2017 Ford Atlas Release Date, Photos and News

One of the more awaited products of the year is the 2017 Ford Atlas truck. The pickup truck that Ford has been baiting for so long might finally get a release this year. The model has already made a debut as a concept model back in 2013 and has since then been on a hiatus as we were expecting a production version for a long time to happen.

As it looks now the teasers and the pokes that we have been getting for all these years have not gone to waste as the planed model with finally appear. With the release date still not in the books officially, we do have enough means to provide a review and explain what the car is going to be about.

2017 Ford Atlas front view

Immediately after its debut as a concept model the Atlas attracted much attention with the platform it uses and the new and innovative parts incorporated into its design. What was a revolutionary move on their part is the lightweight platform which has actually already made a name for itself but on different vehicles. If you are a fan of Ford than you already know that the already legendary F-150 model has taken a page out of the Atlas’ book and introduced the lightweight body into its concept.

The resulting product is actually a model which is fuel efficient, has great performance and specs and is powerful enough like any other truck out there. The Atlas is finally going to put its idea into perspective and it borrows some parts from other Ford vehicles to make this happen.

2017 Ford Atlas rear view

Exterior

The exterior design for the 2017 Ford Atlas is perhaps somewhat predictable. We are getting a mixture of the concept model design and some parts taken from the F-150 model. This was something to be expected as the F-150 can actually be called an extension of the Atlas or actually an Atlas before its true production level truck. It accomplishes the design in all levels as it brings together both strength and usefulness with the lightweight materials that have been introduced in the concept. We have seen how useful they might be on all the contemporary Ford cars so they are still keeping with their original idea at this point and are bringing it back here.

2017 Ford Atlas side view

We are getting a front fascia which adds a rectangular grille which is very wind resistant and actually manages to get some aerodynamic specs to the car. The double-deck front lights are actually a departure from the other Ford models and are a surprising entry for this car as it brings something new and unique for this car. The roof is made out of glass and the trailer is equipped with electric outlet of 110 V. The doors have a big chrome mask of them and there are plenty of utility parts all over the car making it that much useful.

Interior

The interior of the 2017 Ford Atlas is a bit of a surprise. The newest model mixes up so new and great things and brings us a great setup that we rather appreciate more than going for something that already exists. The interior combines black and gray shades and has a driver’s seat which is extremely comfortable with the soft leather wrappings. A  large touch-screen display graces the front part of the cabin while in the back of the front seats you will have the use of a touch-screens that are for the people in the back. This is all aimed at bringing the entertainment passenger features to a high level.

2017 Ford Atlas interior

What has also been updated on the inside is a large level of safety. It still comes with the standard setup at base level as it offers us adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping system and blind-spot monitors. But there are news that say that a lot more equipment is going to be added. This is aimed at some optional safety features that are going to be given here and a lot more equipment. But this is all going to be known after the release date as Ford is keeping much of it a secret for now.

Engine specs

Some great news which regards the powertrain of the 2017 Ford Atlas is that it is going to have an equally powerful engine setup as all of the Ford trucks in the lineup. The Atlas is going to use a  5.0-liter V8 engine that provides us with 360 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. The drivetrain combines with a 6-speed automatic gearbox which also enables better fuel economy which goes well with the lightweight body of the car. This engine also has great acceleration specs as it is able to reach 0-60 mph in 8.7 seconds, which is great for a truck. There has been word or more engine options but none except this one has been confirmed, which will make this one the base and we will see if there are going to be some optional ones.

2017 Ford Atlas engine

Release date and price

The release date for this long awaited car is still far away, so we will have to endure a bit more so we finally get the 2017 Ford Atlas. The production version is a model that we have all wanted to see and use so it is going to be released between mid-2017 and the later part of the year. The starting price is also somewhat of a surprise as it appears that we can get the car at  $21,000. The Main competition can be seen in such cars as latest Toyota Tacoma and Dodge Ram1500.

 

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2017 Ford Thunderbird Photos and Fresh Info

Ford is going to unveil their latest take on the legendary car with the 2017 Ford Thunderbird model. The release date is just around the corner so what better way to start than to present a review about it so people can get what the car is all about. This is a famous brand that people recognize on the street and are happy when they see it. This is yet another take on the legendary vehicle which delivers many things wrapped into one and is something that we have been hoping to see for a while now.

The latest model is a combination of relaxed sportiness which we have already gotten used to seeing in this American car and it goes well with the balancing performance and the touring comfort it provides. The modern convenience is going to combine with the heritage styling that adds rear wheel drive V-8 convertible roadster which is just going to continue and accumulate the fan base in various showrooms around America.

2017 Ford Thunderbird exterior

The latest 2017 Thunderbird is going to come as standard as a convertible option, as many have already expected it to be but it will feature a removable top which comes with classic porthole windows. The inside has a perfect two tone design which matches the outside well bring everything we love and like about the latest Ford product. Here is what we were able to find out in more detail.

Exterior

The newest 2017 Ford Thunderbird is actually gong to echo the standard design of the original model but will bring in many modern elements to the setup. Some of the classic elements brought back for this model is the classic egg-crate grille, seen previous in the 1957 model, and the hood scoop, which is a stable of the 1961 model. The model is going to have a total length of 6.9 cubic feet which is enough to provide very high comfort to the passengers on the inside. Added is a soft vinyl boot which can cover the black, woven soft-top once down.

This time there is going to be a new Light Sand appearance package added, which actually adds the said color choice to the top of the car so it matches to the steering wheel on the inside, shift knob, the seats and soft boot. There are far more amenities placed on the inside actually but it makes the outside also look remarkable with the added look. The car is also going to features as standard seven-spoke, 17-inch chrome wheels and will offer additionally the 17-inch 16-spoke micro-machined aluminum wheels.

2017 Ford Thunderbird badges

All in all, the fabulous look of the updated Thunderbird gives us something classic to hold on to while repressing it in a modernistic way. There are far less modern features or actually far less that you can recognize but with closer inspection you can actually see all the novelties made. Ford Thunderbird 2017 is going to be a very good looking car with great amenities and additions added to it.

Engine specs

One of the most important part of the car is of course the engine and the 2017 Ford Thunderbird sees to it that they bring in a good option under the hood. A 3.9-liter, 32-valve DOHC V-8 aluminum engine is going to be the prime choice and is what is going to power this beauty. The mentioned engine also uses variable cam timing which greatly improves the performance of the car and the fuel efficiency as well. The measured output amounts to 280 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 286 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm. There are some special features that this engine is going to have like low-friction pistons, coil-on-plug ignition with platinum-tipped spark plugs, dual exhaust and one-piece die-cast aluminum case for the transmission which reduces weight.

2017 Ford Thunderbird engine

Interior

The inside of the 2017 Ford Thunderbird is a very comfortable setting which offers us a lot of added equipment and interesting additions. The instrument panel comes in a black hue with bright highlights and aluminum appliqués. The center stack has a waterfall look which is designed in a way that it flows from the instrument panel and continues to lead across the console. The standard for the car is the black leather seating upholstery but you can get a color coordinated there exclusively.

2017 Ford Thunderbird interior

The added equipment on the inside for the 2017 Thunderbird features a  power-tilt steering wheel, AM/FM stereo with in-dash six-disc CD with clock, power mirrors and windows, audiophile sound system, cup holders, a center console with storage, six-way power driver’s seats,  dual vanity mirrors, two-way power passenger seats, leather-trimmed bucket seats and second-generation air bags for added safety.

Release date and price

The much anticipated model is still a long way away from us and is going to be released next year. Although the model is closer to be finished it cannot be offered sooner so the release date states it in the middle of 2017. The price rate that you have to pay in order to own this baby is 38.500 USD.

 

 

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2017 Ford Super Duty Redesign, Price and Specs

The newest 2017 Ford Super Duty redesign is bringing something new to its concept which is going to completely change things for the better. They are actually thanking the page out of the F-150 model book and are basing the Super Duty model in its little brother now but with different sheetmetal. But the big news that the aluminum body that the F-150 has so proudly introduced is going to be added here and the Ford Super Duty model is preparing to shed some weight and become a more productive vehicle.

When the Ford Super Duty truck was introduced to the lineup in 1998, it was Ford’s leading car in towing, payload capacity and power. Since then the car has gone almost unchanged and it retained some of its legendary design cues like the sloping window slots, vertical door handles and the rectangular grille. But the body work as well as the interior of the model are going to take a dramatic turn now as the emphasis has been put on shedding some weight for the car.

2017 Ford Super Duty Redesign front view

The 2017 Ford Super Duty redesign is going to come with a frame which sports 95 percent high-strength steel, which is actually and all-new frame design of the Super Duty. The backbone is fully boxed and the model also is also 24 percent stiffer with the  fully C-channeled frame.

All of this actually results in the truck dropping down 350 pounds. You would not expect any guy out there to boast about the lightness of his truck, but this model makes it productive and far more effective for the model to be. This new model is something which is completely different and something that replaces the previous model in a grand way so we give you a review in order to learn more about the car this way as you wait for the release date to come.

2017 Ford Super Duty Redesign rear view

Exterior

Finally, the 2017 Ford Super Duty model is going to bring us a completely new look and design for its newest incarnation. They are taking a step away from their standard look and are bringing something completely new and interesting with this latest one. There are some bits and pieces that are carried over form that 1998 model but they are not so numerous as the car still has more new parts to offer us. The  large, twin-bar grille comes with vertical side vents placed inside the headlights. The closed-loop tow hooks are still in the same place positioned on the front bumper and the  downward slope of the windows is still there.

The cabin has changed significantly as it uses many parts seen in the F-150 model. The side “vents” help determine the trim level and chassis rating and the front doors are now positioned vertically. There is a completely new lighting package given here with Quad-beam LED headlights, LED side spotlights placed in the side mirrors and LED lights placed on the cargo box part as well.

2017 Ford Super Duty Redesign side view

The rear end is also a big departure from the previous model with the newly designed taillights which follow the accent lines of the model. The bumper adds the integrated trailer wiring harness and there is a heavily reinforced, frame mounted receiver hitch. The F-350 and F-450 models exclusively come with a redesigned dually fender.

Interior

The interior of the 2017 Ford Super Duty is a very familiar setting, but it is actually not as you would assume a copy of the old design, it is actually a carbon copy of the F-150 interior. Actually, by utilizing this kind of a move, Ford saved a lot of time and money that they would if they developed a whole new inside for this separate model.

But there are a few differences between these two models. This one has a second glove box which is finished with aluminum and places a Super Duty logo on it. There are several auxiliary switches placed all over the control panel and the trailer brake controller is moved up in a few inches which actually makes it far easier to use.

2017 Ford Super Duty Redesign interior

There are many electronic gadgets seen in the latest 2017 Ford Super Duty model. Actually you get no less than seen cameras which give you a complete layout on every corner of the truck and its surrounding, making you perfectly aware of your position. Besides this, there are several safety controls placed here with the Adaptive Cruise Control systems and Lane Departure Warning being one of them. Finally, the truck also comes with a SYNC 3 which is a standard operating system for the infotainment system.

Engine specs

Interestingly, with all of the cages brought to the 2017 Ford Super Duty truck, the drivetrain is not going to be one of them. In fact they plan to keep the old 6.2-liter gasoline V-8 engine as the base one while the 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 is the optional offer. People who are interested in the chassis cab offer can opt for the 6.8-liter gasoline V-10 version. The only innovation concerning the powertrain this time is the addition of the TorqueShift-G transmission system offer which is given even for the base version. The  6.7-liter Power Stroke is one of the most powerful engines given here as it manages to surpass even the power of the Ram 3500 model and gives us an astounding 1,000 pound-feet of torque.

2017 Ford Super Duty Redesign engine

Release date and price

The latest 2017 Ford Super Duty truck is actually at our fingertips. The model is going to appear on sale as the release date places it available in the first quarter of the 2017 year. The starting price is  $32,385, but this price tag goes significantly up as you add more powerful drivetrains or use additional equipment so a figure of $60,000 is much more realistic.

 

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