2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro
Ford launched theF-150 Lightning EV last week and it mostly drew positive responses. The talking point was the sub-$40,000 price for the commercial variant, which would result in being cheaper than the standard F-150 after factoring in the federal tax credits and state incentives. The automaker had not revealed the specs for it then, but we do have them.
The company has coined this commercial trim as the F-150 Lightning Pro. As a sub-$40,000 EV, it looks alright on paper. But, look at it as a work truck – which it is – and you will be disappointed.
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning
Ford debuted the F-150 Lightning in 2021, and the electric truck checks almost all the boxes and can be considered as the first mainstream electric pickup truck for the masses. There are a lot of electric trucks launched in recent years, like the Tesla Cybertruck, the Rivian R1T, the Lordstown Endurance, the Bollinger B2, etc. But, none of them offer the all-round capability that the F-150 Lightning does.
The Ford truck comes with all the bells and whistles one can ask for, and then some more. For now, Ford has launched it in one body style and three basic trims plus an exclusive work truck model, but expect it to grow in the coming years. With all the subsidies and credits, the F-150 Lightning works out to be the cheapest full-size truck in the market today! (more on this in the ‘Pricing’ section). From the looks of it, the F-150 Lightning seems to be an all-rounder that offers good power outputs, decent range, and a lot of tech features. Do you think it will be a runaway success, or will the loyalists look around at other trucks?
2022 Ford GT Holman Moody Heritage Edition
Ford is not at its first special edition paying tribute to the GT’s landmark moments in motorsports history. In fact, the new GT Holman Moody Heritage Edition is the ninth - and last - in a series of special cars, out of which two are still in production. It all started in 2006 with the unveiling of the 2006 GT Gulf Livery Heritage Edition, and continued until 2022 when Ford already unveiled the GT Alan Mann Heritage Edition and the GT ’64 Prototype Heritage Edition.
2023 Ford F-150 Rattler
When you buy a truck, you also want to take it out off-roading. But with the new generation F-150, the only ones that are actually off-road-ready are the Tremor and the Raptor trim levels, which, of course, are very expensive - one is priced at $51,200 and the other one at $68,675.
Now, however, Ford announced a more affordable version. It will be called the ’Rattler’ and will be based on the XL series, with elements borrowed from the FX4 package.
Ford Unleashes The 2022 Bronco Everglades With A Snorkel!
Ford’s Bronco celebration continues this year. After unveiling the Bronco Raptor earlier this year, the company has unveiled the Bronco Everglades that’s all set to debut at this year’s Chicago Auto Show. It comes with 35-inch tires, a snorkel, a 10,000-pound winch, better water wading capability, and even a snorkel! The Bronco Everglades will start at $54,495 including destination and orders can be placed from March 2022.
2022 Shelby Ford F-150 Raptor
When Ford announced the new generation F-150 Raptor everyone expected to see at least a small power increase. Well, turns out Ford decided to offer the same engine under the hood: a 3.5-liter, twin-turbo V-6 EcoBoost with 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. A very disappointing news for every Raptor fan out there.
Shelby however has the solution: its latest pack based on the new generation F-150 Raptor delivers no less that 525 horsepower. Still, way under the Ram 1500 TRX, but a lot better than a standard Raptor, right?
2022 Ford Edge ST - Driven
The Ford Edge, in general, competes against models like the Acura RDX, Hyundai Santa Fe, and even the Chevy Equinox. And it competes well. But Ford has kicked things up a notch with the Edge ST by replacing the four-cylinder with a V-6 and injecting a few other performance credentials to go with it. Now, the midsize luxury SUV segment has no shortage of high-performance offerings, but the Edge ST doesn’t exactly fall into the luxury category, nor does it fit into any category really.
See, none of the Edge’s competitors are offered as high-performance models, so the Edge ST actually sits in a niche all its own. That means that, unless you’re dead set on an Edge ST, you actually have to look at the luxury segment to find anything that actually competes. Dare I say the Ford Edge ST competes with the Audi SQ5 or the Porsche Macan? It’s not quite as expensive in base form, but with the 401A equipment group, which includes things like the panoramic vista roof and remote start, and the ST Performance Brake Package, it suddenly slips right into the same territory. Does it really hold its own, though? We spent a week with it to find out.
2022 Ford Bronco Raptor
Ford forayed into the off-roading scene with the Bronco in 2020 as a challenger to the Wrangler. Now, it’s not like this was the first off-roader from the company, but it sure was one without the Raptor badge. A few hardcore enthusiasts would’ve already predicted a Bronco Raptor back then itself, and they must be grinning today to see their prediction come true.
The Blue Oval has made the inevitable happen 18 months after the Bronco was launched by including it in the Raptor family. It was officially announced a few months back, and it is now finally here. The Bronco Raptor debuts with a 3.0-liter V-6 that will put out around 400 horses, an upgraded suspension setup and off-road gear, and a price tag of around $70,000.
Ford Almost Gave Us a Mid-Engine Mustang BOSS 429 In 1969
Performance versions of the Ford Mustang have always been sought-after, by collectors. We have models like the original Shelby GT350 R, Shelby GT500, or BOSS 302, but for many, the top of the cherry, the big daddy, is considered to be the BOSS 429. But for all its performance credentials, the BOSS 429 had weight-distribution issues, which is why, in 1969, Ford decided to experiment with a mid-engine version of the BOSS 429, dubbed the LID Mustang.
2021 Ford F-250 - Driven
The Ford F-Series can be given the tag of ‘The Truck of America’ without a doubt. The F-Series has been the best-selling range for close to five consecutive decades. Although the F-150 gets the major chunk of the volume for Ford, there are many other heavy-duty models in the range that have been ruling the respective segments. We recently laid our hands on the 2021 F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab. This Limited trim F-250 featured a four-wheel-drive system and came with the V-8 diesel mill that puts out a four-digit torque figure! Read on to know more about it.
2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition
Did you notice that automakers will use absolutely every possible opportunity they have to reveal a new special edition? Which pretty much translates to asking for money for the exact same car, but with a different color? This is exactly the case with the latest Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition announced for the 2022 model year.
2022 Ford Focus
After giving a few but necessary tweaks to the Fiesta, Ford is back with a newly designed Focus with a few major improvements over the earlier model years. Apart from the updated front fascia, there are tweaks made to the cabin as well, including the addition of a large 13.2-inch touchscreen and a fully digital instrument panel. A dual-clutch automatic joins the game and will be available throughout the Focus lineup.
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E - Driven
There’s no denying that in its short time in existence, the Ford Mustang Mach-E has seen its fair share of controversy. It started off when the name was officially announced, and to be honest, even a year in, not everyone is convinced that Ford’s first important EV is worthy of the Mach name. Is the Mustang Mach-E a true Mustang? Is it worth the price? How does it stack up against its non-Tesla competitors like the Volvo XC40 Recharge and the Audi E-Tron? The answers to these questions will probably surprise you.
2021 Ford Expedition Timberline Off-Grid Concept
When Ford announced the new generation Expedition, it also announced the addition of the new Timberline trim - a model described by Ford as "the most off-road-capable Expedition ever."
Now, Ford took this off-road capability even further with the announcement of the new Expedition Timberline Off-Grid Concept. It will be displayed at the Overland Expo East at Oak Ridge Estates in Arrington, Virginia this upcoming weekend and the in November at the 2021 SEMA Show.
2022 Ford Mustang Stealth Edition Appearance Package
Ford is further improving the 2022 Mustang with the addition of a new all-new appearance package. It is called Stealth Appearance Package and will be offered for the EcoBoost® Premium model. Customers can place their orders later this year, while the first cars will arrive in Ford dealerships in the first quarter of 2022.