The 2023 Ford Super Duty was unveiled in late September 2022, bringing important tech upgrades to the heavy duty truck family, such as embedded 5G capability, Trailer Navigation and Pro Power Onboard. Additionally, the all-new pickup also gains some notable upgrades to the Integrated Tailgate Step, according to the engineer in charge of the Super Duty team, who explained the changes to Ford Authority at the reveal event in Kentucky.
According to Aaron Bresky, Ford Super Duty engineering manager, the Integrated Tailgate Step has been lowered by three inches. This change was implemented to make the first step up and last step down easier for users.
In addition to the new tailgate step, the 2023 Super Duty also features the Rear Bumper Step and the all-new Integrated Side Bed step, both of which help to access the pickup’s bed from the sides and rear of the vehicle. These differ from the optional bed step introduced by The Blue Oval for the 2021 Super Duty line, and it is currently unclear if that accessory will continue to be offered for the redesigned truck.
Aside from the new step, the 2023 Ford Super Duty also gains a standard 6.8L V8, an all new gasoline engine that Ford Authority was the first to report on. This engine is offered alongside the Ford 7.3L V8 Godzilla, the Ford 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.
The frame of the 2023 Super Duty was also strengthened in some key areas to improve its towing capabilities. In fact, the automaker claims that the new heavy duty pickup boasts “the most towing, payload, torque, and horsepower of any heavy-duty full-size truck.”