Introduced in 2006, Ford Super Chief could be one-of-a-kind pickup, but it has never transcended into a commercial model. Why is Ford still shelving up this vehicle is a great mystery. However since the pickup truck segment is booming, Ford is looking forward to carving out a niche and a 2018 Ford Super Chief would be the perfect grand slam!
Relating to the 2006 concept, this upcoming Super Chief will appeal in just more than one ways. This ambiguity will consist of a unique exterior styling and never-seen-before powertrain.
2018 Ford Super Chief – Powertrain Specs
The biggest fascinations of Ford Super Chief will be a tri-flex fuel system. As predicted by experts, this pickup truck will use a 6.8 liter V10 Modular engine with SOHC valvetrain configuration. The engine will pair up with a 6-speed automatic transmission system and include the availability of both rear wheel drive and all-wheel drive. The net outputs of this powertrain will probably be around 550 HP and 410 lb-ft torque.
Fuel economy will vary according to the fuel types used. With gasoline, the figures are likely to stay at 23 mpg in city, 26 mpg on highways and 24 mpg on a combined scale. These figures are suspected to increase at 26/30/33 mpg for city/highway/combined with hydrogen and E85 ethanol.
Ingenious fuel switching
The powertrain of 2018 Ford Super Chief will integrate a supercharger which will be activated with the fuel cell system when burning hydrogen. Also, Ford will incorporate an ingenious fuel switching system which will make transferring between fuel options possible while on the go.
2018 Ford Super Chief – Exterior and Interior
New Ford Super Chief will appeal as a freak of nature with the uniqueness in its exterior styling. According to rendered images, this pickup will possess a bulky body with muscular haunches in all four wheel arches.
Up front, the grille will wear a dynamic styling with 3 bulky horizontal chrome louvers. The headlights will get a vertical layout; much like that of Ford F-250. These headlights will integrate active LED daytime running lights and auto high-beam.
Up top, the hood will hold a clamshell-like design with a large ‘Super Chief’ emblem. 20-inch machine finished aluminum alloy wheels will come as standard. Lastly, the rear fascia will integrate two oblong LED trims and taillights.
The official details about this pickup’s interior cabin are vague. However, experts have speculated that technological convenience will be on a high rise. The seats will come heavily bolstered and perforated vinyl upholstery will come as standard.
The SYNC 3 infotainment system will include features like Wi-Fi connectivity, smartphone integration, HD satellite radio and voice activation as standard. Other features in this cabin would include ambient LED lighting, LED-lit cup holders, tri-zone climate control and 60-40 split fold rear seats.
Price and Release Date
Price of the 2018 Ford Super Chief could start from $62,000 and it will arrive at dealerships by the 1st half of 2018.