The Truck Wars are marching at a fevered pitch across all pickup truck classes as all three heavy-duty truckmakers get ready to come to market with all-new or updated pickups. GM and Ram will offer new three-quarter-ton and one-ton trucks, while Ford will have something more akin to a mid-model refresh for the 2020 model year. Here's what our spy shooters caught recently in Dearborn, Mich.
"This is our first look at the revised Ford F-Series Super Duty. The Super Duty models will undergo some moderate updates when the next-generation 2020 models come out, including updates already seen on the 2018 F-150. These changes are likely to include a new 10-speed automatic transmission and some of Ford's Co-Pilot360 driver safety technology.
"The bigger changes, we're hearing, are under the hood. A new V-8 engine is slated to replace the aging 6.8-liter V-10 gasoline unit (now only available on medium-duty trucks), thereby improving fuel economy. According to our sources, the new engine will be a 7.0-liter V-8 with production slated for Windsor, Ontario. Outside, the front end will sport a new grille and redesigned headlights, while the rear will likely mimic the changes seen on the Ford F-150 with revised taillights, tailgate and a new tailgate latch.
"The 2020 Ford Super Duty is slated to be released in 2019."