Back in March 2022, The Blue Oval added an Active Park Assist 2.0 removal option to the 2022 Ford F-150 lineup, a move made in response to various supply chain shortages. Shortly thereafter, we also saw this same feature deleted from the refreshed 2022 Lincoln Navigator and Ford Expedition SUVs, as well as the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E EV crossover. Now, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that the 2024 Ford F-150 Lightning will follow suit.
The 2024 Ford F-150 Lightning will indeed drop Active Park Assist 2.0, which is available as an option on the 2023 Lariat and Platinum trims. Additionally, FoMoCo previously bundled this feature with BlueCruise and Phone as a Key, though both of those features will still be available on the 2024 Ford F-150 Lightning in spite of this deletion. Ford’s Active Park Assist 2.0 feature allows a vehicle to take over in parallel and perpendicular parking situations and can also be used to pull out of parallel spots.
This change is just the latest of a handful in store for the 2024 Ford F-150 Lightning, which is adding a couple of new models to the lineup for the new model year. That includes the Platinum Black, which is the first production Ford truck to feature a matte wrap, coupled with a host of dark elements such as a black Ford oval badge, Agate Black accented power-deployable running boards, Agate Black door handles, matte black 22-inch wheels and lug nuts, a smoked signature light bar, and a black-on-black Lightning badge.
The 2024 F-150 Lightning also adds the Flash to its lineup, which contains many of the more popular features customers have opted for thus far – like the extended range battery and 15.5-inch infotainment screen – all at a more approachable price. As Ford Authority reported last month, the 2024 Ford F-150 Lightning will eventually add a lithium-ion phosphate battery pack for its standard range models, while fleet order banks for the work-focused Pro model opened up in October as well.