As we learned during its reveal, the 2023 Ford Super Duty represents a redesign for the popular model, presenting us with fresh styling, new tech features, a brand new engine, and a variety of other tweaks and features. However, as has been the case with a number of vehicles over the past couple of years, it seems as if many of those items will be classified as late availability, which means that they won’t be available at launch, sources familiar with the matter have explained to Ford Authority.
The 2023 Ford Super Duty packages and options currently slated as late availability include the Black Appearance Package, the 360-Degree Trailer Camera System, Fifth Wheel/Gooseneck Trailer BLIS System, the CNG/Propane Gaseous Engine Prep Package, Onboard Scales & Smart Hitch, Pro Trailer Hitch Assist, and the Programmable and Connected Ford Pro Upfit Integration System. Additionally, the 3.55 Electronic Locking Axle for diesel models will be available for Job 1 production of the Tremor only, but will otherwise debut during Job 2 production for the F-250 and F-350 models without the Tremor package.
As for the rest of these features and packages, none will be available when 2023 Ford Super Duty order banks open tomorrow, but are expected to be included in Job 2 production. Job 1 production is currently scheduled to kick off in early 2023 for XL, XLT, and Lariat trims in all cab configurations, engines, and series, from the F-250 up to the F-600. Meanwhile, Job 2 2023 Super Duty production for King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited trims will follow in the spring of 2023. Order banks for both Job 1 and Job 2 trucks will still open on the same day, however – October 27th.
Among its many new features, the 2023 Super Duty comes equipped with a revised tailgate step, an all-new cab, a beefed up frame for improved towing, and the relatively new Fully Networked Vehicle (FNV) electrical architecture. The pickup has ditched the outgoing Ford 6.2L V8 for a new 6.8L V8 engine as its standard powerplant, which will enter production at the Windsor Engine plant in January, as Ford Authority reported earlier this month. Some things will remain the same with the brand new pickup, however, including the presence of the old tried-and-true column shifter.