December 7, 2022

Ford has held the crown as America’s best-selling vehicle for 40 years in a row and Ford isn’t looking to lose the crown anytime soon. Ford’s newly revealed Lighting nameplate has made a comeback and Production for the F-150 Lightning will begin in spring 2022. This will be the third time that Ford has used this nameplate. Ford first released the 1st Lightning nameplate from 93-95 and later from 99-04 and they were in high-performance V-8 configurations.  

Ford’s third use of the lightning nameplate is taking it where no lightning has gone before. This generation of the lightning nameplate will be used to signify their jump into their first EV truck and customers seem to be excited for this new era of electric trucks. 200,000 reservations for the Lightning have already been received and it’s been documented that seventy percent of those orders are new to the brand. With the demands so high Ford will not be able to meet those demands due to chip shortages and all options not being fully available at first. So if you’re impatient we recommend you wait at least a year until after it’s released. 

The new F-150 Lightning will come with two battery configurations. The standard range F-150 Lightning model will be equipped with a 98 kWh usable capacity battery. While the extended-range model will use a 131 kWh usable battery capacity. The actual battery capacity is larger than what ford allows you to usable, but this is due to ford using previous battery research and this technique is proven to prolong battery life.   

A first for the F-150 is that all models will come all-wheel drive as well as an independent rear suspension and is already claimed to be Ford’s quickest production truck with it doing 0-60 in 4.5 seconds.

Ford’s new Lightning will start off at an MSRP of $39,974 in base SR form and be available in base, XLT, Lariat, and Platinum trims


Base Model Price: $39,974

XLT Model Price: $52,974

Lariat Model Price: To be announced

Platinum: Ford says Around $90,474.”

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