Ford has provided meaningful updates for its 2021 E-450 cutaway and stripped chassis vans, as well as its F-53 and F-59 stripped chassis trucks that add a new engine choice and other upgrades, Ford has announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
The incomplete vehicles will offer available features such as the Co-Pilot360 advanced driver assisting technology, traction control, hill start assist and auto headlamps are standard. Other options include adaptive cruise control, electronic stability control, lane departure warning, Driver Alert System and auto high-beam headlamps.
Ford is also offering its new Super Duty engine — a 7.3-liter V-8 that replaces a 6.8-liter V-10 — with the vehicles. Ford will offer two engine calibrations, and the vehicle platform now has a GVWR of 14,500 pounds.
An updated interior features a refreshed instrument panel that includes a new cluster, steering wheel and standard AM/FM stereo radio with Bluetooth and USB ports. A new upfitter interface module provides a more seamless experience with auxiliary equipment.
The F-53 and F-59, which are used for step vans, get a new steering column, instrument cluster, and electrical architecture.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet