Like all carmakers, Ford is also involved in revamping its pickup truck ranges for 2019. The US car giant has unveiled its popular light-duty F-150 lineup. So, it is natural the heavy-duty truck lineup will also get a revamp for 2019. In recent times, the test prototype of 2019 Ford F-450 Super Duty truck was spotted testing near the company headquarters in Michigan.
Even though the test vehicle was padded, it is not too hard to guess the styling changes underneath. The industry buzz is that there will be some modifications under the hood of the upcoming F-450 lineup-which sits at top of the company’s Super Duty range.
2019 Ford F-450 Exterior Details
The spy shots of upcoming 2019 Ford F-450 truck indicate the new model will get some design changes. The cues may be taken from the F-150 lineup that was revealed in recent times. The newest model 2019 Ford F-450 will also have an Aluminum based body to cut down on weight and front fascia may be revised for 2019.
The headlights and grille style may also be changed for 2019. The new 2019 Ford F-450 will be unveiled in a few trims much like the earlier version. Rumors of Ford launching a Raptor version are doing the rounds online but no confirmation is there yet.
2019 Ford F-450 Interior Changes and Trims
The cabin of upcoming Ford F-450 truck will also receive some changes. The materials used in the cabin will vary as per trims. This time the dashboard design may change. The cabin will also get enough cubicles and bins for keeping small items.
Ther Top end trims will get amenities like leather seats with contrast stitching, carpeted floor, ambient lighting, heated seats and automated climate control. The newest model will be available with few trims XL, XLT, Limited, Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum.
The base model XL will get features like 4.2″ center display, Radio: AM/FM Stereo/Single-CD/MP3 Player, Chrome Rear Step Bumper and Front Bumper, Steering Wheel-Mounted Cruise Control, Manual Telescoping/Folding Trailer Tow Mirrors and others.
The next one XLT trim with the Off-Road Package will add Off-Road Specifically Tuned Shock Absorbers, Unique FX4 Off-Road Box Decal, Hill Descent Control. However, this trim will also come with Value Package and Premium Package this two will give 8-Way Power Driver’s Seat, Chrome Exhaust Tip, 8″ Center Screen and Fog Lamps.
The Lariat and King Ranch will get Unique Chrome Mirror Caps, Automatic High Beam, Lane-Keeping Alert, Blind Spot Information System, Power Moonroof and many more.
2019 Ford F-450 Platinum and Limited
The last two trims are the highlight of the company’s offer. The Platinum trim will be available in many colors, some of them are Blue Jeans Metallic, Ingot Silver Metallic, Magma Red Metallic, White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat.
However, this trim will offer Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning, Lane-Keeping Alert, Power Moonroof, Trailer Tow Camera System and Fuel Tank Skid Plates. Furthermore, the Limited trim will have all features that XL, XLT, Lariat and King Ranch have.
The upcoming Ford F-450 Super duty range will get plenty of safety technologies. The trucks will get airbags along with the rearview camera, lane keep assist and cruise control. Advanced safety features may be standard in top two trims and base trim should get those as options.
The top trims may also get optional amenities like the premium sound system, sunroof, and ventilated seats, navigation and 4G wifi hotspot with support for several devices. The Sync 3 infotainment with touch input screen will be there.
2019 Ford F-450 Engine and Gearbox
The powertrain of the new Ford F-450 Super Duty series will be quite powerful beyond any doubt. The 6.7L diesel Power Stroke V-8 unit will sit under the hood. A 6.2-litre V8 gasoline engine may be also there under the hood.
Both engines will come with the company’s new 10-speed automatic transmission gearbox. The towing capacity may get a boost for 2019 and same may be the case with mileage of the new engines.
2019 Ford F-450 Price and Date of Arrival
The base trim price of upcoming Ford F-450 lineup is approx $55.000. However, the top trim price may start at $88.000 or so. It will debut in late 2018.
Summing it up
The upcoming 2019 Ford F-450 is the model with the great powertrain and features. It has the right blend of feature and performance.