There is a high possibility that we will see the 2019 Ford Super Chief in production. This concept is present for a while, but o truck on streets is rolling using this platform. Nevertheless, there are few uncertain things about the heavy-duty vehicle. So far, we believed that the Super Chief is built on F-250 truck. The most recent rumors are informing about the big turn in the company’s plans. The concept stays in the Super Duty segment, but it chooses F-350 as its base. Nevertheless, we are waiting for the official confirmation for this gossip.
So, what is the 2019 Ford Super Chief? It is a special edition of the super duty truck. It is going to use three different versions of fuel. Ford had an idea of the engine that will be able to use hydrogen, ethanol, and petrol. But, the realization of this project is no so simple, and the company hit the block. However, now it is time to see what will 2019 Super Chief bring.
2019 Ford Super Chief Engine
As said, the new 2019 Ford Super Chief should be able to use three types of fuel. At the same time, the powertrain will use either ethanol, petrol, or hydrogen. The last one should minimize the emissions to zero. Ethanol is spread across the USA, so this one is cheap and also greener than petrol. Another advantage of this type of fuel is it is renewable.
On the other hand, hydrogen is the cleanest. But, this type of fuel is going to make the 2019 Ford Super Chief pretty expensive. Much more expensive than the petrol versions of Super Duty trucks.
There is no word about the performance of the 2019 Ford Super Chief. It seems like everybody is talking about the new fuel system. So, the outputs are totally unpredictable. We believe that engineers will aim to create a beast for 2019 Super Chief. With a rear-wheel drive, it will probably deliver over 500 hp. All-wheel drive is going to be optional. Its towing capacity and fuel economy will be downgraded. On the other hand, much better handling and stability are benefits of AWD drive mode.
2019 Ford Super Chief Release Date
Some hints say that 2019 Ford Super Chief will be another debut of the concept, with production coming after 2020. Well, for fans of this truck that is something after few years of silence. On the other hand, with louder stories about Ford F-150 Hybrid, the Super Chief could profit from its development. Also, these two are pretty related in Ford’s plans for electrification. By 2030 there won’t be one vehicle with Blue Oval badge that is not going to have either electric or hybrid version. One of the first could be 2019 Ford Super Chief.
Development of the new fuel system is everything but cheap. This is one of the reasons why we are waiting for the production for so long. Being built on F-350 architecture, the 2019 Ford Super Chief is going to be the most expensive version of this model. At this moment, that is Limited trim with price over $80,000. The Super Chief could reach $100k.