New 2020 F-450 Super Duty driving in Wyoming. Photo: Ford

Why did Ford Choose Wyoming for Super Duty photographs?

Wyoming is the second least populated state (after Alaska). Fewer people, less chance of being seen with a brand new truck design? On top of that, Wyoming offers some beautiful mountain scenery.

Ford says, Wyoming a natural fit for photographing the new 2020 Super Duty

Samantha Vanhoef from Ford says, ” It was important to our team to show the new 2020 F-Series Super Duty doing the real work that Super Duty customers do. Whether it’s towing a massive horse trailer or working on the ranch, our customers need a durable, reliable and powerful truck to get the job done. Wyoming was a natural fit for photographing the new 2020 F-Series Super Duty – between the incredible scenery and the ability to show the truck performing day-in and day-out in the harshest of conditions, Super Duty was right at home during the shoot.”

2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty next to a barn in Wyoming. Photo: Ford

We also ask Ford, what goes into selecting photography locations?

“Our F-Series Super Duty trucks are as different as the customers who buy them. We’re always looking to show the variety of work our trucks are tasked with. From year to year, we try to find locations that show the truck delivering more of what professionals demand – which is what the truck does best. Of course, a stunning landscape doesn’t hurt!”

What’s new on the 2020 Ford Super Duty?

New 7.3-liter V8 gas engine

An all-new 7.3-liter V8 gas engine joins the 6.2-liter V8 in the line up gas engine choices. Paired with the 10-speed heavy duty TorqShift automatic transmission designed for towing.

Ford says, “It uses an all-new cam-in-block, overhead valve architecture with cast iron block and forged steel crankshaft for maximum durability. Port injection with vvt optimizes the intake and exhaust to match performance with workloads. Oil jets cool the pistons under heavy loads.”

Ford also says, it is expected to be the most powerful V8 in it’s class.

Upgraded 6.7-liter Power Stroke

The 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel also gets the 10-speed heavy-duty TorqShift automatic transmission.

The third generation diesel will get all-new fuel injection system including injectors. A redesigned electronic-actuated variable-geometry turbocharger is also new. Ford is strengthening internal structures including new steel pistons. This, in turn, will allow for more horsepower and torque capability.

2020 Ford Super Duty on a ranch in Wyoming, Photo: Ford

Selectable drive modes

Ford’s all new 10-speed transmission features selectable drive modes. Those include; normal, tow/haul, eco, slippery, and deep sand and snow.

2020 F-Series F450 DRW, Photo: Ford

Technology

Towing

In a never ending battle/competition between trucks brands attempt to outdo one another, this is especially prevalent in towing numbers. With Ram trucks recent announcement of 1000 lb-ft torque and towing capability of 35,100 lbs. Ford will most likely try to beat those numbers. No numbers are available as of yet.


Pro Trailer Back Up Assist

What they have published, is a reminder of the high tech Pro Trailer Back Up Assist system which is exclusive to Ford. Available for use with Gooseneck and 5th-wheel trailers.
A system designed to make backing up trailer super easy, lets the driver use a Pro Trailer Backup Assist knob to guide the trailer with input on the steering wheel.
Trailer Reverse Guidance will provide steering suggestions based on trailer direction and angle.

Ford Pass Connect

Allows connection for up to 10 devices, as well as being Wi-Fi ready. Wireless charging and USB-C ports also enhance connectivity options.

Safety

Standard safety features on XLT trim level and above include;

  • Lane Keep Alert,
  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking,
  • Blind Spot Monitoring (including with trailers).

Exterior

Optimized for cooling and lighting, the front end is new, with a new front bumper and air dams. Dually’s have a different grille (optimized for cooling).

New 2020 F-450 DRW grille. Photo: Ford

LED headlamps and the tail lamps are new along with tailgates having bolder Ford Tough styling.

Interior

Limited trim levels (top of the range) will get a completely new look with color changes to Ebony (black) and Highland Tan. Genuine Leather, wood, and aluminum accents enhance luxury as well as decorative stitching and embroidery.

Availability

2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty’s will be available at Ford dealerships this fall.

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