Ford‘s done it, again! The company continues to build an ever-stronger F-Series lineup for 2013. Ford is raising the bar for Super Duty towing, hauling and braking to, again, set the standard in the heavy-duty truck market.
“Super Duty pickups and chassis cabs are the segment benchmarks, chosen by tradesmen more than any other heavy-duty truck to get the job done,” Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development said. “To help our customers continue to become more productive and efficient, we’ve increased our towing and payload capability.”
Hard Act to Follow
Ford’s F-Series Super Duty trucks are engineered to meet customer’s toughest of demands. That’s why Ford engineers have raised the conventional towing capacity to a class-leading 18,500 pounds, besting the nearest competitor by 500 pounds.
That incredible towing capability goes hand-in-hand with the Super Duty trucks improved payload capability to a class-leading 7,260 pounds.
Stop in the Name of Ford
The F-Series Super Duty’s best-in-class payload numbers are backed by an improved braking system that delivers increased capability and usability, as well.
How did Ford do that? Their braking engineers increased the brake rotor swept area by 16.4 percent in front and 14.5 percent in the rear for maximum braking to help dissipate heat, especially on those long downhill grades.
The new changes support a 700-pound increase in the maximum Gross Vehicle Weight Rating to a best-in-class 14,000 pounds. Improved brake pads and a retuned booster enable enhanced pedal brake feel to increase driver confidence.
Ford also improved the parking brake. It’s larger for the F-250 and F-350 models which allows an increase in maximum payload rating.
Available adjustable pedals also enhance customer comfort by personalizing the interface between driver and brake system.
Pure Platinum Plus Technology, too!
Other changes for 2013 include the introduction of the all-new Platinum series model and the availability of SYNC® with MyFord Touch®.
Ford’s Got the Look
The Platinum series makes a bold statement with a grille that features a satin chrome surround highlighted by perforated mesh, not to mention a number of other special exterior upgrades. The interior showcases luxury in the form of premium wood grain appliqués, a heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel, in addition to other luxurious details.
The 2013 F-Series Super Duty builds on the foundation of SYNC with MyFord Touch–available for the first time. It has a new 8-inch, high-resolution, touch-screen display, which gives drivers easy access to their phone, climate control, entertainment and navigation system.
Via the 8-inch display, drivers can also get a large, clear behind-the-truck view when they shift into revers. This helps drivers as they maneuver into tight spaces or line up conventional trailers with the truck’s hitch.
Expect More from Your Ford
The F-Series has been the best-selling truck in America for 35 straight years. Historically, best-in-class towing and payload capability and legendary Built Ford Tough durability has helped create a loyal driver base.
The 6.7-liter Power Stroke® diesel and 6.2-liter V8 gasoline engines – with class-leading fuel economy – give Ford customers even more reasons to stay loyal in the years ahead.
Check out Ford’s great line up of F-Series trucks, from the F-150 SuperCrew to the Super Duty at Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford in Garland (serving Mesquite, Rockwall, Rowlett and the greater Dallas/Fort Worth areas). Right now is a great time to buy during our huge Built Ford Tough Sales Event. Take the short drive down 635 to 3601 S. Shiloh, just off of Garland Road, or shop online at www.PrestigeGarland.com.