Super Duty is ‘Detroit Free Press’ Truck of the Year

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Ford Super Duty

Ford Continues Its Massive Sweep of Success by Receiving Awards for Nearly Every One of Its Trucks

It’s been a successful 2016 for the Ford Motor Company, which managed to secure the F-150’s 40th consecutive year as America’s best selling truck. Ford also launched an all-new Super Duty F-Series. In the non-truck segment, the Ford Focus RS has conquered enthusiasts hearts and is selling like hot cakes.

If that wasn’t enough, Ford has taken its first victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans since 1966 with the Ford GT race car. In addition, the company has successfully launched the street version of its half-million dollar super car. That’s a lot of good things, isn’t it?

Ford Super Duty

Back to the 2017 Ford Super Duty. The Detroit Free Press has named Ford’s new behemoth their 2017 truck of the year, and how could they not? The all-new model is over 350 pounds lighter than the outgoing truck thanks to an aluminum body. It’s stronger and therefore more fuel-efficient. The Super Duty can be had in outrageously luxurious Platinum trim for nearly $80k, in bare-bones work truck trim, or even as a chassis cab. As a result, the Super Duty represents nearly 30% of the F-Series sales mix.

The Detroit Free Press also accounted the Super Duty’s cutting edge technology for its sweeping victory over the, are you ready? Honda Ridgeline! “Features unmatched by other heavy-duty pickups include adaptive cruise control, variable ratio steering, front collision alert, blind spot alert you can adjust to work with various trailer lengths,” said on their original story.

It looks like Ford keeps riding a wave of success, and we can only hope it continues for a long, long time. Don’t you?

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Jerry Perez is a regular contributor to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum, and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

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