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2018 Ford Super Chief Performance, Styling and Price

Posted: April 20, 2017 at 10:38 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The company now steps away from launching the newest 2018 Ford Super Chief. Way back in 2006, the Super Chief was launched as a concept vehicle by Ford. Its main endeavor was to develop a powertrain that could run on environment-friendly fuels and deliver fuel efficient vehicles to drivers.  The 2018 Ford Super Chief has its design inspiration from F-150 and F-250 models. It is a giant in comparison to other pick-up trucks in the class. The highlights of its design are the use of lightweight aluminum parts for construction and LED lighting technology.

2018 Ford Super Chief front

2018 Ford Super Chief – Futuristic Appearance

With a ground clearance of 79 inches, 21-inch wheels, and a towing capacity of 10,000 lbs the pick-up truck will be a heavy duty vehicle like the Ford F-250. The Super Chief sports a boxy style at the front. It’ll have a prominent 3-bar chrome grille. ‘Super Chief’ emblem will be embossed at the top of the engine hood. The front design is a locomotive style from the Santa Fe railways. Massive chrome bumpers are fitted at the back too. Keeping up with the latest trend, the 2018 Ford Super Chief has rectangular dual LED front head lights fitted along with rear full-width LED lights. Fog lights will ensure safe driving in bad weather. The truck will also have a pair of chrome exhaust pipes and a sliding glass roof.

Interior Features

The Super Chief will not just be a mere pick-up truck and drivers’ comfort has been kept in mind while designing. Its interiors have been fitted with lightweight materials like brushed aluminum and American Walnut to keep the overall weight of the vehicle to the minimum. Brown premium leather seats and wooden floor gives a luxurious touch to its design. The vehicle’s multifunction steering wheel will be leather covered. An advanced HVAC system for dual zone temperature regulation has been used. The dashboard consists of an eight-inch touchscreen along with several TFT screens on the instrument panels. Its dashboard is also bigger compared to other vehicles of the same class, has Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Satellite Navigation and USB port options.

Adding to the luxury, rear passengers will also get to use two large LCD screens for infotainment in Ford Super Chief 2018.

2018 Ford Super Chief engine

2018 Ford Super Chief – Environment-Friendly Engine

The 2018 Ford Super Chief is doing the rounds among car enthusiasts mainly for the advanced and eco-friendly drivetrain.  It will feature a unique tri-flex fueling system enabled 6.8 liters 30 valves SOHC engine. This engine will deliver a maximum of 550 hp power and 400 lb-ft torque. It will be operated with a 6-speed automatic transmission gear set. Top speed of the vehicle is set to touch a whopping 180 mph.

The Ford’s newly designed engine is capable of functioning on gasoline, E85 ethanol or hydrogen. The  Ford Super Chief 2018 will be almost 12 % more fuel efficient if run on hydrogen fuel. The truck also has an inbuilt smart switch for users to switch between fuel types.

The 4 wheel drive mechanism comes as an obvious addition for a heavy utility vehicle like this.

2018 Ford Super Chief side

2018 Ford Super Chief – Expected Launch and Pricing

It is most likely that the four-door 2018 Ford Super Chief will be launched by early 2018 or late 2017 at the earliest. It will cost somewhere between $60,000 and $70,000.

With its classy design and advanced engine, Ford’s new Super Chief is sure to give GM Heavy Duty and cargo vehicles by Toyota and Nissan a run for their money.

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