2023 Ford F-150 Lightning boosts range to 240 miles, price by $7,000

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    The 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning extends its vary for its second model yr, and Ford juices its beginning value by at the least $7,000, the automaker revealed Tuesday. 

    The vary for the F-150 Lightning Professional with the usual 98-kwh battery pack will increase from an EPA-estimated 230 miles to 240 miles, and the worth will increase from $39,974 to $46,974, excluding vacation spot charges that have not been introduced (anticipate a rise of $100 to $1,795). The steep 17.5% value improve, the primary because the Lightning launched final yr in Could, follows an analogous chorus from different automakers on this age of inflation. 

    “Because of vital materials value will increase and different elements, Ford has adjusted MSRP beginning with the opening of the subsequent wave of F-150 Lightning orders,” Ford mentioned in a press launch. 

    Ford mentioned it has honored the unique MSRP for all buyer orders thus far, including that reservation holders who obtained an invite to order however as an alternative prolonged their reservation as a result of their desired truck was unavailable will obtain a non-public supply. 

    “Present order holders awaiting supply aren’t impacted by these value changes,” Marin Gjaja, chief buyer officer, Mannequin E, mentioned within the assertion. “We’ve introduced pricing forward of re-opening order banks so our reservation holders could make an knowledgeable resolution round ordering a Lightning.”

    Beginning June 1, Lucid raised costs by $15,000 for its Air sedan however honored all 30,000 reservation holders who had locked in a value previous to that date. Following a March value hike for current reservation holders of the R1T life-style pickup truck, Rivian skilled a swift backlash that prompted an about face to honor unique costs for present reservations. 

    Ford did not disclose if the F-150 Lightning Professional can be made accessible to basic customers, not simply fleet patrons because it has been since launch. The usual-range battery could be had on the Professional, XLT ($59,474), and Lariat ($74,474) trims. These are will increase of $6,500 an $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 prolonged vary tops the lineup with a $6,000 improve to $96,874. 

    The 2023 F-150 Lightning could be had with two new grey colours, Avalanche and Azure Grey metallic, and the Lightning could be outfitted with Ford’s Professional Trailer Hitch Help that controls steering, braking, and throttle whereas hitching up a trailer. A police-ready Particular Service Automobile Package deal was introduced on the finish of July.  

    Ordering for the sold-out electrical pickup truck reopens Thursday. 

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