The Blue Oval recently revealed the 2023 Ford Super Duty in full, bringing an array of new tech to the F-Series lineup, such as advanced lane centering and Pro Power Onboard. The Tremor nameplate will make a return also, but it will not feature a front electronic-locking differential, a technology that may seem like a no-brainer to some. However, Ford Authority recently learned that the Super Duty team hasn’t completely written off the idea, and is open to considering adding one to the lineup in the future.
“So here at Ford we’re always looking for input from our customers, so there’s always consideration on what we can add next,” Ford Super Duty engineering manager, Aaron Bresky, told Ford Authority Executive Editor Alex Luft at the truck’s reveal in Kentucky. “Tremor has had a great introduction and what we have focused on is continually adding to it over the years to make it stronger.”
As a reminder, the 2023 Ford Super Duty Tremor Off-Road Package includes a front-end lift and a specially tuned suspension paired with a Dana front axle with a limited slip differential. The heavy duty pickup’s crosstown rivals feature a front e-locker differential, including the refreshed 2024 Chevy Silverado ZR2 and 2024 GMC Sierra AT4X. Additionally, the Ram 2500 Power Wagon is outfitted with an electronic-locking front differential. With that in mind, it makes sense that The Blue Oval would be interested in adding one to the 2023 Ford Super Duty at some point to keep up with the competition and give it an edge when it comes to off-road capabilities.
The 2023 Super Duty team focused on improving the pickup over its previous iteration by strengthening its frame in key areas, making it into a more formidable towing rig. Additionally, they poured resources into the pickup’s new standard 6.8L V8, which Ford Authority was the first to report on. However, the 2023 Ford Super Duty does not feature Ford BlueCruise, the automaker’s semi-autonomous driver assist technology, as the team elected to prioritize lane centering and towing tech for its heavy duty pickup.