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Ford F-150 Lightning Pro Production Mix Figure Revealed

It’s no secret that the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning has been a success thus far, racking up a considerable number of reservations that quickly exceeded FoMoCo’s production capacity. It will likely take some time for the automaker to ramp up production and fulfill all of those orders, and we aren’t just talking about retail orders – but also, orders for the commercial-focused Ford F-150 Lightning Pro, too. To this point, it was unclear what sort of production mix the Ford F-150 Lightning Pro accounted for, however, but vehicle engineering manager Dapo Adewusi recently disclosed that information during an “ask me anything” (AMA) session on Reddit.

Overall, the Ford F-150 Lightning Pro represents 20 percent of total production thus far, which is a pretty significant number given the fact that there are four trim levels available. Adewusi also noted that while some of the Lightning’s competitors launched with only high trims available at first, this also makes the Blue Oval EV pickup a bit unique, as the Pro was available from launch – a fact that Ford Authority originally reported back in May.

This also means that one of the F-150 Lighting trims could possibly fill a larger portion of the production pie, and it’s a safe bet that the Lariat could be that model. As Ford Authority reported back in June, the Lariat represents the proverbial “sweet spot” in the F-150 Lightning lineup, according to Ford’s vice president of electric vehicle programs Darren Palmer.

Regardless, the popularity of the F-150 Lightning Pro – particularly when equipped with the extended range battery, which is only available to fleet customers – prompted Ford to close 2023 order banks for that particular variant last month. Meanwhile, 2023 F-150 Lightning prices have increased substantially across the board, as Ford Authority previously reported, with the Pro going up a whopping $7,000 from its 2022 base price of $39,974 to $46,974 for the new model year.

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. Daniel Hoffman

    Think what the numbers would be if they allowed you to actually order the trim level you want. I wanted the pro but was sold out almost immediately. I ordered the XLT and it was sold out the next day. It would probably be 80% pro model

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    1. JDE

      And imagine if you could have actually ordered the Pro with 300 mile battery for under 50K? Now the pro does not come with a 300 mile battery option and it is 7000 dollars more.

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  2. Mark

    I know of one dealer who had 25 customers approved to place an order, only 2 did. The rest wanted a PRO or XLT and they were sold out already.

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  3. RDW

    Selling out of the trims that the overwhelming majority of people want, especially after you tease a $40k starting price and not offering the higher trims at the same price is an unethical and illegal practice known as bait and switch. Car dealerships have been known to do this since the beginning of time. They advertise a car that’s not on the lot, never going to be on the lot at an unrealistically low price but the only cars on the lot are much more expensive. I’m tired of waiting. It’s certain at this point that my next vehicle isn’t going to be an EV and it’s sure as heck not going to be a Ford.

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    1. JDE

      Loss leaders are not illegal, what is on the lot is what is on the lot, but it definitely seems unethical to tout the low entry price then the manufacturer limits output and makes it unavailable to the general public in the format most would want at the price they definitely want.

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