Over the last several years, more and more buyers are opting for four-wheel-drive trucks. So when the 2022 Ford Super Duty launches this summer, perhaps it should come as no surprise that two trim levels – King Ranch and Platinum – will come with standard four-wheel-drive, which Ford Authority has learned from sources familiar with Ford’s production plans. Surprise or no, this news is significant, as the current 2021 Super Duty King Ranch and Platinum trimmed pickups come with two-wheel-drive as the standard configuration.
In addition to this big change, the 2022 Ford Super Duty will receive a few additional updates, as Ford Authority reported back in March. That includes a new 12-inch infotainment screen similar to the one in the 2021 Ford F-150. The new screen is standard equipment on Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited trims and features Ford’s SYNC 4 software with wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto compatibility, and SYNC AppLink apps. XL series 2022 Super Duty models come equipped with a 4.2-inch screen, while XLT trims come with an 8-inch touchscreen as standard equipment.
On the outside, Ford has added one new exterior color – Atlas Blue – and three new interior color schemes – Baja for Lariat-trimmed trucks, and Navy Pier and Light Slate for Limited trims. The Black Appearance Package is now available on XLT models and includes 20-inch Ebony Black-painted premium wheels, body-color front and rear bumpers, grille bars, six-inch Ebony Black running boards, and front and rear black Blue Ovals.
The 2022 Super Duty is also available with a new Lariat Sport Appearance Package that includes body-color bumpers, exterior mirrors, and grille, as well as a chrome exhaust tip and black platform running boards.
As Ford Authority exclusively reported earlier this month, 2022 Ford Super Duty production is currently scheduled to begin at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant on July 9th, 2021, and at the Ford Ohio Assembly Plant on July 22th, 2021. However, it is worth noting that the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage may very well change these plans or disrupt production altogether.