Over the past several months, Ford Authority has reported on the 2023 Ford Super Duty extensively, revealing many of the redesigned pickup’s new features, styling cues, and technical details, while also showing off a host of spy photos and teasers released by the automaker itself. It was all leading up to this big moment – the official reveal of the all-new Super Duty, which will launch with not only fresh interior and exterior styling, but also a brand new powerplant and various other features.
On the outside, the 2023 Ford Super Duty takes more of an evolutionary approach than a revolutionary one, which is understandable given the truck’s enduring popularity. A grand total of seven front grille designs are available depending on trim and configuration, while Ford’s signature “C-clamp” headlights bring the Super Duty in line with the rest of the automaker’s truck lineup, with LED units now available across the range and functional side vents aiding cooling efforts.
A variety of packages will continue to be available, including the Tremor Off-Road, STX, Sport, and Black Appearance Packages, as well as the new XL Off-Road Package, which is available on F-250 or F-350 models equipped with four-wheel drive and single rear wheels, adding 33-inch tires, a raised air dam, water-fording axle vent tubes, skid plates, and an electronic locking rear differential.
Inside the cabin, the 2023 Super Duty features a host of changes as well, with a single binnacle design and either a standard 8-inch touchscreen for the XL or a 12-inch display that’s standard on higher trims, a customizable 12-inch digital instrument cluster, an available wireless charging pad, four USB ports, Max Recline Seats, an eight-speaker B&O sound system or optional 18-speaker B&O Unleashed system, and a center console slot that’s designed to hold a tablet in an upright position for easy viewing. The new Super Duty is the first pickup in the United States with embedded 5G capability, and is available with a full suite of Ford Pro services – including the Upfit Integration System – to boot.
In terms of powertrains, Ford says that the 2023 Super Duty offers the most towing, payload, torque, and horsepower of any heavy-duty full-size truck, but the big news here is the addition of a brand new 6.8L V8 as the model’s standard powerplant – a notable detail that Ford Authority was the first to report earlier this month. The automaker isn’t talking power figures just yet, but the new engine lineup will consist of the new 6.8L V8, as well as a more powerful version of the 7.3L V8 Godzilla, the 6.7L V8 Power Stroke diesel, and a new high-output version of the Power Stroke that features a unique turbo, tune, and upgraded exhaust manifolds.
All of these powerplants are mated to Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission, while four-wheel drive is standard on all XLT trimmed trucks and above. The automaker’s Pro Power Onboard feature is also making its debut on the 2023 Ford Super Duty, offering 2.0 kW of portable power, while a host of driver-assist technologies including Onboard Scales with Smart Hitch, the 360-Degree Trailer Camera System, Blind Spot Information System for Fifth Wheel & Gooseneck, Tailgate Down Camera and Tailgate Down Reverse Sensing System, Pro Trailer Hitch Assist, and Trailer Navigation aim to make hauling and towing much simpler.
On top of those features, the 2023 Super Duty also offers a full suite of safety and security tech including Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane Centering, Trailer Theft Alert, Vehicle Security, Fleet Start Inhibit, Forward/Reverse Sensing System, Front and Rear Brake Assist, and a full-color head-up display. Meanwhile, Ford Power-Up software updates help keep the Super Duty up-to-date over time.
The 2023 Ford Super Duty will continue to be produced at the Kentucky Truck plant and Ohio Assembly plant and is expected to launch in early 2023, with some trims and features available starting next spring.