We saw several versions of the all-new 2017 Ford Super Duty at the 2015 Texas State Fair and Los Angeles Auto Show, but new models are still driving around Michigan for testing, and our spy photographers are there to capture them. Here's the latest model, likely to be popular with commercial fleet buyers who have aging pickup trucks.
"This is the regular-cab 2017 Ford F-350, caught in base XL trim with the eight-foot bed. Ford has revealed most of its 2017 F-Series lineup, but this bad boy was left in the cold.
"Call this the 'Contractor's Special,' because this version of the F-350 should be a fixture among the set using pickups for construction, repair and other projects, a market Ford has had a lock on for years.
"Like the other new four-door Super Duty trucks, the F-350 gets styling more in line with the F-150 that was shown nearly two years ago. It shares a cab with that model, too, meaning more space inside the truck for people. But the big news is a revised structure with high-strength steel and, of course, an aluminum body. Payload figures will be up, which is probably most important in the version of the truck seen here.
"From what we hear, expect to see the first F-350s by the middle of 2016."