It’s been a few weeks since we rang the “sorry, we’re over” bell. This time it’s Ford’s turn — again — to let dealers know in a letter this week that annual sales of the 2022 F-150 Lightning Pro and F-150 Lightning XLT to retail customers are sold out. Reservations for the battery-electric pickup exceeded expectations, and the automaker was forced to stop naming it after 200,000 people signed up in just a few months. Fleet orders were so hot that Ford closed it in January. For everyone else trying to get into the silent transport game this year, the $69,269 Lasso and $92,669 Platinum are the only options left. That means the XLT with standard-range batteries will cost at least $14,500 more than the XLT and $27,500 more than the Pro with standard-range batteries, available only to retail customers, before incentives.
As for retail, car through train Says the manufacturer’s announcement that the door may not be fully closed for 2022 reservation holders. Ford wrote that “as merchandise becomes available, future invitations to currently sold-out models” may be sent to those extending reservations into the next model year.but Ford Authority The automaker believes that 80 percent of people who have booked will end up buying, so orders have been pushed back to 2023, the report said. Some automakers have already said they expect the chip crisis to haunt us until 2024 — about two years longer than forecast from six months ago — and for those whose bookings have been delayed, there’s even very little chance of getting one. 2022 F-150 Lightning Pro or XLT, which feels very optimistic.
Ford’s consumer F-150 Lightning configurator still shows all models that can be configured and doesn’t show any information about wait times, so contact your local dealer to confirm. But in this age of markups, showing up at a dealership in a Brinks truck and snatching anything from the scene may be the only way to go before orders open in 2023.