Hobbies Cars & Motorcycles Ford Super Chief Concept Truck Share PINTEREST Email Print Cars & Motorcycles Trucks Cars Motorcycles Used Cars ATVs & Off Road Public Transportation By Dale Wickell Dale Wickell Dale Wickell is an automotive expert who has worked in the industry for more than four decades. He currently works for LeMay - America's Car Museum. Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on 02/09/18 The Ford Super Chief concept truck was introduced at the 2006 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. With its unique V10 “tri-flex” engine that accommodates three different kinds of fuel, it was designed to offer the traditional truck buyer a luxury option that was also environmentally friendly. Rumors circulated that the Super Chief would finally be put into production in 2017, then in 2018. Truck enthusiasts continue to hold their breath, now hoping that 2020 might be the year that the Super Chief finally hits the showroom floors. If so, the following is what buyers can expect to see, based on the 2006 design. 01 of 14 Futuristic Design Ford Super Chief Truck. &;copy Dale Wickell The inspiration for the truck’s design, and hence its name, came from the legendary Super Chief trains that ran from Chicago to Los Angeles from the 1930s to 1960s. If put into production, the Super Chief would look unlike any truck currently on the market. 02 of 14 Tough but Luxurious Styling Ford Super Chief Truck. &;copy Ford Media The goal was to mix the traditional look of a tough and durable work truck with luxury styling and state-of-the-art features. The end result might be described as retro-futuristic. 03 of 14 Durability Ford Super Chief Concept Truck. © Dale Wickell Aluminum framework and parts contribute to the Super Chief’s lightweight durability. The truck also comes standard with a host of safety features, including front and side airbags, safety belt reminders, and BlockerBeam technology, which is designed to reduce impact and serious injury in the case of a collision with a car. 04 of 14 Four-Door Ease Ford Super Chief Truck. &;copy Dale Wickell All four doors open fully and independently of each other, which makes for easy entry and exit. This view shows off a roomy interior in keeping with the truck's emphasis on luxury amenities and comfortable ride. 05 of 14 Muscle Ford Super Chief Truck. © Dale Wickell With 79 inches of ground clearance, four-wheel drive, and a towing capacity of 10,000 pounds, the Super Chief is a super beast in the heavy-duty truck department. 06 of 14 Light-filled interior Ford Super Chief Concept Truck. © Dale Wickell Large front, rear, and side windows ensure plenty of light reaches the interior while offering the safety of nearly unobstructed views. Another unique feature that melds form and function is the truck's all-glass coffered roof. 07 of 14 Redesigned Front Ford Super Chief Concept Truck. © Dale Wickell Buyers can expect a completely redesigned chrome grille and bumper, along with the latest in LED technology for the lighting, both front and back. Fog lights and towing hooks come standard as well. 08 of 14 Redesigned Rear Ford Super Chief Concept Truck. © Dale Wickell With another nod toward the work-truck buyer, the Super Chief features a heavy-duty tailgate that opens up to an eight-foot-long bed. The bed also comes with a stock bed cover, liner, and under-bed storage tray. 09 of 14 Luxury Interior Ford Super Chief Truck. © Dale Wickell The roomy, comfortable interior seats four. All leather seats, a wooden floor, eight-inch touchscreen dashboard, and brushed aluminum and walnut wood accents are just some of the upscale interior features. 10 of 14 Roominess Ford F-250 Super Chief Truck. © Ford Media Truck buyers are picky about head and leg room, and the Super Chief offers plenty of both. Think of it as riding in first class, rather than coach. And the handling will probably impress even the most avowed luxury sedan drivers. 11 of 14 Passenger Amenities Ford F-250 Super Chief Truck. © Dale Wickell Rear-seat passengers will enjoy plush, lounge-chair-style leather seating with automatic ottomans, two feet of legroom, and a center console for drinks and snacks. Passengers can also view their favorite movies and television shows on two large LCD screens. Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, satellite navigation, and USB ports come standard. 12 of 14 Attractive Wheels and Custom Tires Ford Super Chief Truck. &;copy Dale Wickell Another flashy exterior feature that caught the eye of auto show attendees were the truck’s 24-inch wheels and custom Goodyear tires. More than just decorative, they help to ensure the Super Chief’s smooth ride. 13 of 14 Impressive Size © Ford Media At 6.5 feet tall, nearly 8 feet wide, and 22 feet long, the Super Chief is sure to dominate the market for full-sized luxury trucks. But how much would it cost? Hard to say. The most luxurious Ford truck currently in production, the F-250 Platinum, retails for around $62,000. The Super Chief will likely top that. 14 of 14 State-of-the-Art V10 Engine © Ford Media The most cutting-edge feature of the Super Chief concept truck is its unique “tri-flex” supercharged V10 engine, which is intended to run on gasoline, ethanol, and hydrogen, with separate tanks for each all located under the back bed. But fuel efficiency doesn’t mean less muscle. The Super Chief is reported to boast 550 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. torque, with a top speed of 180 miles per hour.