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2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro And XLT Already Sold Out: Report

The automaker is no longer taking orders from retail customers for the cheapest 2022 F-150 Lightning trim levels.

Even though the electric truck has yet to arrive in US dealerships, the work-oriented Pro and mainstream XLT trim levels of the Ford F-150 Lightning have reportedly sold out for the 2022 model year.

According to CarsDirect, a Ford notice sent to dealers on April 12 advised them that the two trim levels for the 2022 model year are sold out. The 2022 F-150 Lightning Pro Standard-Range Battery and all XLT versions, according to the letter, “are currently sold out for retail consumers.”

The cheapest F-150 Lightning grades are the Pro and XLT, which start at $39,974 and $52,974, respectively (before destination charges and incentives).

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Customers who want a 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning must go for the Lariat, which starts at $67,474. That means spending at least $14,500 more than an XLT with the normal range battery and $27,500 more than a Pro with the standard range battery, which was only offered to retail consumers.

If money isn’t an issue, purchasers can choose for the Platinum trim, which starts at $90,874, unless they’re prepared to wait for 2023 F-150 Lightning orders to open.

Ford did, however, say that “when commodities become available, future invitations for presently sold-out models” will include reservation holders who choose the “Extend My Reservation” option. The option, as the name implies, extends their reservation to future model years.

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However, Ford CEO Jim Farley predicts that 80% of customers who have reserved an F-150 Lightning would purchase it, implying that orders are already being pushed back until 2023. Ford has a stunning 200,000 reservations for the F-150 Lighting, and would have had a lot more if pre-orders hadn’t been banned in December 2021.

On April 26, when a premiere event for the electric pickup is set, Ford is slated to begin customer deliveries of the 2022 F-150 Lightning. It will take place in Dearborn, Michigan, near Detroit, at Ford’s Rouge Electric Vehicle Center.

Source: CarsDirect


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