The 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty has a turbocharged surprise: an all-new 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbocharged diesel engine.
Ahh… it’s even fun to type.
Codenamed “Scorpion,” this new engine is completely Ford-designed and built, meaning Ford will no longer rely on a diesel engine supplier for its Super Duty pickups.
According to Ford’s massive press release on the engine,
the new diesel engine will deliver significant improvements in torque, horsepower and fuel economy while adding more fueling flexibility and easily meeting stringent new emissions requirements.
Stay tuned for more on the next-generation Super Duty as its debut comes closer!
If family hauling is more appealing to you than trailer towing, you might be excited by this: an all-new 4Runner.
According to pictures snapped by Car & Driver, the next-generation 4Runner is going blunt and boxy. The official debut happens on Sept. 24 at the Texas State Fair, but expect an exterior more like the latest Honda Pilot. Surely, more interior volume and more power will accompany the boxy new looks.
While Toyota models after Honda, Honda has been busy trying to one-up Toyota. Its new Venza-fighter, the Honda Accord Crosstour, was revealed this week ahead of its official launch, coming later this Fall.
All-wheel drive and old-fashioned Honda loyalty are in the Crosstour’s favor, but I think its looks could be a deal-breaker for many. Whatever happened to conservative-but-cool Hondas that got great gas mileage? Honda is going further down the ugly path toward Acura with every new debut.
Hyundai, though, is a company going in the other direction: from mild-styled and boring to super-cool and sleek. As evidence I present the 2011 Hyundai Sonata. Anyone else thinking Hyundai is ending up in the place Honda should be in now?
The new Sonata launches in Korea on Sept. 10 and will arrive in the U.S. sometime in 2010.
Who has the better design right now: Honda or Hyundai?