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I know a previous thread was started on this very subject but that was before trucks started to get delivered. Now that many Lariats (and some XLT/Platinum trims) are hitting the streets and we're getting some initial reviews, seems there are a few areas where hopefully Ford will improve for the next model year. This assumes supply chain availability but thought we can start a running list. I'm in the MY23 hopeful camp patiently waiting for an order invitation and would love to see those that couldn't get in the first wave are rewarded with a few upgrades that couldn't be fit into the current MY22.

Here is what I captured from others:
Retractable running boards​
Front light bar upgrade and/or fixed​
B&O stereo upgrade option in Lariat​
Different interior choices​
Ability to update truck color in dashboard​
OTA updates for more intuitive controls​
What else?​
 

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Ability to handle DC fast charging at more than 150 kW. Big battery, marketing expectations of being able to tow and make long highway runs. They're pitching it directly to the zillions of truck owners who do all these things now.
 

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:WorkDesk in the PRO, after all, the 'PRO' is what Ford is saying is the 'work' truck...
Although, it's the one model you CAN'T get it in! At least make it an option.
:allow the Shifter to receed/stow WHILE driving, in order to use the workdesk platform even while moving.
The truck truly needs NO shifter, anyway - it's just for comfort for those accustomed to having one.
:eek:ption for Colored bumpers on the PRO
:eek:ption for 'ASSIST' driving level features on the PRO

I suppose Ford has to make some decisions ahead of time to deter outfitting a 'base' model with most of what 'higher trim' models might come stock with, but it also seems, from a sales and customer-oriented business angle, and for customer loyalty, you would allow for as much 'customization' as conceivable - limiting the customization of a very personalized vehicle seems counter-intuitive.

Of course, this is the first iteration of the LIGHTNING, and while a brand new 'model', is really a new 'extension' of the already popular F150 brand, and may see much 'improvement' of customization option as the years progress.
I see no reason why, in today's 'online technology' historical timeframe, that Ford cannot allow a new owner to outfit their 'truck' almost anyway they wish, although I'm sure Ford knows more than most of us about 'why' that is not yet happening.
 

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:WorkDesk in the PRO, after all, the 'PRO' is what Ford is saying is the 'work' truck...
Although, it's the one model you CAN'T get it in! At least make it an option.
:allow the Shifter to receed/stow WHILE driving, in order to use the workdesk platform even while moving.
The truck truly needs NO shifter, anyway - it's just for comfort for those accustomed to having one.
:eek:ption for Colored bumpers on the PRO
:eek:ption for 'ASSIST' driving level features on the PRO

I suppose Ford has to make some decisions ahead of time to deter outfitting a 'base' model with most of what 'higher trim' models might come stock with, but it also seems, from a sales and customer-oriented business angle, and for customer loyalty, you would allow for as much 'customization' as conceivable - limiting the customization of a very personalized vehicle seems counter-intuitive.

Of course, this is the first iteration of the LIGHTNING, and while a brand new 'model', is really a new 'extension' of the already popular F150 brand, and may see much 'improvement' of customization option as the years progress.
I see no reason why, in today's 'online technology' historical timeframe, that Ford cannot allow a new owner to outfit their 'truck' almost anyway they wish, although I'm sure Ford knows more than most of us about 'why' that is not yet happening.
My sense is they are subsidizing the pro models with the higher level trims. There’s almost no way the blue oval is making money on the pros. Add too much customization and that’s what everyone would order.
 

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I just want to say again I'm bummed about the stereo ... in the $80,000 truck.
I wonder if I put my sub and amp in it how it will effect the mileage? It dims the lights pretty good in my old ride. Bet there would be plenty of current to draw in the lightning!
 

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Lay flat seats for those with more excitement in their life than me....
You mean outside of the Platinum trim?

I know some people are saying because of the price X should be nicer but you do realize that a gas powered version in the Platinum trim is still 80k+.

Also, I thought Out of Spec just recently stated that they felt the sound system in the Platinum version was really good. But that is also highly subjective.

I guess from my perspective, 80k is a lot (for the trim I'm getting) and paying 100k+ isn't in my wheel house for a truck that is a Ford.
 
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Overall, the MY22 is a wonderful fully electric truck for a 1st generation.. Some updates I think that should be done are as follows.
Better response UI on the screen, needs to be quick and snappy. Battery state of charge in % shown easily on dash without having to be in conserve mode, or dig through menu. Higher charge rate >172kW people are seeing, get 250kW would be great up to 80% would be game changer. Push for better charging infrastructure. Going from a Tesla is like going back a few years for traveling.
 

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Can they improve the GUI issues with an OTA For the current model? I know my 2011 sync is agonizingly painful and laggy on certain situations and there Are no updates to be had.
is Ford willing to follow in teslas footsteps for convenience to the customer And make the OTA fixes vs making you buy another years model in hopes of a more streamlined and up to date interface. This is a piece of technology as much as it is a car. But you will own it for 7-10 years, and the technology curve will shift every 6 months.
 
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