• May 29, 2006

Those waiting to do a spot of stump-pulling with Ford's revamped 2007 Super Duty pickups will have to hold their horses a little longer. The fortified F-Series trucks won't hit dealers until January, despite internal plans to release it in the fourth quarter of 2006. As a result, the Blue Oval's profit-rich big boys likely won't reach the market ahead of rival General Motors' revamped heavy-duty variants of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra.

According to the Detroit Free Press, the delay has something to do with quality measures on its new diesels, among other issues.

Regardless of the reason for the holdup, analysts are predicting that the push-back will likely hurt Ford's earnings for 2006.

[Sources: Detroit Free Press; Inside Line]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      This news is no news. The 2007 SuperDuty has been known by everyone (except apparently those who wrote the initial article that this blurb is based on) to be a carryover. It's the 2008 model coming out in January 2007 that is redesigned and will have the new 6.4L diesel. This article makes it sound like something is delayed but if you spend any time at blueovalnews.com you'd have heard about this about a year ago and would have known this was the plan all along. Way to make Ford look bad for something they've been plannin all along.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Scott you are 1005 RIGHT.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looking forward for the new things that this truck has to offer.