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2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Order Banks Open Tomorrow

While 2023 Ford F-150 order banks opened up back in July, that didn’t include the all-electric version of the venerable pickup – the Ford F-150 Lightning – which sold out quickly for the 2022 model year. As Ford Authority reported in June, 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning production is scheduled to begin at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center this fall, and now, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning order banks will open tomorrow, August 9th, 2022.

The 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning will enter production on the very same day as its ICE counterpart, which is built at both the Dearborn Truck plant and the Kansas City Assembly plant – October 10th, 2022. Due to strong demand that quickly exceeded Ford’s production capacity, a number of 2022 F-150 Lightning orders have been pushed back to the 2023 model year, when the automaker anticipates that it will be able to produce 150,000 units of the EV pickup.

In just its second year of production, the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning is only expected to receive some minor changes, including the addition of an Android-based infotainment system  – one of the very first Blue Oval models to get this particular upgrade – that will feature a host of third-party applications. The 2023 model year will also mark the launch of the recently-revealed F-150 Lightning Pro SSV (Special Service Vehicle), an EV pickup designed specifically for law enforcement.

Further down the road, the F-150 Lightning is also slated to receive lithium iron-phosphate batteries in place of the existing lithium-ion units, which The Blue Oval will begin sourcing from from Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Ltd. (CATL) starting in early 2024, as Ford Authority reported last month.

We’ll have more on the 2023 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 comprehensive 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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  1. truth speaker

    bring on the mark ups

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    1. Logan

      My dealership here in Tremonton, Utah isn’t marking them up.

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      1. Testing

        Saw 50k and 30k markups at Alexandria VA last week.

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  2. BlueOvalBeast

    My dealer here in AL ins’t marking them up either. Don’t support dealers that have ADMs.

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    1. J.D.

      Just a question. Do you think the MSRP of a vehicle is handed down by God himself? It’s a random number that is picked from thin air by the manufacturer. It’s not a set percentage that they follow so a dealership can know what to expect. It’s a constantly changing number that determines a dealers profit margin. A profit margin that the manufacturers keep cutting on an almost monthly basis. Why is it that you place such faith in multi-billion dollars corporations to set a price that’s fair to all, but if a dealer sets a number it must be pure greed?

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      1. JR

        JD – you comment is all over the place. The MSRP is not picked out of “thin air”. The dealerships all get their cars for the same dealer cost. How much the dealer decides to make on each car is their choice, sometimes driven by greed and others by building a loyal customer base and treating their customers fairly. You can tell right away if a dealer is trying to kill it on every deal (making the most profit) or building a strong customer base that will return for their next purchase and refer their friends and family. This is without even talking about a dealer cost of carrying a floor plan (which are cars owned by the dealership and the dealership is paying interest to hold them till sold). Most floor plans are very small these days because inventory is so light that the dealership no longer has that huge cost of paying interest on cars that are unsold and sitting in the lot. So yes, when a dealership adds $30K to a Lightning or $20K to a Raptor they are being greedy. There is so many behind the scene money that the dealership gets to just sell each vehicle including dealer “holdback” (which is built into the price of the vehicle sale) and advertising costs back to dealership. The days of buying a vehicle at $500 over cost (not sticker) are gone but please don’t normalize $10k, $20K, $30k as a proper business model for a dealership no matter where they are located

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        1. BH

          Well said JR.

          Home runs make a dealer infamous, while singles build a scoring machine. Happy customers become repeat customers!!

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          1. JR

            100 percent agreement with you. You comment is straight and to the point. Would have saved me a bunch of typing 🙂 I just got a 22 Mustang GT Premium in exactly four months from the day I ordered it to the day of delivery. No issues with the car, deliver weed in perfect condition, no paint correction and no deletes on options ordered. The dealership gave me a fair price, under sticker and additional money back from Ford for pre ordering. That’s how business should be done

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        2. S

          You are so full of S^%^T it is coming out of your ears. The cost of the floor plan is so small if you do not mark up the price so much. And sell the car within the first month. I Went to a KIA dealer today to buy a new Kia Sorento. On the window sticker the price was MSRP of $ 37,900 and a dealer installed option $1300 for flood mats paint protection and another option was added was MAP (Market Adjusted Price) for $10,000 making the price now $ 50,000 When I quested them about MAP I was told They were not able to sell a lot of cars for the last year so all the dealers are adding it to the price to make up what they did not make last year. Now if I was to purchase that car and drive ti off the lot and totaled it with less than 2 miles the insurance would give me at most the replacement value MSRP of $37,000 and I would be out $10,200. In one year the car would normally depreciate about 7 to 10 thousand dollars. Making it worth 27 to 30 thousand dollars ( MSRP minus depreciation) At $500 a month I would have paid off $6,000 and still owe $ 45,000. $13,000 upside down and it will remain that way as long as I own that car. Do the Math prior to looking at a new car. Not all Dealers add that MAP to the car. There have been a few states with a class action law suit and have forced the dealer to return double the mark up. But not all states have done that as of yet.

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          1. AL

            What a great idea! Everyone could do this.

            Laid off? Tell your next employer to pay you $5 an hour more as a “Market Adjustment” because you were unemployed last year.

            If you drive a cab and your taxi gets totaled, tell riders that they each have to pay an extra $1 per ride because you crashed your car.

            Grocery stores could charge more because the freezer failed the prior week and they had to throw out some meat.

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    2. S

      I agree If the manufacture allows the mark up refuse to ever buy a vehicle from that manufacture and let them go out of business. The dealer make a hefty profit on the sale and does not need to gouge the American public,

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  3. J D

    So will the range go down or the price?

    I can’t see the range going down, the long range pack only goes 90miles while towing before needing recharge as it is..

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    1. Joseph King

      Less than 35% of pickup truck owners ever tow anything, and most of that is done for business purposes;

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  4. Al Tunnissen

    Google/Android built into vehicle definitely big plus. I hope more range eventually with software updates and strong BMS. Drives unbelievably comfortable. Very impressive

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  5. Oh yea right

    Dealer by me has a Lariat for 93K with a 51K markup. That’s a big no.

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  6. Samuel

    Almost no one we talked to is interested in these, not even if there are tax credits. The tax credits actually make people mad because they are using our hard earned money. Jim Farley is turning customers away from Ford.

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    1. Stoopered

      Hard earned money? Where is this anger when we bail out all these companies, or balloon the deficit by giving tax cuts to the corporations and billionaires.

      People like me with the money to purchase these 50k+ vehicles pay more than my fair share of taxes, it’s about time I get a discount somewhere.

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      1. S

        It appears to me that KIA AMERICA has no problem with the independent dealers not being satisfied with the profit they make from the sale of a new car and has no problem allowing the dealer to gouge the American public by adding a additional profit of $10,000 plus. And you feel that is proper. Therefore you are not the type of car I would want or ever own. I put one comment about this practice on Face Book thinking it was a few local dealers and have received hundreds of comments from others that would not ever go in to see a KIA now. It will be interesting to see what happens when everyone finds out the manufacture has no problem with this practice. It is time to let the public know FORD is the same.

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        1. Thomas

          I went to Kia in Omaha, Nebraska, and they’re doing MSRP for all Kias. Ordered a Niro PHEV through them.

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        2. Joseph King

          I can’t imagine anyone buying a Kia, let alone paying way over MSRP for one.

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  7. Joe

    I find it incredibly interesting Ford just raised the price of F-150 Lightning by $7k+ from 2022 to 2023. Appears those, like myself, who have reservations were now gifted a $7k bill.. amazing. Way to go Ford!

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    1. Thomas

      And that’s why this morning I canceled my reservation I made last year

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    2. Joseph King

      My bet is that the $7k price hike for the Lightning was due to the $7500 federal tax credit. Seems the tax credit will actually go to the manufacturer rather than the customer. 😉

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  8. DN

    (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co said on Tuesday it would raise the prices of its electric F-150 Lightning pickup as the U.S. carmaker deals with surging raw material costs.
    The automaker said prices for its 2023 F-150 lightning will be increased in the range of $6,000 and $8,500 depending on the variant, with the cheapest Pro model now priced at about $47,000.

    Customers who have ordered the truck and awaiting delivery will not be impacted by the price hike, Ford added.

    Dearborn, Michigan-based Ford said last month it was expecting commodity costs to rise by $4 billion this year and that it would offset them by raising prices.
    Prices of raw materials such as lithium used in batteries have jumped of late as car companies, including the likes of Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc and EV pickup maker Rivian Automotive Inc, rush to secure supplies to avoid disruptions to production.
    Earlier in June, General Motors Co raised prices of its Hummer EV pickup truck to mitigate higher commodity and shipping costs.

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  9. Big Al

    I have a “reservation” that is sitting for the next round of production to begin. No way am I going to chase this money train that is heading onto a no ending track. I ain’t buying it period ..period! Ladies and Gentlemen I’m out “as they say”. Keeping my hard earned before taxes money until the economy returns to some good ole common sense. Signed… had enough of this!

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  10. TR

    Why is no one talking about the fact that they effectively raised the price of the Lariat ER by $16000?

    They priced all ER models above the $80k limit in the new bill and if you can’t convert your reservation to an order before it’s signed into law, no tax credit…

    Leaked documents show order books won’t open for the remainder of reservations until September.

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  11. Mike

    So, how do you reserve one? It’s been a couple weeks since they supposedly re-opened reservations for 2023 F-150 Lightning, and there are buttons on the website for “get updates” and “save build” — but no button to make a reservation or place a deposit! 🙁

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