Ford Trucks: 2022 Will Be Transformative for the Blue Oval

Ford has proven that it intends to be relevant for a very long time with the introduction of its new electric and hybrid trucks and SUVs. 2022 will change everything for Ford because two of its most innovative trucks ever produced will be available to consumers. Here’s why 2022 will be a transformative year for Ford trucks and the Blue Oval.

Ford trucks are more diverse than ever before

Gray 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning driving through a forest with a motorbike in its truck bed.
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning | Ford

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The brand built on a reputation of reliability and toughness is exploring new avenues to attract a new demographic of consumers and reduce overall carbon emissions. Ford’s newest trucks are environmentally friendly, and they are just the beginning for the Blue Oval.

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning and 2022 Ford Maverick are leading the charge toward an electric future for Ford trucks. The Maverick isn’t a fully electric vehicle, but its historic hybrid powertrain will help usher consumers into a new era. Baby steps, right? The Ford F-150 Lightning is the more extreme choice of the two options.

The Ford F-150 Lightning is a fully electric truck that promises to bring all the charm of a typical F-150 and then some. The Blue Oval is rapidly diversifying its truck lineup, and it couldn’t have chosen better models to set the tone for the next decade.

The Ford F-150 Lightning will be one of the most popular Ford trucks ever

A gray Ford F-150 Lightning performance pickup truck is revealed at a livestream event at Ford World Headquarters on May 19, 2021 in Dearborn, Michigan. The truck will be built at the all-new Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn starting in the Spring of 2022,
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Unless the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning needs to quickly be recalled for a major issue, it is unlikely to flop. If pre-orders are any indication of its coming popularity, the Lightning quickly accumulated over 100,000 pre-orders in a short period of time. Ford plans to produce at least 80,000 Ford F-150 Lightning models to meet anticipated demand annually from 2024.

The Ford F-150 Lightning will be one of the most popular Ford trucks ever because Ford simply electrified its most popular model. Like the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Ford took a popular existing nameplate and zapped it with new electrifying energy to update it for the times. The F-150 Lightning takes a familiar silhouette and gives it a new life and purpose.

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning starts at $39,974. It will get 230 miles of range and will have a Long-Range powertrain option that gets 300 miles of range. Standard Range battery models will make a whopping 426 horsepower. Extended Range battery models will make a tremendous 563 horsepower, according to Car and Driver.

The Ford Maverick is pushing Ford trucks in the right direction

A blue Ford Maverick is parked in nature carrying kayaks.
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The Ford Maverick is a tiny truck that’s a huge win for Ford and the electric future. The Maverick’s standard hybrid powertrain can get drivers acclimated to hybrid trucks, which will ultimately make a transition to electric trucks like the Lightning much easier. The 2022 Ford Maverick hybrid model is expected to get an incredible 40 miles per gallon in the city and 500 miles of range.

The best part about the Ford Maverick is that it’s so affordable. The Ford Maverick starts at just $19,995. It is easily one of the best entry-level hybrid options because of its affordability and value. Its customizable Flexbed is sure to be a hit among truck fans, both old and new.

2022 will be a new year for a new Ford

Orange 2022 Ford Maverick compact pickup truck driving on a mountainous road
2022 Ford Maverick | Ford

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In the spring of 2022, Ford Motor Company will be an evolved company. The Ford Maverick will release in the fall of 2021. The Ford F-150 Lightning will come soon after in the spring. In 2022 the first Ford hybrid and electric trucks will shock America’s roads into realizing that times have changed. The future of Ford trucks is just a few short months away.

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