Tonight, Ford will reveal the new F-Series Super Duty trucks, and to celebrate, the automaker has convinced the state of Kentucky to declare today’s date a special occasion. If you want to see the reveal, head to Ford’s YouTube page at 7:15 pm eastern tonight.
Governor Andy Beshear designated Tuesday, September 27, as KenTRUCKy Day as a nod to Ford’s 109 years of building vehicles in the state. Ford will hold the event at the Churchill Downs race track to add drama to tonight’s unveiling.
Beshear’s proclamation stated, “to honor Ford’s investment and this great Team Kentucky partner, I have officially proclaimed September 27, 2022, KenTRUCKy Day in the commonwealth.” He continued, saying, “Kentuckians have been building Ford trucks since the Model T, and we are thrilled this tradition is going to continue with the all-new Ford F-Series Super Duty.”
The Blue Oval already has more than 10,000 employees in Kentucky and will add 5,000 more when its new BlueOVal SK battery facility gets up and running. Ford hasn’t detailed much on the new Super Duty trucks other than sharing short clips on social media, one of which showed “6.7L” and “Powerstroke” badges, so that’s a decent indication that we’ll see the diesel powertrain make a return.
Though the automotive world is going electric, including trucks, there’s still a considerable place for heavy-duty trucks. The capability and security of a strong gas or diesel engine are hard to beat for people working on remote job sites and in areas where chargers aren’t readily available. There’s also towing and payload, as the Super Duty trucks can tow up to 37,000 pounds with a gooseneck and proper equipment on board.