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2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Prototype Spotted With Sport Bar Accessory

It’s a safe bet that the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning will be available with numerous accessories at or shortly after its launch this spring, which is already the case with its ICE-powered counterpart, the Ford F-150. One such accessory could be a sport bar, which is something that the automaker doesn’t currently offer on any of its trucks in the U.S., though it is a popular add-on in other parts of the world. However, Ford Authority spies recently spotted this 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning prototype with a sport bar in the bed, which may indicate that it will indeed be available for the all-new, all-electric pickup.

The sport bar present in the bed of this 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning prototype consists of a series of tubular bars, which are connected where the two meet near the truck’s roofline. Originally used as a place to mount additional lighting and provide a bit of structural integrity in the event of a rollover, sport bars are commonly used to hold spare tires and other accessories these days, including things like Bluetooth speakers.

The F-150 Lightning – which is among the most considered electrified vehicles on the market – is on track for a spring launch, with the first batch of scheduled for production emails already sent out to the first wave of reservation holders. The next round of order conversions for the new EV pickup – which recently received its final EPA estimated range figures – are scheduled to go out this summer, with production beginning in the fall.

Meanwhile, those that are lucky enough to score a 2022 F-150 Lightning won’t be able to flip it right away, as Ford has imposed a one-year no-sale provision on the pickup. Likewise, deals will be hard to come by, though FoMoCo recently revealed that most dealers aren’t adding markups to the new model.

We’ll have more on the F-150 Lightning soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series newsFord F-150 newsF-150 Lightning news, and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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