Ford Introduces All-new F-600 to Commercial Lineup
The F-Series has added a new nameplate, and it is a Super Duty commercial beast.
Ford is adding new engines, greater connectivity, and smart new driver-assist technology across its commercial vehicle lineup, on everything from the vans that deliver our food to the plows that clear our streets to the utility trucks that restore our power after a storm.
America’s truck leader introduced the all-new F-600 Super Duty chassis cab, a medium-duty truck with the right size, power and technology to tackle the toughest jobs. The F-600 delivers the capability of a Class 6 truck, including a maximum GVWR of 22,000 pounds, in a familiar Class 5 Super Duty package.
With F-600, customers no longer have to choose between a truck that doesn’t have enough payload to carry all the tools they need to a job site and a truck that’s too big. The F-600 stands poised to go where bigger trucks can’t.
Updates to Transit, Super Duty chassis cab, Medium Duty trucks, E-Series and stripped chassis complete the refresh of Ford’s entire commercial vehicle lineup that began 13 months ago with the introduction of the 2019 Transit Connect. As the only full-line manufacturer of commercial vehicles in Classes 1-7, Ford has the broadest, freshest offerings. These new vehicles debuted The Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana.
“For 34 years, Ford has consistently sold more commercial vehicles every year than any other manufacturer because we listen to our customers then get to work developing the products and technologies they need,” said Mark Buzzell, Ford director of fleet, lease and remarketing operations. “The updates we’re announcing today were driven by our customers’ focus on improving safety, reducing cost, and increasing uptime and productivity. Giving our customers the freshest lineup plus driver-assist technologies and connectivity is a great example of Ford delivering smart vehicles for a smart world.”
All Ford commercial vehicle product lines are updated with standard modems with 4G LTE Wi-Fi for up to 10 devices to help keep drivers and crews connected while on the job or on the road. New Ford Telematics and Ford Data Services are available across the lineup to help commercial customers operate their fleets more efficiently. Ford Telematics and Data Services enable fleet managers to enhance uptime and asset utilization, optimize running costs, improve driver behavior, and protect their fleets using Ford OEM-grade telematics software, integrating with the company’s existing telematics service provider or taking vehicle data directly into their own IT systems – giving them the power of choice.
For customers who need additional payload or need to mount heavier upfits but don’t want to move into a larger truck, the all-new Ford F-600 Super Duty chassis cab fills the sweet spot between F-550 and F-650. Although the overall vehicle is the same size as an F-550, F-600 uses upgraded driveline and chassis components, as well as higher-weight-rated 19.5-inch tires and wheels to help it achieve a higher GVWR. With Ford’s class-exclusive choice of gasoline or diesel powertrains and 4×2 or 4×4 drivetrains, F-600 lets fleets spec the truck they want instead of settling for one that’s available. F-600 can be ordered in early 2020 and will be available in mid 2020.
New for 2020 Super Duty chassis cab, customers can choose from three engines – the 7.3-liter gas V8, a third-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel or a 6.2-liter gas V8. An all-new 10-speed TorqShift automatic transmission is available across all engine offerings with available live-drive power takeoff provision with up to 300 lb.-ft. of torque.