The All-New 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning


 
Ford has captivated America with its top-selling F-Series range of pickup trucks for 44 years. And with each new generation, Ford doesn't disappoint. They add the technology and features necessary to stay one step ahead of the competition. 

Next year, Ford is trying something entirely new: debuting a full-electric Ford F-150. 
Next year, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning will join the manufacturer's diesel, gas, and hybrid F-150 models. While Ford has sold low-volume electric trucks in the past, this is the first mainstream electric vehicle they've built.

If you're into traditional trucks but want to be more environmentally conscious, the F-150 Lightning may be just what you're looking for. Built tough like the rest of the lineup, this electric pickup won't disappoint. 

Keep reading to learn more about what we know about Ford's most influential truck debut in decades before reserving your model at Bob Allen Ford.

Distinctive Exterior Design
On the outside, the F-150 Lightning doesn't scream "electric truck" as most do, but it has new distinctive elements that set it apart from its predecessors. You'll immediately notice the truck's exclusive LED lighting elements and a closed-off front grille.

The F-150 Lightning is a four-door, five-seat cab, which makes it the leading electric pickup truck when it comes to the level of component sharing.

Where did the name "Lightning" come from? The F-150 Lightning was a high-performance model Ford produced in the 1990s. The 2022 model is loaded with a pair of electric motors instead of the V8 engine found in the original truck.

Familiar Interior Design
Step into the F-150 Lightning, and you might not even realize you're sitting in an electric pickup.
If you like the interior design of the gas-powered and diesel F-150s, you'll appreciate the F-150 Lightning's design as well. One notable difference is the size of the touch screen in the electric version. It's a whopping 15.5 inches across!

The Lightning is only available in the four-door, five-seat crew cab models, as mentioned above. It comes with a modern 12-inch  digital instrument panel you can customize to your needs.
When it comes to technology, features, and finishes, the Lightning fluctuates wildly among trim levels. If you want the base model, you can expect a practical pickup that's perfect for work and commercial use. 

If you're looking for a premium trim, the Platinum promises to be a feature-packed, state-of-the-art truck.

Electric Performance
Ford says the F-150 Lightning will produce 563 hp and 775 lb-ft of torque Equipped with front- and rear-mounted electric motors.
Each trim will feature multiple terrain control options and a four-wheel drive. Ford expects the fastest Lightning to reach 60 mph in the mid-four-second range-which is pretty quick, especially for an electric truck.

The Lightning will have a 230-mile range using the standard battery and 300 miles with the extended battery. A charging cable that supports both 120-volt and 240-volt wall outlets will come with the truck. 

Modern Infotainment
With the F-150 Lightning, you can leave your key fob at home. Why? You can use your smartphone to unlock and start your truck. The truck will also accept over-the-air updates, which enables Ford to fix bugs, add features, and improve performance. 

On top of these exciting features, lower trims will have a 12-inch touch-screen equipped with Ford SYNC 4A. This infotainment system supports Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Amazon Alexa Auto. Higher trim trucks will have the 15.5-inch touch screens mentioned earlier.
Ford F-150 Lightning Trim Levels
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning will be available in four trim levels. Let's break down what we know about each option. 

Base
The base F-150 Lightning will likely have another name, but it has yet to be announced by Ford. This truck is designed to be a commercial truck, so expect a truck built for fleets. 

While earlier fleet models were nothing special, Ford has upgraded their fleet models to include features and functionality that car buyers look for. So, the base might be all you need, unless you're looking for more features. 

XLT
The XLT is considered the "mid-series" Lightning and is perfect for the average buyer. It will come with a pair of electric motors producing 426 hp and the standard battery pack that provides 230 miles of range.

The XLT will sit on 18-inch alloy wheels, but a 20-inch set will be an available option. While bed lighting will also be optional, LED taillights and headlights are standard.  Also standard is a power hood, side running boards, and a life-assist tailgate. 

Inside, you'll find cloth upholstery and eight-way power-adjustable seats. The infotainment system consists of a 12-inch instrument display and a 12-inch touch screen in the center. As far as safety equipment, blind-spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, automatic high-beam lights, and rear cross-traffic alert is standard.

If you're looking to upgrade, adaptive cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, and lane-centering will be available as options. You can also upgrade to a tow package with a trailer-brake controller, steering assist, and onboard scales.

Lariat
Ford's Lariat trims always introduce luxury in the lineup, and the Lighting Lariat will be no different. 
The Lariat has the same powertrain options as the previous trim, but exterior differences and interior conveniences set it apart. 

For example, the Lariat has an entirely different LED treatment on the liftgate and 20-inch alloy wheels. The truck's tailgate and trunk are powered. 

The truck's interior gets an upgrade with the 15.5-inch touchscreen and an eight-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system. Ten-way power-adjustable seats and leather upholstery are also standard. 
You'll also get adaptive cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, and lane-centering on the Lariat.

Platinum
The Platinum trim offers ultimate luxury to Lightning buyers. While we don't know all of the options that will be available yet, we know it comes with a 563-hp powertrain and 300-mile battery. It also sits on higher, 22-inch alloy wheels.

You can expect the Platinum to come equipped with every feature mentioned before and then some. It'll also have softer leather seats that feature massage functionality. Even the Bang & Olufsen audio system gets an upgrade of 18 speakers as opposed to eight.

Get the All-New 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning From Bob Allen Ford
With over 100,000 advanced registrations for the all-new 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, it's safe to say this pickup will be a popular choice for car-buyers next spring. 

The F-150 Lightning is the first F-series that is gas-free and offers an elevated driving experience combined with purposeful technology. If this truck is on your radar, don't wait. Reserve your F-150 Lightning now at Bob Allen Ford.