When will Ford cease elevating costs of the F-150 Lightning? On the charge issues are going, the electrical pickup truck will doubtless price much more earlier than we discover out. For the reason that F-150 EV debuted for the 2022 mannequin 12 months, its base MSRP has risen by about $20K (from $41,769 to now $61,869).
Whereas there have been a number of step will increase in between then and now, it is an eye-opening distinction nonetheless, particularly given all of it occurred after one mannequin 12 months. Since August 2022, Ford has now elevated Lightning costs a minimum of 4 occasions, with the newest bump first reported by Automotive Information. The beginning worth of the base-level Professional has risen by $4000, from to $57,869 to $61,869.
The opposite three 2023 F-150 Lightning fashions price extra too, albeit by smaller margins. The XLT with the standard-range battery solely prices an additional $175, whereas the bottom MSRP of the Lariat and Platinum bounce by $1500 and $1200, respectively.
Ford claims the continued worth will increase are the results of “present materials prices, market components, and provide chain constraints”, based on AN. Though Ford has but to reply to Automobile and Driver’s request for remark, the corporate has confirmed related causes for previous Lightning worth will increase.
Earlier this month—following a weekslong stoppage as a result of a battery challenge that is since been fastened—Ford introduced plans to triple the quantity of F-150 Lightnings it builds this 12 months. In fact, that begs the query, what number of extra occasions may the corporate elevate the truck’s worth in 2023? Watch this house to search out out.
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