Thanks to a small blurb in Automotive News, we now know that the 2023 Ford Super Duty will keep its diesel Power Stroke engine — even though Ford Motor Co. nixed it in the F-150. That’s surely music to the ears of many owners who demand diesel power for towing and hauling.
Before we look ahead to the next-generation Super Duty, let’s take a quick look at the minor but significant changes to the 2022 Ford Super Duty.
The quick and dirty answer is: New and improved technology along with some new appearance packages and exterior colors. First, from the technology standpoint, Ford brings its outstanding Sync 4 system to the 2022 Super Duty lineup. With it comes a landscape-oriented 12-inch center touch screen. This is standard on Lariat and above models.
Ford updates two appearance packages as well with the Lariat Sport Appearance Package receiving a body-color grille, bumpers and mirrors. The popular Black Appearance Package also expands availability to XLT trims for the 2022 model year.
New colors are available inside and out, including a Baja interior for Lariat and Navy Pier and Light Slate interior for Limited. Plus there’s a new Atlas Blue exterior color.
Both Automotive News and Ford Authority report the 2023 Super Duty will be heavily redesigned for 2023, but the diesel is staying put.
The current Super Duty engine lineup looks like this:
Just what engines remain or disappear remain an uncertainty, but if one were to go away and get replaced by another technology, the likely candidate would be the 6.2-liter gasoline engine. That would leave Ford with a powerful V-8 gas engine and a diesel engine. But what else is missing in the powertrain offering?
There’s been plenty of speculation Ford would offer some iteration of its PowerBoost hybrid engine in the next-generation SuperDuty.
Ford has done wonders with Pro Power Onboard on the F-150 hybrid. Now, imagine taking it to the next level for an F-250 or F-350.
Should Ford move this way, and that’s wholly speculation at this point, such an engine would likely replace or be added to the 6.2-liter V-8.
With some minor changes to the 2022 model year, Ford keeps putting effort into its heavy duty truck line. With a redesign looming in the not-so-distant future, just how far Ford goes with the Super Duty could determine a lot for the Blue Oval.
By all accounts it appears the diesel will stick around, and we believe that’s the right move. However, we also think it’d be interesting for Ford to put some kind of hybrid into a Super Duty. Then it would be a generator on wheels, loaded up with power and performance. That is, after all, what you want from a heavy duty pickup truck.
Then again, with General Motors announcing electric heavy-duty trucks are coming, perhaps Ford will follow suit?
As an alcohol producer, would like to see the flex fuel Godzilla 7.3 put into at least the dually F-350 and F-450 series, if not an option in the single axle Super Duty trucks. The E-series doesn’t “do it” for me.
I’m interested in the current 2022 Ford F250 6.2L XLT/Lariat. However I’d like to see what’s offered in the upcoming 2023 model to decide if I want to wait for that model or stay with the current 2022 model. So I’m wondering if I will have time for that or will I miss out on the 2022 model year. I don’t know when Ford will announce a deadline to order the 2022.
The deadline has passed for 2022