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Ford’s endless trickle of 2012 Ford Explorer teaser shots will mercifully come to an end next Thursday, when Ford unviels their new crossover in Midtown Manhattan, with spokesman Mike Rowe MC’ing the event.
The choice of venue for Ford’s event is somewhat telling, considering that the Explorer is being marketed as a crossover more adept at navigating city streets than rough terrain. Ford has stressed the “lifestyle” aspect in their teaser shots, with pictures of yuppie couples engaging in “outdoor” activity, but with very little off-roading prowess shown.
Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs hosts an in-depth look at the industry's number one selling truck
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Ford has just released seven new high quality videos about the new 2011 F-Series Super Duty (and its all-new 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8) that debuted last week at the Texas State Fair. Hosted by Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs, the short programs examine the the new truck, its powertrain and incredible capability.
If you like trucks, diesels or just great engineering, these spots are all worth a look. They take you through the basics of the (complex) new diesel engine, as well as innovative features like Live Drive PTO (Power Take Off), which allows auxiliary equipment like snowplows or salt spreaders to be powered through the transmission.
The only thing Ford hasn’t told us about the all-new 2011 Super Duty is exactly how much power the new Power Stroke 6.7-liter V8 motor makes.
GALLERY: 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty
See after the jump for six more videos: