It’s beginning to really feel like déjà vu over right here. The 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning’s value is rising but once more, pushing the bottom value for the Professional previous $60,000. For these doing the maths, that makes the Professional over $20,000 costlier than it was at launch.
The brand new entry level to get into an F-150 Lightning is formally $61,869, together with the $1,895 vacation spot cost. That quantities to a $4,000 enhance over the earlier value that solely lasted just a few months. It’s additionally value noting that ordering a Lightning wasn’t even attainable throughout a few of that point as a result of Ford had shut down all the pieces to type out a battery difficulty, finally resolving itself in a recall of sure vehicles. Ford additionally instructed us that the Professional is at present bought out for retail prospects and solely accessible to order for business prospects beginning in mid-April.
It’s not simply the Professional’s value that sees a tick-up right this moment, although. The Lariat trim crawls up by $1,500 to $77,869, and the top-of-the-line Platinum goes up by $1,200 to $99,969. That base value nonetheless sneaks underneath $100,000 for now, however who is aware of how lengthy that would be the case.
We requested Ford to clarify why costs are rising mid-model-year but once more, and a spokesperson instructed us it was “in response to present materials prices, market components, and provide chain constraints.”
The final bit of stories right this moment is that Ford has opened up its ordering course of for reservation holders after the pause, as manufacturing is again as much as full velocity.