A Modern Marvel - The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Comes to Canada
The electric vehicle market has advanced at the speed of lightning thanks to the dedication and belief of several automobile manufacturers who knew that electric power did not mean a loss in performance. Ford has made that point abundantly clear in its new 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, an electric pickup truck that taunts its gas-powered rivals with "anything you can do, I can do better."
Ford created the F-150 Lightning with buyers in mind while also keeping an eye to the future of the company. The Lightning is the smartest F-150 that Ford has ever built, packing it with power, freedom, and peace of mind. This gas- and emission-free truck is the first one to put sustainability above all else, but it also comes packed with 775 lb-ft of torque, up to 563 horsepower, 4535L of towing, 4.4 second acceleration from 0 to 97 km/h, and driving range up to 482km.
Outside, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a beautiful electric truck; however, its design is not significantly different than the gas-powered versions. The same bodywork is used for the electric design, highlighted by a rectangular grille and face, as well as a surrounding solid band of headlights.
The inside of the Lightning feels familiar, but it has several key differences than its gas-powered siblings. The huge front-trunk cargo bay is a huge asset to drivers looking for storage. Passenger space is plentiful as the Lightning is only initially offered as a crew cab with a 5.5-foot bed. In addition, the dashboard gets a drastic new look thanks to an extra-large, vertical infotainment display.
What good is having a truck if it does not provide capability? Drivers of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning do not have to worry--just because it does not have an internal combustion engine does not mean that this truck is lacking in power. Quite the contrary as it offers insane capability.
Ford provides two electric motors and all-wheel-drive (AWD) on all Lightning models, and there are two battery pack options: Standard-Range (370km of range and 426hp) and Extended-Range (563hp and 482km of range).
While both battery packs offer 775 lb-ft of torque, only the Lightning with the Extended-Range battery offers the 4,535-litre towing capability. And it can accelerate from 0 to 97 km/h in just 4.4 seconds.
Ford's electric engineering marvel is filled with the latest in technology, including a large infotainment display and standard features, Ford Intelligent backup power to use the truck as a generator, BlueCruise hands-free driving, and many standard driver-assist technologies for safety, such as automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection and lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist.
As mentioned previously, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning's dashboard is dominated by a large, vertical touchscreen infotainment system, which measures 12.0 inches. It runs Ford's latest Sync 4 software, along with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, in-dash navigation, and a Wi-Fi hotspot.
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Comes to Canada
The first of its kind, drivers across Canada should order the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning electric truck at Marlborough Ford. This modern masterpiece is guaranteed to please.