Oakville, Ontario – Ford has announced new standard features and two new packages, a Cabela’s FX4 for outdoor enthusiasts and the first-ever Harley-Davidson F-450, to its line of 2009 F-Series Super Duty work trucks.
The base XL Super Duty now comes standard with manual trailer tow mirrors; the XLT adds power heated trailer tow mirrors and privacy glass, while the FX4 adds power-folding seats, privacy glass and captain’s chairs, and the Lariat includes backup camera, power sliding rear window, heated seats, moulded running boards and Sync hands-free communications and entertainment system.
The company is also introducing Ford Work Solutions, a collection of industry-exclusive technologies for the F-Series, E-Series and Transit Connect vans, including an in-dash computer with high-speed Internet access; a radio-frequency identification tracking system for inventory and tools; a telematics and diagnostic system for fleet owners to manage and dispatch vehicles; and a cable lock system to secure large tools or equipment.
The Cabela’s FX4 package is part of Ford’s relationship with Cabela’s, the world’s largest outdoor outfitter, and includes unique two-tone paint scheme, custom mud flaps, interior wood accents, logo seats, all-weather floor mats and lockable storage.
The Harley-Davidson F-450 will be offered in addition to the F-250 and F-350 models with the package; it features a unique blue-flame paint scheme, perforated black leather seats, door panels and centre console, and Harley-Davidson badges and script.
For 2009, Ford will also offer Tough Bed for the first time on the F-Series Super Duty, a military-grade, factory-installed, spray-in bed liner covered by the truck’s factory warranty.