2023 Ford F-150 Lightning brings barely extra vary for heaps extra money


The 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning will get a variety increase for a second mannequin yr, but additionally an enormous value improve. Ford revealed Tuesday that it is elevating the bottom value by $7,000.

EPA-estimated vary for the fleet-oriented F-150 Lightning Professional will increase from 230 miles to 240 miles with the usual 98-kwh battery pack, whereas the worth will increase from $39,974 to $46,974, excluding vacation spot prices that have not been introduced but (count on a $100 improve to $1,795). Ford gave an identical excuse to elucidate the 17.5% value improve.

“Attributable to vital materials price will increase and different components, Ford has adjusted MSRP beginning with the opening of the following wave of F-150 Lightning orders,” the automaker stated in a press launch.

Ford stated it has honored the unique MSRP for all buyer orders so far, including that reservation holders who acquired an invite to order however as an alternative prolonged their reservation as a result of their desired configuration was unavailable will obtain a personal provide.

“Present order holders awaiting supply aren’t impacted by these value changes,” Marin Gjaja, chief buyer officer for EV-focused Ford’s Mannequin E enterprise unit, stated in an announcement. “We have introduced pricing forward of re-opening order banks so our reservation holders could make an knowledgeable choice about ordering a Lightning.” These order books reopen Thursday.

Different automakers have raised EV costs not too long ago. Beginning June 1, Lucid raised Air sedan costs by $15,000 however honored all 30,000 reservations of shoppers who had locked in a value previous to that date. Tesla has raised costs throughout its lineup a number of instances this yr. Following a March value hike for current R1T pickup truck reservation holders, Rivian confronted a swift backlash that prompted the corporate to stroll again costs will increase for present reservations.

The development is not common, although. Basic Motors reduce the bottom value of the 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV by $6,000 and $6,300, respectively, presumably to make room for the 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV, anticipated to start out simply above the Bolt EV and EUV at round $30,000.

Ford did not disclose if the F-150 Lightning Professional could be made out there to basic customers, not simply fleet patrons because it has been since launch. The usual-range battery may be had on the Professional, XLT ($59,474), and Lariat ($74,474) trims. XLT and Lariat costs improve by $6,500 and $7,000, respectively.

Costs additionally improve for fashions with the 131-kwh extended-range battery pack, however the 320-mile vary estimate stays the identical. The XLT Excessive will increase $8,500 to $80,974, the Lariat will increase to $85,974, and the Platinum will increase $6,000 to $96,874.

The 2023 F-150 Lightning Professional may be had in two new colours (Avalanche and Azure Grey metallic), and might now be geared up with Ford’s Professional Trailer Hitch Help that controls the steering, braking, and throttle when hooking up a trailer. A police-ready Particular Service Automobile package deal was introduced on the finish of July.


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