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2013-MY Ford F-Series Super Duty to Offer Platinum Series and SYNC with MyFord Touch

April 17, 2012

The MY-2013 Super Duty Platinum Series features an all-new interior and touch-screen functionality designed specifically for drivers who may be wearing heavy work gloves.
The MY-2013 Super Duty Platinum Series features an all-new interior and touch-screen functionality designed specifically for drivers who may be wearing heavy work gloves.

The 2013 model year F-Series Super Duty will be available in a Platinum series model and with the addition of SYNC with MyFord Touch.

“The F-Series Super Duty Platinum is the latest expression of Built Ford Tough truck luxury,” said Brian Rathsburg, F-Series Super Duty marketing manager. “It has a distinct appearance and a long list of features to deliver a superior experience. Along with that, it has all of the capability F-Series trucks are famous for.”

Available only in the Super Duty crew cab, the Platinum series model can be ordered as an F-250, F-350 or F-450 pickup and with the Ford-designed and Ford-built 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel engine or the 6.2-liter V8 gas engine.

Exterior

The Platinum series features a grille with satin chrome highlighted by perforated mesh inside. The updated grille is enhanced by a monochromatic bumper and chrome tow hooks.

The exterior of the Super Duty Platinum also features chrome, including the door handles, mirror caps, running boards and exhaust tip. The boxside on both sides of the truck sports the “Platinum” name in chrome letters and the tailgate is trimmed with a satin chrome appliqué, similar to the one used on the F-150 Platinum; and  20-inch polished-aluminum wheels with painted black inserts round out the exterior design.

Interior

The interior features wood grain appliqués. The steering wheel is heated and leather-wrapped, with genuine wood accents. The instrument panel, center stack and door trims are wrapped in premium wood grain. A new storage area on top of the dash includes two USB ports, audio-video connections, SD card slot, and a 12-volt charging port for cell phones and other digital devices.

The driver’s seat has 10-way power-adjustable seating and both captain’s chairs are upholstered with softer, premium leather, which is also used on the armrests and console. Other evidence of fine craftsmanship includes the seats and floor mats, which feature the embroidered “Platinum” logo.

Other Standard Features

  • SYNC with MyFord Touch
  • Navigation System
  • Power-adjustable pedals
  • Rear view camera
  • Remote Start System
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Power-telescoping mirrors

Standard Ford SYNC brings voice-controlled connectivity into the cab of the most capable heavy-duty trucks available. With SYNC, Super Duty drivers can connect compatible mobile phones and media players via Bluetooth or USB to make calls and play back music using voice control.

In addition, drivers will get access to Vehicle Health Report and 911 Assist — both no-charge lifetime features — and SYNC Services including traffic alerts, business search and more.

The 2013-MY F-Series Super Duty SYNC with MyFord Touch will feature a new 8-inch, high-resolution touch screen display designed to give drivers easy access to phone, climate control, entertainment and navigation features.

The 8-inch display screen also provides a large, clear view behind the truck when the back-up camera is activated to help drivers maneuver in tight spaces or line up conventional trailers with the truck’s hitch.

Unique to Ford F-Series, designers have optimized the physical interface for MyFord Touch to accommodate truck users who may be wearing work gloves by providing easy access to climate controls and audio presets on the center stack, according to the automaker.

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