2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Platinum starting at $ 92,569
In case you haven’t heard, order banks for the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning will open on Thursday, January 6. Based on this announcement, which was made on Tuesday morning, Ford has opened its online configurator for the battery-powered pick-up. And while the commercial-spec Lightning Pro costs $ 41,669 after destination, the ultra-premium Platinum finish more than doubles with a starting MSRP of $ 92,569. That’s a lot of money.
To be fair, this gives you a fully loaded truck with no real options to check off. You can add accessories like flooring and bed dividers, but other than that it’s pretty well specified. Let’s take a look at what’s included for the price of the Platinum‘s admittedly huge sticker.
The standard battery is the Extended Range Battery, which Ford plans to report 280 miles of driving per charge for Platinum models. That’s actually 20 miles less than you’d expect from the XLT and Lariat versions, likely because the top-tier truck weighs more with all of its added features. Regardless of that, the twin-engine transmission would deliver 563 horsepower and 775 pound-feet of torque, which is enough to press your noggin against the headrest.
The Max Trailer Tow Package is also included, meaning each Platinum will be able to squeeze the full capacity of the 10,000-pound Lightning. Ford’s 9.6-kilowatt Pro Power Onboard mobile inverter can be found in the back, and it’s capable of powering an entire house for three consecutive days or charging other EVs when needed. It is without a doubt a luxury vehicle with advanced powertrain technology, but it is still capable of performing like a normal gasoline F-150.
As you would expect with such an expensive pickup, the Lightning Platinum gets its own interior scheme unique to the electric model. It’s just as plush and usable as its EcoBoost-powered counterpart. Even with the batteries underneath, the floor is the same height on the Lightning, which means it maintains roughly the same dimensions inside and out, from overall height to interior headroom. Eighteen-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio is integrated, and the 15.5-inch vertical display controls everything from navigation to massage seats.
Ford said on Tuesday that it plans to produce 150,000 Lightning trucks per year, nearly double the previously announced target of 80,000. That will take a ton of manpower (and money), but if someone has the industrial power to do it, it’s the Blue Oval.
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