Even though the testing prototype of the 2020 Ford Super Duty wears some heavy camouflage all over the body, the truck is not receiving any important styling changes at all. In case you’ve forgotten, the all-new pickup was introduced as the 2017 model, so this has to be a mid-cycle facelift and nothing else. The carmaker, on the other hand, has a lot more job beneath the hood of the heavy-duty truck as it prepares a completely new engine which will definitely be introduced this time.
According to our insider, the 2020 Ford Super Duty will get rid of the 6.2-liter V8 that makes 385 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. Instead of it, the pickup truck will get a brand new 7.0-liter V8 engine, which will definitely deliver more power and torque from the outgoing V8 mill. Moreover, the manufacturer will not skip the chance to improve fuel economy numbers as well. The pickup truck will lose one more option. As we’ve found out, the ancient 6.8-liter Triton V10 will be discounted too. Anyway, the new 7.0-liter V8 will be mated to a reworked 10-speed auto gearbox which will be able to handle the extra torque. Speaking of which, the pickup truck will keep its amazing 6.7-liter turbodiesel V8 engine. However, the oil-burner will reportedly provide some extra power over the current 450 hp, as well as significantly higher twist. Unofficially, the engine will move from today’s 935 lb-ft to around 1,000 pound-feet of grunt which would be an amazing experience without any doubt.
The testing vehicle currently hides its styling changes. However, we think that the facelift is going to bring pretty much familiar details as the carmaker intends to add F-150’s new face that includes a rounder grille, a bit enlarged logo, and restyled headlights. The rear end will mirror Blue Oval’s bestselling truck, so you can expect revised taillights and tailgate. Inside, the 2020 Ford Super Duty is going to get a refreshed dashboard and new upholstery, while we also expect automaker’s Co-Pilot 360 safety tech to become a standard or the truck.
The updated truck will not appear before the second part of 2019. Since it’s going to feature better engines and equipment, the vehicle will probably cost more than now.