This Week In Trucks: Volume 33

2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty

Ford’s job-ready lineup of F-Series Super Duty trucks is completely redesigned for the 2023 model year packing a trio of eight-cylinder powertrains, new digital solution for easier implementation of aftermarket equipment and well as class-leading connectivity.

2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty

The standard engine is a 6.8-litre V8, while a 7.3-litre V8 and 6.7-litre V8 turbodiesel are optional suiting a variety of uses. All are mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive is offered on XLT trim levels and above. Adding to the flexibility is the introduction of the Ford Pro Upfit Integration System providing aftermarket equipment makers easy access to the onboard electrical system, so for example digital buttons can be added directly to the interior display  to control things like utility cranes or plows.

5G capability is being introduced on the Super Duty, which is a first for a pickup in North America. This improves navigation processing, Wi-Fi speeds and over-the-air updates. Sales begin early next year.

2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The sophomore Mitsubishi PHEV is finally arriving to Canada, boasting 40 per cent more electric range than the previous version.

2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Able to travel 61 kilometres on a single charge of the 350-volt, 20 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery, the total range when also taking into account the complementary 2.4-litre four-cylinder Atkinson Cycle engine and a full tank of fuel is a whopping 687 kilometres.

A total of five grades are offered: ES, LE, SEL, GT and GT-Premium bundling semi-aniline leather upholstery and front massaging seats.

Polestar 3 Premiere

Polestar is getting set to unveil its first SUV, the Polestar 3, on Oct. 12 in Copenhagen, Denmark, and enthusiasts can tune into the livestream on YouTube in a couple of weeks.

Polestar 3 Premiere

The sleek EV possesses some nifty tech such as an NVIDIA centralized core processor and next-generation advanced safety features developed jointly by Volvo and innovative industry suppliers including Swedish software company Zenseact, autonomous vehicle sensor experts Luminar and Smart Eye specializing in driver monitoring solutions.

Utilizing dual motor powertrains, Polestar 3s with the available Performance Pack will make 517 horsepower and 671 lb-ft of torque.

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