2022 Ford F-150 Lightning: The Ford F-150 Lightning remains unchanged since its debut in mid 2021, despite it not going on sale yet. The Lightning is Ford's first fully electric pickup truck, which will be offered as a crew cab with a 5.5-foot bed and all-wheel drive as standard. Competitors include the Rivian R1T, GMC Hummer EV Pickup, and Chevrolet is bound to announce its electric Silverado in early 2022.
Three trims will be available at launch: XLT, Lariat and Platinum. Standard on XLT and Lariat will be front and rear electric motors with a combined output of 426 horsepower and a range of about 250 miles on a single charge. Standard on Platinum and optional on others is an extended range battery that provides a total output of 563 horsepower and 300 miles of range. Maximum towing is expected to be 10,000 pounds. Unlike the gas F-150, the Lightning has an independent rear suspension and a 14-cubic-foot "frunk."
Ford is touting its semi-autonomous driving system, dubbed BlueCruise on the Lightning. Like GM's SuperCruise, it offers hands-free driving in certain conditions on more than 100,000 miles of divided highways across the U.S. and Canada. The system monitors the driver's attention level and prompts drivers to pay attention or take over if necessary.
Ford is allowing interested buyers to reserve their place in line at Ford.com in exchange for a $100 refundable deposit. The commercial-oriented entry model starts at $39,974 before any federal or state tax credits, while the mid-series XLT model starts at $52,974 MSRP.
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