Ford has unveiled the next generation of what is one of the most popular products in their catalogue, the F-150 Lightning. The 44-year-old saga continues in a new avatar as the pick-up now adopts an electrical motor in replacement of the internal combustion engine it usually shipped with.
The F-150 Lightning looks similar to its siblings that carry the F-150 moniker. A host of signature LED lightbars run across the front and rear, three new grille designs that give the F-150 a bold new look on a rather familiar and friendly face. A sculpted hood and air intakes that feature a smooth texture add to the looks of the vehicle.
The F-150 churns out 563hp and 775 lb-ft of torque. When put together with an extended range battery, this silent pickup truck can hit 100 kmph in less than 5 seconds. It features a 4×4 system as standard along with independent rear suspension. The F-150 can carry a maximum of 2,000 pounds and tow up to 10,000 pounds on the XLT and Lariat variants. However, they need to be equipped with an extended-range battery and Max Trailer Tow Package.
The batteries on board can take you 230 miles as standard while the extended range can go 300 miles. The batteries can be charged up with a 150 kW fast charger. You can get 54 miles in 10 minutes and a 15-80% charge in 41 minutes. Combined with FordPass Power My Trip and Intelligent Range, the truck ensures you don’t run out of battery.
The 15.5-inch vertical portrait infotainment system is similar to that of the Mustang Mach-E. It also supports OTA updates, allowing the company to fix bugs and introduce new features via a software update. Creature comforts in the F-150 Lightning include connected car tech, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a panoramic sunroof, up to an 18-speaker Bang and Olufsen sound system, a powered tailgate and hood, climate control, and LED exterior lighting. Passenger safety is taken care of by multiple airbags, electronic stability control, tyre pressure monitoring, adaptive cruise control with lane centering, blind spot detection, and pre-collision assist with autonomous emergency braking.