Ford Trucks Spotlights 2020 Ford Super Duty Testing in Michigan

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2020 Ford Super Duty

By the looks of things, the 2020 Ford Super Duty won’t just represent some minor styling update.

With 2019 fast approaching, we’re getting ready to enjoy a new model year of our favorite trucks. But we’re also preparing for a midcycle refresh of Ford’s heavy duty truck lineup. So it came as no surprise when our brother site, Ford Truck Enthusiasts, spied this 2020 Ford Super Duty out testing in Michigan. And even though the F-350 dually mule is heavily disguised, it gives us plenty of clues as to what we can expect.

While overall styling is largely the same, this prototype clearly wears styling revisions on the front end. The most obvious is a grille lacking the current Super Duty‘s trademark large horizontal chrome bars. In their place are smaller, “hollow” bars that stack from top to bottom. In the center, the requisite Ford “Blue Oval” badge seems to be floating in place.

2020 Ford Super Duty

But unlike most midcycle updates, the 2020 Ford Super Duty will reportedly feature some mechanical updates as well. The most obvious is the addition of Ford’s new 10-speed automatic transmission, already available in the F-150 (among others). But the rumors of a new V8 engine also persist and would serve as an interesting development.

With brand new heavy duty offerings from both Ram and Chevrolet hitting the market, the 2020 Ford Super Duty lineup seems to be yet another case of perfect timing. Ford already dominates both the light-duty and commercial truck segments. And we fully expect these refreshed offerings to only strengthen their position.

So only question remains. When will we get our first real look at this new heavy duty hauler? Well, given the fact that Ford debuted the 2018 F-150 and 2019 Ranger at the Detroit Auto Show, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the new Super Duty unveiled in January!

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Brett Foote has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto Group sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other popular sites.

He has been an automotive enthusiast since the day he came into this world and rode home from the hospital in a first-gen Mustang, and he's been wrenching on them nearly as long.

In addition to his expertise writing about cars, trucks, motorcycles, and every other type of automobile, Brett had spent several years running parts for local auto dealerships.

You can follow along with his builds and various automotive shenanigans on Instagram: @bfoote.

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