Ford has made it no secret that it intends to simplify its new vehicle lineup, particularly in terms of ICE-powered models, which CEO Jim Farley recently referred to as “too complex.” As a result, fewer new vehicle configurations are landing on dealer lots, with inventory consisting of better-selling combinations of models and features, while Blue Oval vehicles in general will sport fewer configurations moving forward. As Ford Authority reported back in March, those changes could also mean that the Ford F-Series lineup may be dropping some cab configurations as fewer customers opt for regular cab pickups or even Super Cab models. Now, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that this is indeed becoming true, as the 2023 Ford F-150 Lariat will drop its Super Cab configuration for the new model year.
This move means that the 2023 Ford F-150 Lariat will only be available in one cab configuration – SuperCrew – as it currently isn’t sold in regular cab guise. In that regard, the F-150 Lariat joins a couple of other Blue Oval products that are also only available in SuperCrew configuration, such as the Ford Maverick and Ford F-150 Lightning.
Meanwhile, the 2023 Ford F-150 lineup has been simplified in a number of other ways, as Ford Authority has reported over the past few weeks. The range-topping Limited trim is only available as a hybrid with four-wheel drive for 2023, while the Tremor is dropping its 400A Standard configuration for the new year, a move that also affects the Raptor, which is no longer available with the less expensive 800A Standard Equipment Group.
The simplification of The Blue Oval’s ICE lineup continued with the reveal of the all-new 2023 Ford Super Duty as well. After the 2022 Super Duty King Ranch and Platinum trims dropped two-wheel drive in favor of standard four-wheel drive, the 2023 model took things further by making the latter standard on the XLT trim and up, which leaves the entry-level, work truck-oriented XL as the only version of the pickup that’s available with two-wheel drive.