At the 2016 Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, Matthew the Car Guy takes a walkaround the new 2017 Ford Super Duty.
It’s great to see Ford has finally sunk development dollars into the Super Duty’s interior. The last time it was significantly redesigned, Future Shop was selling Y2K preparation kits for your computer and Boris Yeltsin was still the president of Russia. In recent years, the acres of aggressive hard plastic in the Super Duty compared poorly to the high-zoot Ram and well thought out GM interiors.
Buyers of the 2017 Super Duty will enjoy a Spielberg level of cameras (up to seven) and can opt for overhead accessory switches to indulge Top Gun fighter pilot fantasies. The restyled nose turns Super Duty’s front end into a giant equals sign but the overall look meshes well, at least in this high-spec version on display at the auto show. SPECULATED: the next Super Duty will simply be a huge chrome grille with no other features.
Having invested heavily (both in R&D and marketing) in aluminium for the F-150, Ford has made the choice to craft the Super Duty’s body out of the same material. The weight savings here are about half of what they are in the F-150, due to Ford choosing to plow the weight back into a beefed up chassis and frame. Doubtless, this decision was made in the interest of the never ending towing wars between Ford, GM, and Ram.
The 2017 Ford Super Duty is expected to hit dealer lots in late 2016.