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Ford Gives Real-World Truck Customers Insider Access to All-New F-Series Super Duty Testing

  • Five F-Series Super Duty customers will witness all-new F-Series Super Duty development, testing and capabilities before anyone else and share their stories through We Own Work video series
  • Customers chosen from industries that rely on heavy-duty pickup trucks, including forestry; manufacturing; highway maintenance; electric, gas and sanitation; and oil and gas extraction
  • First We Own Work video debuts next month; the six-part series will demonstrate Super Duty’s tough, smart and capable attributes, including how weight savings from high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy are reinvested to make the truck stronger

No actors, no stunts. Five real-world heavy-duty truck customers have an all-access insider pass to see how the all-new Super Duty – the toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty ever – lives up to its Built Ford Tough promise.

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Five Ford F-Series Super Duty customers will witness all-new 2017 Super Duty development, testing an ...

Five Ford F-Series Super Duty customers will witness all-new 2017 Super Duty development, testing and capabilities before anyone else and share their stories through Ford's "We Own Work" video series. (Photo: Business Wire)

These truck customers will witness torture testing of the all-new F-Series Super Duty before anyone else in the six-part We Own Work video series. The first video – to be posted next month at ford.com – will introduce these truck customers and provide background on their businesses and how they use their fleet of Super Duty trucks.

“We’re taking these customers behind the scenes to witness what goes into development and testing of the new Super Duty,” said Craig Schmatz, Ford F-Series Super Duty chief engineer. “Every day these customers work hard and rely on our trucks. They know better than anyone what it takes to get the job done and how Super Duty can make that happen.”

Each participant represents an industry where workers trust F-Series Super Duty more than any other truck to get the job done, including forestry; manufacturing; highway maintenance; electric, gas and sanitation; and oil and gas extraction. Each brings unique insight into the capabilities of Super Duty.

Later episodes will explore how weight savings from high-strength steel and high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy are reinvested to create a Super Duty that can tow and haul more than ever with innovative new driver-assist technology developed specially for heavy-duty truck customers.

“There’s no better way to demonstrate the power and capability of Super Duty than through the hands and eyes of our toughest customers,” said Schmatz. “We’re letting them put Built Ford Tough to the test.”

Each video in the series will demonstrate key attributes of the Ford F-Series Super Duty.

Toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty ever

The all-new F-Series Super Duty pickup is Ford’s toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty ever.

Built on an all-new, high-strength steel frame, the truck has a segment-first, high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body with stronger axles, springs and suspension that work as hard as Super Duty customers.

Additionally class-exclusive new driver assistance features make Super Duty the smartest of the heavy-duty lineup, including all-new SYNC® 3 in-vehicle connectivity, Trailer Reverse Guidance and Adaptive Cruise Control. F-Series Super Duty tows and hauls more than ever with its capable and powerful Ford-engineered, Ford-built gasoline and diesel engines and transmissions – outperforming the outgoing truck’s 31,200 pounds of maximum towing capability and best-in-class 40,400-pound gross combined weight rating.

F-Series leads the pack

Ford F-Series has a long-standing reputation as a leader and innovator in the heavy-duty truck industry, proven by its popularity among customers. F-Series has been the top-selling truck in the United States for 39 consecutive years and the best-selling vehicle for 34 consecutive years.

Super Duty underpins Ford’s commitment to continuously provide advanced powertrains and innovative technologies that answer customer demands.

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 199,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing, financing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electrified vehicles, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. At the same time, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities through Ford Smart Mobility, the company’s plan to be a leader in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience, and data and analytics. For more information regarding Ford, its products worldwide or Ford Motor Credit Company, visit www.corporate.ford.com.

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Source: Business Wire (January 27, 2016 - 9:00 AM EST)

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