Published March 05, 2014
Ford’s biggest trucks are coming home.
Production of its F-650 and F-750 medium duty models will move from Mexico to the company’s former E-Series van assembly plant in Avon Lake, Ohio, when all-new versions of the trucks arrive next year.
Ford has also brought the design and engineering of the trucks in house, after manufacturing them in recent years through a joint venture with Navistar, using Cummins diesel engines and Allision transmissions.
The 2016 models will be built on a new frame, and available with three different versions of Ford’s 6.7-liter Powerstroke diesel engines, or a 6.8-liter gasoline V10.
All engines will be paired with a six-speed TorqShift automatic transmission also built by Ford.
The F-650 and F-750 will be offered in regular, super and crew cab styles, in straight frame, dock height and tractor configurations.
Pricing has not been announced, but the current lineup starts at $55,595.
And while the bodies aren’t all lightweight aluminum like the next-generation F-150 pickup, the fuel tanks are, in an effort to save a more of what’s inside of them.