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September 28, 2022

Should Ford PH Go Big Time And Bring In The All-New 2023 F-Series Super Duty?

With the tremendous success of its Ranger and F-150, should Ford Philippines go even bigger? If they want to, they can surely bring in the 2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty.

Under the hood, there’s a new 6.8-liter V8 that replaces the 6.2-liter as the base engine. Ford says they went for a bigger displacement for higher torque figures, though they’ve yet to confirm the finalized peak outputs. From there, there’s an improved version of its even bigger 7.3-liter V8. Finally, for those who want a diesel, there’s the 6.7-liter Powerstroke available with two states of tune. The higher output version gains a new turbo, exhaust manifolds, and tuning. The high-output diesel is expected to offer best-in-class towing for the Super Duty.

The 2023 Super Duty’s frame itself is an improved version of the existing model although the body features brand-new sheet metal. Likewise, the electrical architecture is also all-new and allows Ford to unlock more tech features than ever.

Design-wise, there are seven different grille designs, but all come with the C-clamp LED headlights that’s also found in the Ranger and F-150. The grille is supposedly functional, shielding the headlight fixtures in low-speed impacts. At the back, there are integrated steps in the rear bumper to make accessing items in the bed easier than ever. Oh, and there’s still the stairs/steps that pulls out of the tailgate. In the tailgate itself, you get power points that can provide up to 2-kW of power.

Inside, the Super Duty gets a new dash with a larger infotainment display—8 or 12-inches. There’s also a 12-inch digital instrument cluster too. A wireless charging pad will supplement the four USB ports. There’s an available full-color head-up display. Meanwhile, in a departure from the touchscreen-heavy Ranger, the Super Duty keeps its physical buttons intact so that workers with gloves can use them easily.

A massive amount of new tech is also available for the Super Duty. For example, there’s the Ford Pro Upfit Integration System which allows users to map functions to buttons. There’s also a 360-degree Trailer Camera System that provides a bird’s eye view of the trailer, a blind spot indicator for trailers, and even a hitch assist which will automatically back up the truck and align it with a hitch ball with no assistance necessary. It also has a Tailgate Down Camera and Tailgate Down Reverse Sensing system so you’ll have a perfect view of the rear (along with the same sensing capability) as though the tailgate was up. Other notable driver assist systems include adaptive cruise control, lane centering, and even a trailer theft alert system.

The new Super Duty reports for work in the U.S. in early 2023.

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