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News Ford Re-Opens F-150 Lightning Order Books; Raises Prices, Range

Ford Re-Opens F-150 Lightning Order Books; Raises Prices, Range

Lightning strikes again as Ford works to meet demand

  • $6,000 price increases, due to increasing costs

  • Ford adding new tech and 10 miles of range to Lightning EV


Ford will be reopening the order books for the F-150 Lightning later this week. Buyers who get to place their order for the next wave of trucks will get more range with the standard battery pack, new colours, and an adjusted sticker price.

The big jump is range. If you pick the standard range battery, the one offered on Pro, XLT, and Lariat trims, you’ll get an EPA estimated 240 miles. That’s 10 miles more than before. It’s not clear that Ford made any changes to the trucks, so this could be Ford doing a better job of optimizing the truck for the test or simply getting a better score than expected.

Also new is Pro Trailer Hitch Assist. This driver aid controls the steering, throttle, and brakes to get you connected to your trailer with less effort. The feature will be offered on all trims, part of the Tow Technology Package.

Two new shades of gray paint replace two blue paints and a silver. A new Special Service Vehicle Package that gives the trucks police-grade cloth seats and roof-mounted LED warning beacons will be offered for fleet orders.

The pricing will change too. Ford notes it’s the first time since the initial announcement in early 2021 but says significant cost increases have bumped prices upward. U.S. customers can expect to pay $46,974 for Pro, $59,474 for XLT, $74,474 for Lariat, and $96,874 for Platinum Extended Range. That’s a massive increase, as the Pro’s prior starting MSRP was under $40,000. All trims climb by around $6,000.

The order banks re-open on Thursday for another wave of Ford F-150 Lightning EV reservation holders. No word on when to expect deliveries.

 

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