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Check out the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning's assembly

The Lightning is now in preproduction in southeast Michigan.

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Ford announced on Thursday that pre-production models of the Ford F-150 Lightning have started rolling off the line at the automaker's Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in southeast Michigan.     

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Preproduction vehicles are used for real-world testing to smooth out any problems ahead of mass production.    

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Ford estimates that the Lightning will be available to the public in spring 2022; this step brings the OEM closer to that.

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Because of the significant demand, Ford also announced on Thursday that it will invest an additional $250 million in the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center (vehicle assembly), Van Dyke Electric Powertrain Center (electric motor assembly) and Rawsonville Components plant (battery assembly). 

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Big Blue Oval expects this investment will add 450 direct jobs and allow the company to boost production capacity to approximately 80,000 trucks per year.

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The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is expected to carry a starting price around $40,000 before federal and local incentives.     

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The base model will produce an estimated 426 horsepower and 775 pound-feet of torque with an expected range of about 230 miles.

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A beefier extended-range variant will boost horsepower to 563 and extend the range to about 300 miles.       

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Both vehicles will come standard with four-wheel drive with payloads in excess of 1,800 pounds and tow ratings north of 7,500 pounds.    

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Keep scrolling or clicking to see more pictures of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning in preproduction.

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