While it shares many similarities with its predecessor, the 2021 Ford F-150 is considered an all-new product. But while we generally expect a Ford F-150 refresh every few years, it appears that we’ll be waiting a bit longer than usual for the 14th gen model to receive such updates – 2025, in fact, which is when the next Ford F-150 refresh is scheduled, according to a report from Automotive News.
While we’ll be waiting a while for that mid-cycle refresh to come about, there are quite a few things happening to the F-150 in the 2022 model year. That includes, of course, the launch of the all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning. With over 120,000 reservations placed for the new pickup thus far, Ford recently decided to double its planned production of the Lightning at the new Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center.
It’s unclear how many of those reservations will ultimately be converted to orders, but it will still likely take some time to fill them before we start seeing F-150 Lightning pickups on dealer lots. When that does happen, those seeking an all-electric F-150 at a discount will have to physically visit dealerships to find them, as Ford doesn’t want dealers advertising the trucks at prices below MSRP, though they can be sold at these discounted prices.
The other big debut for 2022 is the Ford F-150 Raptor R, which will be powered by Ford’s supercharged 5.2L Predator V8, as Ford Authority was the first to report back in June of 2019. It will produce around 750 horsepower in the off-road-focused pickup, which is more than enough to trump the 702 horsepower currently available from the Ram TRX’s supercharged 6.2L Hemi V8.
As Ford Authority reported earlier this year, the Raptor R will feature some unique styling touches to differentiate it from the regular Raptor, including a revised front grille, unique gloss black wheels with beadlock capability, and a more robust rear suspension fortified by structural enhancements including beefier trailing arms.