The Ford Super Duty pickup truck, a chief rival for the Chevy Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD, is set to introduce a full model overhaul for the 2023 model year. Now, GM Authority has learned from sources close to the matter that the 2023 Ford Super Duty will also debut an integrated bedside step in conjunction with the forthcoming model overhaul.
According to GM Authority sources, the 2023 Ford Super Duty will introduce a step that’s integrated into the side of the bed, just ahead of the rear wheel. This design will essentially copy the GM BedStep feature on offer for the Chevy Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD, offering easier access to the bed from the side of the truck. For the GM vehicles, the step includes a textured pad for better grip, while the design allows for easy access even while pulling a fifth-wheel trailer.
GM Authority’s sister publication, Ford Authority, recently published a series of spy photos showing a 2023 Ford Super Duty out testing in some swirling black-and-white camo, hiding the up-and-coming integrated bedside step under some extra body cladding. Although pictures of the feature on the overhauled Ford Super Duty are still forthcoming, the GM BedStep on the Chevy Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD provides a good preview in terms of what the feature will look like and how it works. To note, the GM BedStep is not to be confused with the bumper-mounted GM CornerStep.
In addition to this new bedside step feature, the overhauled 2023 Ford Super Duty will also introduce a revised front fascia design with reshaped LED headlights, a revised rear end, and an updated interior with modernized infotainment features, as well as a few mechanical upgrades. Meanwhile, GM’s heavy duty pickups, the Chevy Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD, will get full model refreshes for the 2024 model year, introducing, among other things, new exterior styling, completely overhauled interior designs, and a several changes to the mechanical bits.