Passenger cars and light-duty trucks will be subjected to stringent new emission standards in the near future. Heavy-duty vehicles are not being left out of the mix and will have their own regulations intended to slowly lead to cleaner vehicles delivering goods across the nation. That's a good thing.
Late last year, Ford shelved plans to introduce a new 4.4-liter diesel V8 into its light duty F150 pickup trucks and full-size Expedition SUV. Ford has apparently continued to work on a larger diesel V8 that it has developed to replace the troublesome 6.4-liter Power-Stroke in its Super-Duty trucks. The Power-Stroke is supplied to Ford by Navistar and has caused the automaker no end of grief, in spite of its good performance.
As noted by Inside Line, Ford decided not to go with the
locomotive-inspired theme of the Super Chief concept for its refreshened Super Duty pickups due out this summer. Too
bad, as the Super Chief was super cool. Regardless, the new Super Dutes will get bigger and bolder in the front and
back, with larger, one-piece headlights that extend down to a one-piece bumper, bigger vents in the grille, quarter
panel vents behind the front wheels and the words “Super Duty” branded everywhere