This is the ’17 Ford F-350, caught in base XL trim with the 8-ft. bed. Ford has revealed most of its ’17 F-series lineup, but this bad boy was left in the cold.
Call this the Contractor's Special, because this version of the F-350 should be a fixture among the set using pickups for construction, repair and other projects—a market Ford has had a lock on for years.
Like the new four-door Super Duty trucks, the F-350 gets styling more in line with the F-150 that was shown nearly two years ago. It shares a cab with that model, too, meaning more space inside the truck for people. But the big news is a revised structure with high-strength steel and, of course, an aluminum body. Payload figures will be up, which is probably most important in the version of the truck seen here.
Expect to see the first F-350s by the middle of 2016.
Photo credit: Brian Willaims, SpiedBilde