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The Ford F-Series Super Duty just came in for a refresh last year, but the full-size heavy duty truck segment is so competitive that work never really stops in the pickup studio. The brawny Blue Oval workhorse will get rhinoplasty for 2011, and like the current models, its new styling takes inspiration from a concept vehicle.
Ford designers have taken the SuperChief concept from 2006 as their muse, as it lends its likeness for the Super Duty's grille treatment. The cooling needs of an actual working truck, however, require larger spacing between the grille's chrome bars. There are two bars clearly visible behind the camo, and a third is likely just below the mesh.

Pickuptrucks.com thinks the '11 Super Duty will be powered by the new Scorpion diesel V8 or the upcoming Boss 6.2 liter V8, rather than the current gasoline V10. Manual transmissions are also on the way out. Even with grim forecasts, it would be suicide for Ford to dally on truck development. Besides, what are all those shovel-ready stimulus projects going to need? Trucks, so the new Super Duty might be very well timed, indeed.

[Source Pickuptrucks.com]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Lets all hope they de-uglify the exterior and give the interior a much needed boost in both material quality and overall layout.

      The current trucks represent a large leap backwards in exterior attractiveness compared with the previous generation. The Super Duty went from the best looking truck on the road to one of the worst. Same for the interior. The previous gen trucks had a very well laid out, easy to use and attractive interior while the current trucks have very poor materials, and a very confusing and nonsensical layout.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Thanks again Matt for your standard negative script about anything Ford. Doesn't your boss complain that your posts are to repetitive and predictable?
        • 6 Years Ago
        yeah, Matt... you're dumb.

        your comments have absolutely no fact base at all. truck owners rave about the exterior AND interior styling of the super duty trucks. truck owners dont want their their trucks looking like a toyota camry. they want them to look big. tough. and mean. mainly so you'll shut up and get out of their way.

        nothing in the market even compares to these trucks. Keep up the consistent good work Ford. Trucks, now cars. The future has the potential to be very bright.
      • 6 Years Ago
      i like to know if the 6.7 scorpion its going to be more efficient than the 6.4 now if somebody out there knows how many m p g let me know because im in the market for one thanks
      • 6 Years Ago
      perfect
      • 6 Years Ago
      These trucks aren't about looks, they are about capability. However, looking good certainly doesn't hurt.

      That being said, I'm more interested in the Boss V8 and Scorpion Diesel than I am the new grill. More power and torque is always welcome in a truck rated to tow up to 24,000lb.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Back in the '60s, Ford pickups got a facelift (at least a new grille) every year. So this is kind of a return to the past.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Since when is a pickup suppose to look pretty. Stop your ranting
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like just a facelift. Like the 05 was for the 99-04. The headlights actually remind me of my '07.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The rear lights look kinda wimpy these days.

      Tough trucks though, no doubt.