The electrical Ford F-150 Lighting simply obtained loads cheaper. Citing components akin to elevated plant capability, efforts to scale up manufacturing to reap the rewards of economies of scale, and cheaper uncooked supplies, the Blue Oval slashed the truck’s base value throughout your complete line-up.
Lightning patrons nonetheless have 4 trim ranges referred to as Professional, XLT, Lariat, and Platinum, respectively, to select from, and the center two fashions stay out there with two battery choices (standard- and extended-range). Updating pricing for the total F-150 Lightning vary is as follows:
- Professional: $51,990 ($9,979 lower than the earlier value)
- XLT: $56,990 ($9,479 lower than the earlier value)
- XLT Prolonged Vary: $71,990 ($8,879 lower than the earlier value)
- Lariat: $71,990 ($6,979 lower than the earlier value)
- Lariat Prolonged Vary: $79,490 ($8,479 lower than the earlier value)
- Platinum: $93,990 ($6,079 lower than the earlier value)
Observe that these figures embrace a compulsory (and reasonably hefty) $1,995 vacation spot cost and exclude any and all out there incentives. Whereas any value drop is noteworthy in an period the place value hikes have turn into the established order, it is vital to level out that the drop follows a number of vital value will increase introduced over the previous couple of months. We’re nonetheless fairly removed from the $40,000 base value Ford floated in 2021.
Ford hasn’t made any vital tools modifications to the Lightning, so the decrease costs aren’t hiding a shorter checklist of normal options. And there aren’t any main drivetrain modifications to report. Energy for the bottom F-150 Lightning Professional comes from a pair of electrical motors (one per axle) that draw electrical energy from a 98-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack to zap the 4 wheels with 462 horsepower and 775 pound-feet of torque. On this configuration, the battery-powered truck has as much as 240 miles of driving vary and may tow as much as 5,000 kilos.
Deciding on the 131-kilowatt-hour extended-range battery pack, which is optionally available on XLT and Lariat fashions and customary on the Platinum trim, will increase horsepower to 580, although torque stays flat. Vary and towing capability improve to 320 miles and seven,700 kilos, respectively.
Ford instructed Autoblog that the decrease costs are efficient as of July 17, 2023. They apply to the 2023 Lightning; the model hasn’t introduced the 2024 mannequin but. The corporate provides that some retail prospects can declare a $1,000 bonus as a part of a gross sales occasion that ends on July 31.