2018 Ford Lightning

Thursday, May 26th 2016 | Ford


Even though it is not released yet but some news and sites have made many discussions on it. Ford Company will surprise its huge fans by introducing the new generation of Lightning as reportedly 2018 year model. It is definitely breathtaking for truck enthusiasts as the future Lightning will be the next mainstay in its class bringing new features and refreshments. Additionally, some reported the 2018 Ford Lightning will be built up with aluminum base that makes the truck could significantly reduce the weight.

2018 Ford Lightning Pickup

Rumored Design

For the body structure, the automaker has relied on highlighting the aluminum material to improve the body weight. Some people might be skeptical but the Ford teams have proved as they are successful to overcome some challenging problems on manufacturing the platform and design. Another advantage of possessing the lighter weight, the truck indeed will be able to improve the fuel economy beneficial for money savings. Further in the next couple years, the number of aluminum-base vehicles is predicted to increase quite noticeable, hence, Ford should not be left it on the 2018 Ford Lightning.

Possible Engine

It is also difficult to for sure determine the engine going to be enhanced by the engineer. However, some credible sources have made the prediction that the forthcoming Lightning truck will engage the same engine as the new Raptor. In line with the fuel economy objective, there will be 3.5-liter EcoBoost that could deliver the output of 365 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 420 lb-ft of torque at 2,500 rpm. For the transmission, we could not expect to see a manual transmission option since the 2018 Ford Lightning will be configured with 10-speed automatic transmission similar to the 2017 Raptor.

2018 Ford Lightning Release Date and Price

Well, we definitely lack of information concerning the date of the truck release as well as the price tag. As 2018 model, we are supposed to see the new Lightning in late 2017. Price estimation remains unknown. However, one good news coming from Ford states that the 2018 Ford Lightning besides low-risk way will be low-cost.

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