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Here’s A Closer Look At The 2023 Ford F-450 Regular Cab Prototype

The Ford Super Duty lineup received a refresh for the 2020 model year, followed by a variety of changes for the 2022 model year as well, though the popular pickup is due to receive a more comprehensive redesign in 2023. Over the past few months, Ford Authority spies have spotted a number of 2023 Ford Super Duty prototypes out testing, including an F-350 Chassis Cab, a SuperCab with a standard-sized bed, a Platinum-trimmed pickup, a Crew Cab dually, an XL model that gave us our first look at the redesigned truck’s new interior, and a 2023 Ford F-450 regular cab prototype. Now, Ford Authority spies have spotted that same 2023 Ford F-450 regular cab prototype once again, giving us a better look at the camouflaged pickup.

As was the case before, this prototype is wearing heavy camo, making it difficult to discern its finer styling changes. However, this regular cab dually with an 8-foot bed retains the basic overall shape of the current-gen Super Duty, making it instantly recognizable, even under layers of camo. The front end, in particular, is completely covered up, with the grille and headlights barely visible, meaning that the front fascia is very likely going to be revised.

Down the sides, it’s clear that this 2023 Super Duty prototype has wide fender flares both in the front and in the rear, while the familiar Ford F-Series styling line present at the top of the door is still there. Moving to the back of the truck, we see more of the same heavy camo covering the tailgate and taillights that is present up front, concealing potential changes there as well.

On the inside, the 2023 Super Duty will feature a design that’s quite similar to the redesigned 2021 Ford F-150. That means a new steering wheel, gauge cluster, and likely larger infotainment screens, as well as the addition of SYNC 4. It’s also possible the 2023 Super Duty will introduce Ford’s BlueCruise highway self-driving feature to the model, as Ford Authority spies spotted a pair of Super Duty trucks driving around wearing AV (autonomous vehicle) hardware, used for hands-free driving technology, back in June.

Meanwhile, the 2022 Super Duty presents a handful of changes for the new model year, including the addition of a spray-in bedliner removal option, while both King Ranch and Platinum trims now come standard with four-wheel drive, and Ford deleted the underhood service light from all models. The 2022 Super Duty XLT is now no longer available with the Tremor Off-Road Package, while the truck’s tailgate release operation has been changed following a recall.

We’ll have much more on the 2023 Super Duty soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series newsFord Super Duty news, and 24/7 Ford news coverage.


Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Ross

    This is one badass truck!!

  2. jlmoertle

    Can you lower the head lights? Put the high beams on top? These tend to blind oncoming vehicles.


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