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FORD F-SERIES TOUGH, TECHNICALLY SAVVY

Ford of Canada hosted a F-Series Tech Day at Polson Pier in Toronto, Ontario recently to showcase the truck lineup's technical capabilities.

Various modules displayed the advanced technology of the F-Series. BLIS with trailer tow was demonstrated on a trailered Ford Super Duty by having another vehicle driving around its periphery through a closed course. Trailer Reverse guidance was demonstrated on course allowing drivers to experience the technology reversing a trailer into a spot.


“F-Series success is largely based on continual innovation. By listening to customers and what they want in a vehicle to meet their needs, Ford provides leading edge technologies on the best-selling line of pick-ups in both Canada and the U.S.,” said Jeff Morton, Fleet and Lease Marketing Manager, Ford of Canada.

Technology of the Ford Super Duty on display included:
-adaptive steering
-seven available cameras
-adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support
-LED side view mirror spotlights
-BLIS with trailer coverage and cross-traffic alert
-power-deploying running boards
-trailer tire pressure monitoring system
-trailer reverse guidance
-tailgate step
-flat load floor with collapsible under seat storage
-remote tailgate lock and release
-Smart trailer tow connector
power telescoping and folding trailer tow mirrors


Super Duty also offers first-in-class inflatable rear outboard seats safety belts, and uses high strength military grade aluminum alloys. Best-in-class capacities include: 14,742 kilograms max gooseneck towing, 12,474kg max fifth wheel towing, 9.525kg max conventional towing, 3,461kg max payload, and 18,960kg max GCWR.

A number of trucks were available for street drives including the F-150 Raptor and a F-150 featuring a new 10-speed automatic transmission. Ford will begin selling its new 2018 version of the F-150 this fall, featuring even more advancements then on current models.


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