The minivan still looks like new. But this does not mean that Ford does not want to improve it. The all-electric truck was new for 2022, but it’s getting a major refresh, reportedly in 2025. What can we expect from the 2026 Ford F-150 Lightning?
When is the Ford F-150 Lightning redesigned?
It’s hard to believe we’re actually talking about the 2026 model year. However, Ford is following an update schedule which means the next update should come in late 2025 for the 2025 models. Not much is known about the new truck, however, it will be further separated from the engine version. The current combustion of the truck.
Reports indicate that the new F-150 Lighting will get the new TE1 platform, which could also support some full-size electric SUVs. The TE1 platform should offer more range and battery options. Unfortunately, we don’t know much about the redesign yet.
Will it compete with the 2026 F-150?
For 2026, Ford should add a lot of goodies, and will likely face some stiff competition from new trucks from Ram and General Motors.
It debuted at this year’s CES show in Las Vegas. The power of this truck can reach 880hp and it has seven seats with intelligent rear jump seats. It’s expected to have a range of about 500 miles and should come with several funky features, such as a split-screen touchscreen with a removable panel.
General Motors is preparing for an all-out attack in 2024 with. The new Chevrolet Silverado EV and GMC Sierra EV will each deliver over 700 horsepower, big towing, and more.
Today, the Ford F-150 Lightning makes 580 horsepower with the extended battery pack. But newer trucks on the horizon mean Ford will likely have to boost its horsepower to compete with newer EV trucks from Ram, Chevy, and GMC.
Can Ford keep up with demand for the F-150 Lightning today?
The F-150 Lightning is a complex truck that can be put together. Because of this, the company has struggled some to meet the overwhelming demand for the truck. Accordingly, it has set a goal of producing 150,000 F-150 Lightning trucks. But in all of 2022, it sold just over 15,000 F-150 Lightning trucks. But the company.
It remains to be seen if the 2026 truck, on the new TE1 platform, will allow the company to produce more F-150 Lightnings. But two things are clear: The new truck will face intense demand as well as stiff competition from competitors.