American multinational automaker Ford has revealed that the F-150 Lightning Flash will join the existing Pro, XLT, Lariat, and Platinum trims as a mid-tier alternative.
The company launched its F-150 Lightning lineup just a few years ago, in 2021, but its fifth model is already in the works.
The Ford F-150 Lightning Flash is an updated, more "tech-forward" version of the XLT that adds popular tech features and version 1.2 of Ford BlueCruise hands-free highway driving (which enables lane changes with a single tap).
Additionally, The Flash gives clients the choice of 90 days of free trial or instant activation of Ford BlueCruise following purchase.
A wireless charging pad, an eight-speaker B&O Sound System, and a subwoofer are all featured inside the cabin of the new model. It also has a 15.5-inch LCD Capacitive Touchscreen.
Like the XLT, it has an EPA-estimated extended range of 320 miles per charge. The whole F-150 series can use the BlueOval Charge Network, which comprises more than 84,000 chargers across North America, and will have access to 12,000 Tesla stations beginning in 2024.
Beginning in early 2024, online sales of the F-150 Lightning Flash will also begin. The selling price of the EV is slightly around $70,000.
Due to greater production capacity (an anticipated 150,000 units annually) and lower costs for battery raw materials, the company decreased F-150 prices by up to $10,000 in July.
The F-150 Lightning Pro retailed at the start of the summer for around 50% of its original sticker price, but they are still far more expensive than they were initially marketed.