Сontrary to expectations, the 2023 Ford Super Duty will come without a hybrid powertrain.
This year, the Blue Oval should release the 2023 Ford Super Duty which is a mid-cycle refresh of the current generation. We expect to see a fresher exterior design and overhauled interior, but what intrigues us the most is the engine lineup the next F-Series Super Duty offers.
Previously there were talks of an electrified version arrival, but the latest news from Ford Authority says the pickup will be unlikely available with a hybrid powertrain. It’s a pity! By the way, the only hybrid pickups of Ford to date are the F-150 and Maverick.
The current Ford F-Series Super Duty’s engine lineup includes a trio of V8s – two gasoline engines and one diesel. They are a naturally-aspired 6.2-liter unit with 385 hp and 430 lb-ft, a 7.3-liter Godzilla packing 430 horses and 475 pound-feet of torque, a turbocharged 6.7-liter Power Stroke with 475 hp and huge 1,050 lb-ft (most fuel-efficient of the three), mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The diesel engine in the 2023 Super Duty will probably make more than its current torque. We even have idealistic expectations that the towing capacity and payload of the upcoming model may increase to exceed 37,000 pounds (when properly equipped) and 7,850 pounds, respectively.
The new exterior will feature revised taillights and a revamped front end on par with the 2021 Ford F-150, 2022 Maverick, and 2022 Ranger. Inside, the new Ford Super Duty will resemble the 2021 F-150, meaning a similar digital instrument cluster, a nearly identical steering wheel, and the same large infotainment screen.
One more new thing is an integrated bed step that allows owners to have easy access to the bed from the side of the pickup. The step is placed taller toward the rear and tapers down as it moves toward the cab.
Order banks for fleet and commercial vehicles are slated to open up on October 17, 2022, and production will begin in early 2023, unless the automaker changes its plans.
RAM trucks offer nicer interiors, higher torque, and towing capacities, but Ford’s higher-end crew-cab models provide upscale ambiance and greater passenger space.
The driving manners of the GMC Sierra HD and Chevrolet Silverado HD are generally better, but the Super Duty vehicles offer more high-tech features and various driver assistance systems.