Super Chief is a concept truck that should be built on F-250 model. However, the most recent stories are informing otherwise. According to the latest reports, we could see it as 2019 Ford F-350 Super Chief late next year. Back in 2006, when the concept appeared for the first time, it was a far-fetched story. Now, more than a decade later, it seems the time has come for Super Chief.
The vehicle is so interesting because of its engine. Or it might be better to say – fuel. The drivetrain of the 2019 Ford F-350 Super Chief will be able to consume gasoline, E85 ethanol or hydrogen in a tri-flex system. Another appealing thing on the truck is door design. The vehicle is going to use a suicide door. Also, few beds and cab configuration will make the F-350 Super Chief eye-catching.
2019 Ford F-350 Super Chief Release Date
After the concept was presented back in 2006, fans were waiting for further updates regarding the release date. However, the company was quiet. After some while, they said the plan is to introduce this vehicle as the 2020 year model. Recent development boosts the possibility to see the truck as 2019 Ford F-350 Super Chief. Also, some leaked information is confirming this, although an official statement is yet to come. The vehicle could come next season as the teaser for the production model.
2019 Ford F-350 Super Chief Engine
As a Super Duty truck, the vehicle has to offer big numbers. For that, Ford decides to go with a V-10 engine. This supercharged unit will be capable to produce at least 550 horses. Power goes either to rear or all wheels. Other specs details are still unknown.
On the other hand, the fuel system is the one that draws even more attention. The 2019 Ford F-350 Super Chief engine is going to be able to use one of three fuel types at any time. Drivers will be able to switch between hydrogen, gas, and ethanol E85 at any time.
Advantages of hydrogen and ethanol are numerous. Well, gasoline might be cheaper. But, the American carmaker has the intention to make all its vehicles greener. And there is no better fuel than hydrogen for such job. As the cleanest source of power, it will cut emissions to a minimum. On the other hand, E85 ethanol is gas- and environmental-friendly fuel. It is also renewable, so it might be even cheaper than gasoline.
2019 Ford Super Chief to Use F-350 Architecture
Latest reports are claiming that 2019 Ford Super Chief is not going to be built on F-250. Instead, the company moves it to the bigger sibling. Nevertheless, we still don’t know which configuration will be available for the new truck. Crew Cab or Super Cab are likely options with a shorter bed.
2019 Ford F-350 Super Chief Price
Don’t expect to buy 2019 Ford F-350 Super Chief for cheap. This is the vehicle with the latest features, and development of the Tri-Flex fuel system is very expensive. First units could be available as limited editions before the Super Chiefs enters the massive production. It will probably happen during 2021.