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SEMA News—December 2018

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'20 Ford Super Duty

 

'20 RAM HD

Ford Super Duty

  RAM HD
Ford Super Duty   RAM HD

This is the best look yet at the revised Ford F-Series Super Duty, caught testing in Dearborn, Michigan. The Super Duty models will undergo some moderate updates, including a new 10-speed automatic transmission and likely some of the driver safety technology that now goes under the Co-Pilot 360 name.

A new V8 engine is slated to replace the aging 6.8L V10 gasoline unit. According to sources, the new V8 will be 7.0L. Outside, the front end will be revised with a new grille and redesigned headlights, while the rear will likely have revised taillights, tailgate and a new tailgate latch.

The new Super Duty will likely be released next year as a ’20 model.

 
The new RAM HDs are expected to fall in line with the recently debuted 1500 and ditch the crosshair grille. An obvious cabin difference is the steering-column-mounted gear shifter, which the 1500 dropped for the ’19 model year.
 
Current power is delivered from three engines: a 383hp 5.7L V8 with a compressed natural gas option; a 410hp 6.4L V8; and a 6.7L turbodiesel inline-six available in three tunes: 350 hp with 660 lb.-ft. of torque, 370 hp with 800 lb.-ft., and 385 hp with a 930 lb.-ft. torque rating. The 5.7L and 6.4L are paired to six-speed automatic transmissions, while the three 6.7L versions can be paired to either six-speed manuals or six-speed automatics.
 
Expect a debut in 2019.

'20 GMC Acadia

 

RAM Rebel TR

GMC Acadia

  RAM HD
GMC Acadia   RAM HD

This is the ’20 GMC Acadia, featuring a clean look at the all-new grille near GM’s Milford Proving Grounds. The second-generation Acadia hit showrooms in spring 2016, and this is a first look at the refresh that will succeed it.

Up front, the Acadia will get a complete rhinoplasty with new headlights, grille and front clip. Around back, it appears that changes will be limited to the taillights and rear bumper.

Power should still come from the 3.6L V6 and the 2.5L four-cylinder, but a new nine-speed automatic transmission (co-developed with Ford) is expected to replace the aging six-speed automatic. Production will continue at GM’s assembly plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee.

Expect a debut in early 2019.

 

 
These are the first shots of a RAM Rebel TR mule.
 
It has been confirmed that this TR mule was packing a naturally aspirated V8, most likely the rumored 7.0 V8 “Banshee” (a bored-out 6.4 Hemi).
 
This mule was caught using a donor Limited body, aftermarket fuel rims and some sort of framerail support/bracket that extends all the way to the rear doors, suggesting the RAM needs some extra support to handle the increased power.
 
According to 5thgenrams, the TR will get at least 520 hp and more than 525 lb.-ft. of torque from the 7.0 V8.
 
Expect an official debut sometime in 2020.
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