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2023 Ford F-150 Order Banks Will Open Up This July

It’s been roughly two years since the introduction of the all-new, 14th-generation Ford F-150 for the 2021 model year, which quickly racked up favor with customers and earned a wide variety of accolades. The best-selling, light duty pickup has been in high demand and relatively short supply almost since its launch, as FoMoCo continues to grapple with ongoing supply chain issues, including but not limited to the well-publicized microchip shortage. With 2022 F-150 retail orders now closed, many are wondering when The Blue Oval will open order banks for and start producing the 2023 Ford F-150, which will represent the third year of the current-generation truck. Fortunately, Ford Authority has just learned this information.

According to sources familiar with The Blue Oval’s go-to-market plans, order books for the 2023 Ford F-150 are currently scheduled to open July 18th, 2022. Meanwhile, production is set to begin on October 10th, 2022 at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant and October 31st, 2022, at the Kansas City Assembly Plant.

It’s worth noting that these dates are subject to change, especially given the ongoing supply chain issues including but not limited to the ongoing microchip shortage. Both the Ford F-150 and Ford Super Duty, amongst other Ford models, have been impacted by the shortage in recent months, forcing Ford to scale back production and temporarily idle plants.

As for the 2023 lineup, it will gain the new F-150 Rattler as an entry-level, off-road-oriented offering. The new Rattler package will slot below the F-150 Tremor and F-150 Raptor as a budget-friendly and off-road capable option. Based on the entry-level XL trim with the FX4 Off-Road Package, the Rattler will include expressive style inside and out plus exceptional off-road prowess to give adventure-seeking customers a unique combination of capability and value.

Features of the upcoming F-150 Rattler include mechanical and exterior enhancements. On the mechanical side, the package will include hill descent control, specially tuned off-road shock absorbers, plus electronic rear-locking differential for enhanced traction and greater confidence over tough terrain. A set of skid plates to protect the mechanical bits will be present and accounted for, as will Hill Decent Control and Rock Crawl Mode for enhanced traction over rough terrain.

On the outside, the Rattler will be easily identifiable thanks to bold exterior features such as painted 18-inch aluminum wheels, F-150 Rattler badging on the fender vents, rattlesnake-inspired graphics and a dual exhaust system. The ensemble will ride on a set of rugged all-terrain tires that ensure versatility and capability. Finally, a set of unique interior accents will make for distinctive style.

In addition, the lineup will add the new flagship F-150 Raptor R, which will mark a return of V8 power with Ford’s supercharged 5.2L Predator V8 as previously exclusively reported by Ford Authority. We spied the first Ford F-150 Raptor R prototype back in April 2021, and then caught the Raptor R almost completely uncovered earlier this week.

2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R undergoing final validation testing in May 2022 in metro Detroit.

2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R undergoing final validation testing in May 2022 in metro Detroit

It’s also plausible that the entire 2023 Ford F-150 lineup will feature the new Android-based infotainment system as a new tech upgrade over the 2022 and 2021 models. This system will reportedly offer a robust lineup of third-party apps, in addition to having better integration with Google Maps and other Google services.

We’ll have more on the 2023 F-150 lineup soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series newsFord F-150 news, and continuous Ford news coverage.

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  1. Gary Carson-Hull

    Is there going to be a Ranger hybrid or electric in the US soon?

    1. David Peachey

      lets hope not

  2. Gordon

    I ordered my 2021 F150 Hybrid last September. They changed my order to a 2022 model. Now I’m now wondering if Ford is just gonna skip the 2022’s all together and move me into a 2023 model. Ford is so proud that they are releasing the new Lightining models, how about building the the orders that have already been placed!!!!!

    1. P.R.Ford

      If they could build them, they would.

  3. Rolando Medina

    Estoy poniendo toda la carne al asador por El FORD F-150 LIGHTNING 2023 ,quiero sentirme señalado por los otros conductores alabando la nueva camioneta de Ford F-150 RAYOS.y como aquí en Alaska hay que estar bien preparando con una buena f-150 Rayos.

  4. Lee

    You’re an idiot if you order a truck after I’ve seen my dad and many others wait and wait and be lied to and lied to. It will be delivered on this date then a letter comes and it’s months later. My dad ordered his 2021 truck over a YEAR ago and still hasn’t got it. That means he paid for the damn thing and still hasn’t got it. So if you order your an idiot or just dumb thinking well that won’t happen to me. I’ll be the one to I told you so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Chris

      You don’t pay for the truck until it arrives………

    2. Mike Scott

      Lee i hv a like new 2021 F150 with 3800 miles I”ll sell you. And I mean like new with PPF, ceramic coating etc

  5. RA

    Ordered our 2022 Platinum on November 6 2021 as of now it’s sitting in Dearborn built but waiting for something. I read where you can start ordering 2023 models July 18 ? Mr Farley or should I say Mr. Electric talks about his EV cars & trucks. We R not impatient but frustrated with move dates. Maybe Ford should concentrate on getting orders complete and to customers B4 doing 2023 F150. We R Ford people but put out the FIRE on the 2022 orders.

  6. Douglas Fernandez

    Ordered a 2022 F-150 Raptor October 29 2021. Received two conformations from Ford that my order has been placed but no build dates. What happens if doesn’t get built with in the 2022 run. Do I have to reorder it as a 2023 with the latest available options and what happens with my price protection from my original order?

  7. david

    Curious to learn if there is any hint to what promotional financing might be offered with the 2023 rollout. Any insight there?
    We were planning to purchase a new 2023 truck in December, but this current 0% flex buy financing on 2022’s is pretty enticing.

  8. Richie

    They Didn’t open the orders today? I tried to order and still said 2022.

  9. sam

    order banks not open as of today.

  10. Bill W

    I ordered an F150 King Ranch in July or 2021 and just received notice that it was built last week. Dealer called yesterday and says he has on his lot if I still want it. I’m trying to decide. Looks like (if I accept it) I have a model year old vehicle since I read that the 23’ models were being built in mid October.


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