and the 6.7-liter diesel makes 450 horsepower and 935 pound-feet of torque.
No matter engine, Tremendous Responsibility consumers will get a brand new 10-speed automated. It truly matches in the identical area because the outgoing 6-speed automated, and it weighs simply Three.5 kilos greater than the previous transmission. Mixed with the brand new engines, Ford claims the brand new Tremendous Responsibility can have higher payload and towing functionality than the outgoing mannequin, however hasn’t supplied specifics.
Lastly, Tremendous Responsibility pickups get a wide range of function upgrades, beginning with the now-available Professional Trailer Backup Help that permits you to steer the truck and trailer in reverse with a knob on the sprint. Along with that, the present trailer reverse steerage works with fifth-wheel and gooseneck trailers. The FordPass 4G LTE WiFi is a typical function on all Tremendous Responsibility vans, too.
The brand new Tremendous Responsibility goes on sale this fall. Pricing and different specifics will possible be introduced nearer to the on-sale date.