The hard-working Ford F-Series Super Duty is still pretty fresh, having just been completely redesigned from the ground up for the 2017 model year. The latest model represents the Super Duty’s first total redesign since the truck line was born in 1999, and while it may not take Ford another 18 years to completely redesign the truck yet again, the current iteration still has plenty of mileage left.
Yet Ford is apparently planning on revamping the F-Series Super Duty line within the next couple of years, and recently, spy photographers managed to capture the refreshed medium-duty pickup in the wild, wearing a full suit of camouflage. You can check out the photos on the Autoblog website.
The refreshed Ford Super Duty is expected to go on sale for the 2020 model year, with cosmetic changes more subtle than those regularly deployed on the mass-consumer-focused Ford F-150. As a matter of fact, most everything on the spied truck looks just like what you get on the current F-Series Super Duty; the only changes we can spot are a new grille mesh pattern, and perhaps a revised front bumper design. The headlamps and taillights are pretty well obscured in the photos, but there’s a decent possibility those could be redesigned for 2020 as well.
Of course, the bigger story is what’s under the hood. Ford’s 6.7L Power Stroke diesel V8, which just received a sizable boost in output for 2017, seems likely to soldier on, but one or both of the Super Duty’s petrol engines will be replaced by an all-new, 7.0-liter-or-bigger V8. A report from May claimed that the engine would displace 7.3 liters, use a pushrod valvetrain for the sake of exterior compactness, and replace Ford’s old 6.8L V10. Conceivably, it could just as well replace the Super Duty’s 6.2L Boss SOHC V8, too.
Stay tuned for more on the 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty as new information becomes available, and be sure to check out the spy shots on Autoblog.com.