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2023 Ford Super Duty Will Not Get A Hybrid Powertrain Option: Exclusive

The 2023 Ford Super Duty will receive a mid-cycle refresh, giving the long-running model updated exterior styling and a revised interior design, as Ford Authority has outlined over the past several months. Currently, it’s unclear what – if any – sort of powertrain updates the 2023 Ford Super Duty lineup will receive, however, though sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that the pickup will not be available with a hybrid powertrain.

Previous reports circulating online suggested that the 2023 Super Duty would, in fact, be getting an electrified powertrain option, but that is not the case. Currently, the Super Duty is available with a trio of engine choices – the naturally-aspired gas-powered Ford 6.2L V8 and 7.3L V8 Godzilla, as well as the turbocharged Ford 6.7L V8 Power Stroke diesel. At this point, the only Blue Oval pickups that offer a hybrid powertrain are the Ford Maverick and Ford F-150.

Though it may not be getting an electrified powertrain, the 2023 Super Duty will be treated to a host of updates including a front end design influenced by the Maverick and all-new, next-generation Ford Ranger, as is evident from the truck’s split twin-bar grille and C-clamp headlights. The cab portion of the refreshed pickup remains largely the same – though it will feature an integrated bed step, as Ford Authority exclusively reported earlier this month – while the rear end features a new taillight design.

Inside, the 2023 Super Duty looks a lot like its Ford F-Series counterpart, the Ford F-150, which was redesigned for the 2021 model year. That includes a nearly identical steering wheel design, digital instrument cluster, and a large infotainment screen. As Ford Authority reported last week, 2023 Ford Super Duty order banks are scheduled to open up on October 17th, 2022. Production is currently set to begin at the Kentucky Truck plant on January 3rd, 2023, as well as the Ohio Assembly plant on February 13th, 2023. As of now, these dates only apply to fleet and commercial vehicle production, and it’s unclear if retail units will start being produced on these same dates as well.

We’ll have 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 non-stop 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. Simon

    If it does then no one will buy it. Most of us Ford owners have been abandoning Ford recently due to their EV push and buying RAM trucks instead. Jim Farley is destroying Ford, as evidenced by their horrible financial numbers and off the charts recalls. No thank you.

    1. Mike

      Guess you won’t really be driving anything in a few short years? All the companies are changing, some sooner, some later. Well, unless you go Russian, pretty sure they will stay gasoline for many more years 😉

    2. Bret Tidwell

      The Powerboost has been wildly successful. If a person drives a lot of city and isn’t heavy on the pedal, the truck regularly gets 24-26 mpg and 22-23 mpg hwy at 65-70. What I really love about the Powerboost is the 7.2kw generator. This generator is many times more efficient than my gas 7.4kw portable (very heavy) generator. The next thing I love about the Powerboost is its emergency vehicle capability. I have a worker who installed a 4” BDS lift, 35 x 12.5 x 18 Nitto Trail Grappler, a custom mid frame wench that goes out the front or then back., emergency lights (flood, beam, and flashers, an emergency medical kit that any EMT would be proud of and finally he installed a rack system that can adjust to carry just about anything. The truck is simply amazing. It has a range of about 700 miles! In additon he can pull a 12,000+ lbs trailer.

      I agree on some of what you’re saying. I don’t like the direction Ford is going. If ford really wants to go EV… it will have to change strategy. (1) pickup pure EV os 20 years off at a minimum. (2) pickup costs are up because almost 20% of the profit is a direct subsidy to help offset the immense losses ford is taking.

      EV’s work well when they are extremely lightweight, super aerodynamic, run on skinny highway tires. Look at Tesla. All these cars look the same, just bigger or smaller, shorter or fatter.

  2. JT

    The CEO has a responsibility to Future Proof the company for the next 100 years. That means investing in what everyone in the auto world agrees is electric vehicles. The numbers you speak of should include 200,000 Lightning orders. 100,000 Mustang Mach E orders. If you want big diesel engines and classic V8’s you need to support profitability of electric vehicles which allow for more ICE vehicles. Ford is divided into 2 companies. Ford Blue for ICE engines and Ford E for electric. You will have both for decades to come.

    1. Sherry

      Those ICE order numbers are abysmal once you factor in the constrained availability of ICE Mustangs and all other vehicles over the last 2 years. Ford has been putting out misleading numbers because they are not factoring in the lack of availability of vehicles, can’t fool a career Statistician. Toyota is doing incredible ever since they rejected EVs, their financials are literally 6X better than Ford’s as a result. And unfortunately for Ford, we won’t let our tax dollars pay for their flub up.

      1. Matt

        If you want to talk about tax dollars going towards government bailouts look at GM and Chrysler. As far as Toyota “rejecting EVs” go check out the brand new Toyota BZ4X.

  3. Dan

    Hybrid powertrain in the Super Duty is a no brainer. A hybrid powertrain that can provide more power, and can improve fuel economy? Why wouldn’t you want that? System works great. My ’22 F150 PowerBoost tows beautifully, and when daily driving, runs in electric mode all the time. 900km out of a tank of fuel, with 200km of that in EV mode.

  4. Tony Costa

    Same here! I’ve had my 2022 Powerboost since the end of April. Well worth it so far.

  5. Charlie

    First mfr to come out with a hybrid 3/4 and Ton 4×4 pickup will be able to laugh ALL the way to the bank and back. I’d buy one tomorrow. 8-10mph towing an 8000lb trailer with a 350 or 3500 is an effing joke. And that joke is on us. My 99 F350 with the 7.3L Pwrstk got 19 hwy and 16-17hwy pulling a 7000lb trailer. Everything (big 3) since since about ’03 ’04, take whatever the best you get for mpg and cut it in half with any trailer of some size. Sad and criminal.


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