After facing high demand since its launch for the 2022 model year that prompted The Blue Oval to close order banks temporarily, 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning order banks reopened back in March, albeit with higher prices for certain trims. At the same time, Ford is working to ramp up F-150 Lightning production to meet demand by moving 800 workers from the Dearborn Truck plant to the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center next door while also hiring an additional 300 to help with that effort. Now, 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning order banks are set to reopen yet again tomorrow – May 9th – but this time, those order banks will open to customers that don’t have a prior reservation for the EV pickup.
This is particularly notable as to date, F-150 Lightning order banks have been reserved for reservation holders, and not new customers. Additionally, even those customers had to wait for an invitation to place an order, which were sent out in waves over a period of time. Regardless, there are a few important caveats worth noting regrading this change.
For starters, those interested in the entry-level, work-oriented 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro won’t be able to order one of those models, as it’s already sold out for the current model year. Those interesting in purchasing an XLT, Lariat, or Platinum will be able to do so. Only the XLT and Lariat are eligible for the full $7,500 EV tax credit, due to an $80k MSRP cap, however.
In terms of pricing, the Pro increased by $4,000 to $59,974 with the most recent wave of changes in that regard, while the Lariat standard range model is now $1,500 more expensive than before at $75,974, and the Platinum has jumped by $2,000 with a new starting price of $98,874. These prices don’t include the mandatory $1,895 destination and delivery charge, however. Ford blamed this latest round of price increases on “current material costs, market factors, and supply chain constraints.”
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