There was a time when truck capabilities were the biggest war in automotive. Now, the biggest war seems to be screen size. Ford isn’t about to be out-sized when it comes to the 2022 Super Duty, which has some new technology and a sporty appearance option.
Let’s start with the biggest update. The 2022 Super Duty’s center stack has been redesigned to accommodate 12-inch touch screen. The new display features SYNC 4 with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Super Duty buyers opting for the Lariat and above models will find the new screen standard. Ford says the underlying system features twice the computing power than the infotainment system found in the current Super Duty.
The existing eight-inch display is standard on XLT models, while XL models feature a 4.2-inch display.
In addition, Ford is rolling out the Lariat Sport Appearance Package that includes body-color bumpers, exterior mirrors and grille, as well as a chrome exhaust tip and black platform running boards. Ford is also expanding availability of its Black Appearance Package to XLT models for 2022. This includes 20-inch Ebony Black painted premium wheels, body-color front and rear bumpers, grille bars, and six-inch Ebony Black running boards – even the front and rear Blue Ovals have been painted black. The Black Appearance Package will be available fall 2021.
There are no major changes to the Super Duty’s powertrain lineup for 2022. This means buyers can still opt for a 7.3-liter gas V-8 engine or Ford’s 6.7-liter PowerStroke diesel engine.
Production of the 2022 Ford Super Duty will commence in Kentucky later this summer.