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Thursday, May 20, 2021

Ford F-150 Lightning Returns For 2022 As The Fastest Ford Pickup Truck


Ford is going big time with its electric ambitions with the launch of the 2022 F-150 Lightning—the first-ever all-electric version of America’s best-selling vehicle. The F-150 Lightning joins the Mustang Mach-E in Ford’s EV stable.

Ford hasn’t revealed its final specs yet, but they are targeting 563 horsepower and 1,051 Nm of torque for the all-wheel drive variant (426 for the rear-wheel drive). This enables the F-150 Lightning to achieve a 0 to 100 km/h in the mid-4-second range. This makes it faster than any other F-150 model, including the F-150 Raptor. It also achieves a one-ton payload capacity and a maximum towing capacity of five tons. Two battery capacities will be made available, one having 370 kilometers of range, and the other 482 kilometers.



Other changes include the move to an independent rear suspension as standard. Together with its lower center of gravity, Ford says it has a more stable ride and reduced roll.

The F-150 Lightning is undeniably an F-Series truck filled with its strong design DNA. The aluminum-bodied truck though takes a different twist with its lighting signature that runs across the front and rear of the pickup truck, as well as new design elements that give it better aerodynamics such as newly-shaped running boards, re-sculpted hood, and grilles that replace the gasoline model’s air intake holes. Like the Mustang Mach-E, the F-150 Lightning comes with a power opening and closing front trunk or “frunk” that can fit two sets of golf clubs (400 liters).



It also makes no compromises on space, maintaining the same cab and bed dimensions as its gas counterpart, so it remains capable of accommodating thousands of accessories already available. The available fold-out Interior Work Surface makes working inside the vehicle even easier and more productive, while available Max Recline Seats offer nearly 180 degrees of recline to help customers recharge as needed.

Making its debut in the Lariat and Platinum series of the F-150 Lightning is SYNC 4A—Ford’s latest natural voice-controlled infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It will also come with Amazon Alexa installed as well.



The F-150 Lightning will be assembled at Ford’s Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Michigan. It will be available in four series and two battery options.

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