F-600 Super Duty chassis cab rounds out Ford lineup
Posted: March 8, 2019
Ford has unveiled a new Class 5 F-600 Super Duty chassis cab with a gross vehicle weight rating of 22,000 lb., rounding out a completely revamped commercial vehicle lineup.
New driver assist technologies include automatic emergency braking, which is standard in the 2020 Transit and 2019 Transit Connect, and available as an option in the remainder of Ford’s commercial vehicles.
Also new is a 7.3-liter V8 gasoline engine, which is available in the Super Duty chassis cab, F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks, and the E-Series, F-53 and F-59 stripped chassis.
Ford says the new engine delivers more torque and power than the 6.8-liter V10 engine it replaces.
The new F-600 is designed for customers who need to mount heavier upfits but don’t want to move into a larger Class 6 truck. The company said it falls between the F-550 and F-650. It is sized like the F-550 but has an upgraded driveline and chassis components, as well as higher-weight-rated 19.5-inch tires and wheels. It will be available for order in early 2020, Ford announced, with deliveries beginning in mid-2020.
The 2020 Transit has also been updated, and now can be ordered with two all-new engines paired to a new standard 20-speed transmission, which Ford says will offer improved fuel economy. Exterior updates include an available power sliding door for the cargo van, and three new grilles. The interior gets new fabrics, a redesigned instrument panel and available 8-inch touchscreen.
Work on the broader commercial vehicle lineup began just over a year ago, and included updates to the Transit, Super Duty chassis cab, medium-duty trucks and E-Series.