The 2018 Ford F-450 expects refresh. Not big changes are coming for this working truck. So, there is no lot of excitement about it in upcoming season. Nevertheless, this pickup is excellent for towing job. It will stay so, because not big modification will happen under the hood. Slightly better mileage and performance are certain. Also, some styling changes could happen, but it is nothing significant. For example, revisit of light and grille are possible. Bed stays the same as before. Then, question is – why 2018 year edition? Ford wants to stay competitive, and this is the only way to success.
2018 Ford F-450 exterior
Maybe the most significant changes are about material used for building 2018 Ford F-450. Now, there is a lot more aluminum in the body parts. That makes truck lighter, but still tough and durable. Main reason behind this switch to lighter materials is economy. Aluminum is cheaper, and lighter vehicle means better mileage. Furthermore, that lures more buyers. Finally, everything will result with higher selling records and more money for company. Besides that, some details also get refresh. Among others are door and bed handles, lights and numerous accents. Bigger wheels are possible, but it is not so certain.
2018 Ford F-450 engine
Power source of the 2018 Ford F-450 is 6.7-l V-8 drivetrain. This is turbo-diesel version with 450 hp and 880 lb-ft of torque. It goes through new transmission, a 10-speed automatic gearbox, to all four wheels as standard drive. There is also possibility to get this truck with double rear wheel under longer bed. Other possibilities under the hood are not sure yet. The Ford F-450 can offer petrol unit, but truckers like more diesel because of its enormous torque. That is exactly the need in tough situations ,with big load in the bed.
2018 Ford F-450 release date
Release details are still unknown. We believe 2018 Ford F-450 won-t arrive before next year. Exact period is still questionable. However, price is somehow more predictable. Since there is no many changes on truck, it could carry a cost tag of around $50,000.