Introducing the 2022 F-150 Lightning’s Frunk, the Largest Front Trunk in the Industry

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Frunk | Mt Juliet, TN

Because the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning pickup truck is electric powered, it does not have the traditional engine up front. Instead, the F-150 Lightning benefits from front trunk space, which Ford is dubbing the Mega Power Frunk.

Largest Front Trunk

At 14.1 cubic feet of cargo space, the F-150 Lightning’s front trunk is the largest front truck in the truck industry. It can also handle up to 400 pounds of cargo.

But the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Mega Power Frunk is more than just a place to store your luggage or golf bag. Inside, you will also find four electrical outlets and two USB chargers, making it a highly functional workspace. The frunk opens with just the push of a button on your smartphone with Phone As A Key technology.

Easily Accessible

On top of that, it has a drainable floor that makes it ideal even in adverse weather situations. The waterfall grille of the hood is integrated in a way that it opens with the hood, meaning the frunk is easily accessible at waist height like a traditional trunk.

“The F-150 Lightning pickup’s Mega Power Frunk is one of those features that reshape what vehicles can provide for customers. Its sheer size, ample power supply, drainable floor and open and close system that opens with the touch of a button make it frunking awesome!” said Linda Zhang, F-150 Lightning Chief Program Engineer.

Learn more about the 2022 F-150 Lightning at Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

Ford Acquired Electriphi to Benefit Commercial Customers

Ford announced it acquired Electriphi, a California-based software company that specializes in charging management and monitoring electric vehicle fleets. Electriphi will be rolled into a new global Ford business called Ford Pro, which is devoted to enhancing the experience of the growing number of commercial customers who are adding electric vehicles to their fleets.

With the F-150 Lightning Pro and E-Transit cargo van already in Ford’s production pipeline, enhancing its EV commercial business was the obvious next step for Ford to take. Ford Pro expects that by 2030, the software that Electriphi developed will help it earn more than $1 billion in revenue from charging alone. A driving force will be the evolution of the depot charging industry, which Ford Pro estimates will grow to more than 600,000 full-size trucks and vans in the coming decade.

Ford Pro CEO Ted Cannis, said, “With Electriphi’s existing advanced technology IP in the Ford Pro electric vehicles and services portfolio, we will enhance the experience for commercial customers and be a single-source solution for fleet-depot charging.”

If you’re looking to add an electric vehicle to your fleet, Ford has got you covered. Learn more about the F-150 Lightning Pro, E-Transit cargo van, and Ford Pro commercial technologies by contacting Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

Ford Introduces All-Electric 2022 F-150 Lightning

Ford is electrifying its legendary F-150 truck. With the introduction of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, you will have the strength and capability you expect from an F-150, plus an eco-friendly powertrain you can trust over miles.

The all-electric 2022 F-150 Lightning offers a responsive performance, reaching 563 horsepower and 775 lb-ft of torque, a rating that beats every F-150 in history. When equipped with the extended-range battery, it hits 60 mph in approximately 4 seconds. The extended-range battery and Max Trailer Tow Package also allow the F-150 Lightning XLT and Lariat trims to tow a maximum weight of 10,000 pounds.

There are plenty of innovative firsts in the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning as well, including the available Ford Intelligent Backup Power. In the event of a power outage, you can utilize the system to power your home. It delivers 9.6 kilowatts of power.

“It really is the smartest F-150 we’ve ever made,” said Darren Palmer, general manager, Battery Electric Vehicles, Ford Motor Company. “F-150 Lightning offers an immersive touch screen, giving our customers all the info they want in an instant – a real-time view of where they’re going, what they’re hauling or how much real-world range they’ve got banked.”

Contact Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, to learn more about the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning and when it will make its way to our dealership.

Ford Ranger, F-150 Earn KBB 5-Year Cost to Own Awards

If dependability and value are priorities in your pickup truck search, take a good look at the Ford F-150 and the Ford Ranger. Both trucks took home a 5-Year Cost to Own Award from Kelley Blue Book, effectively sweeping the pub’s pickup categories. The 2021 Ford Ranger excelled in the midsize pickup truck category while the 2021 Ford F-150 won in the full-size pickup truck. Both the 2021 Ford Ranger and 2021 Ford F-150 are available for a test drive at Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

“The Kelley Blue Book award, well-regarded among truck customers, highlights the longstanding Built Ford Tough tradition of exceptionally capable pickups that reliably serve the needs of their owners,” according to Ford.

The 5-Year Cost to Own Awards judges assess the bills associated with the first five years of owning a car. The KBB editors examine how much it costs to fuel the vehicle, the depreciation hit, the fees for insurance and financing, state required fees like registration. It also factors in projected costs for repair work and maintenance checks as well as potential resale value or trade-in value of each vehicle.

By dominating the truck categories, the Ford Ranger and Ford F-150 reinforce the quality, capability, and dependability Ford has prioritized in its vehicles.

Get a closer look at the award-winning, value-driven Ford Ranger and Ford F-150 at Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

Why Should I Buy a Truck Instead of a Car?

Pickup trucks are more appealing than ever, and they offer a wide range of advantages over sedans. If you’re on the hunt for a new ride and are thinking a pickup might be right for you, there are a few factors that could tip the scales toward a truck instead of a car.

More variety

Because cars are less popular these days, there aren’t as many new options as you’d find with trucks. Ford, for example, offers three great options: the midsize Ranger, full-size F-150, and heavy-duty Super Duty®. Ford will also be adding a smaller truck to the lineup in 2022 as well as an all-electric version of the F-150. While you can find quality pre-owned examples of cars like the Fusion at Two Rivers Ford, the only new car Ford offers is the Mustang. If you’re not looking for a sports car, a truck may be the better option.

Family-friendly

You might think of trucks being mostly handy when it comes to towing, hauling, and off-roading. While that’s true, modern trucks can also prove superior choices if you’re looking for a family vehicle. The all-new 2021 Ford F-150, for example, offers spacious seating for up to six in its cozy interior as well as cutting-edge safety technologies. At higher trim levels, the F-150 even rivals luxury vehicles in terms of quality and tech.

The power to do more

Maybe the biggest advantage of owning a truck is what you can do with it. If you buy a truck instead of a car, you won’t have to worry as much about your trip to the hardware store or garden center. You can bank on your Ranger offering ample space in the bed for your cargo and delivering plenty of power to get where you’re going. Add the ability to tow trailers and boats to your vacation destination and impressive off-road abilities, and a Ford truck is plenty appealing if you lead an active lifestyle.

Need more convincing? You might just need to feel the difference. Check out the great selection of Ford trucks at Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

Ford F-150 Earns ‘North American Truck of the Year’ Award

The Ford F-150 has been the best-selling truck in America for many years running, so it goes without saying that the pickup is accustom to high praise. The most recent accolade under its belt is the “North American Truck of the Year” award, which recognizes the truck’s excellence.

The North American Car, Utility, and Truck of the Year awards honor the best car, truck, and SUV each year. A jury comprised of automotive journalists chose the award winners based upon each vehicle’s handling, safety, design, innovation, value, and driver satisfaction.

For 2021, the journalists chose the Ford F-150 as the “North American Truck of the Year.” This is just one of many awards the truck has won recently. The truck also received recognition from Kelley Blue Book, the Green Car Journal, and the Detroit Free Press.

The all-new 2021 F-150 has garnered the attention of publications and drivers alike with its best-in-class available towing and payload capabilities. The truck also offers the new, class-exclusive 3.5-liter PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V6 engine as well as the new, innovative SYNC® 4 infotainment system.

Want to learn more about the features of the award-winning 2021 Ford F-150? We encourage you to schedule a test drive at Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

New Ford F-150 Seats May Be the Most Comfortable Truck Seats Ever

Ford trucks are undeniably tough, but did you know they’re relaxing too? The 2021 F-150 sure is! Its designers know that you like to relax in the cab during your lunch break or nap at a rest stop during a long road trip. That’s why the latest F-150 truck offers all-new Max Recline Seats.

This class-exclusive available seating enhancement makes it easier for you to get comfortable in your new F-150 when you’re not driving. These comfortable Ford F-150 seats are the result of careful research and testing to find the best design for lower back support and neck support when you lean the chair back. They can fold nearly 180 degrees flat while still forming to your body’s contours so you don’t wake up sore.

Seat design and release engineer, Ben Kulhawik, explained his invention in a press release: “It’s simple, it’s effective, and we believe our customers will love how much more productive they can be just by getting a little more rest during downtime.”

These Max Recline Seats are one of the many exclusive features on the 2021 Ford F-150. If you’re interested in learning more about this legendary pickup truck, be sure to give us a call at Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

U.S. Truck Sales Surpass Passenger Car Sales for the First Time

U.S. vehicle trends have been changing for years in favor of trucks and SUVs. While their sales have gradually gone up year after year, passenger car sales have declined. This year, American truck sales have finally surpassed the sales of cars for the first time in history according to Autodata Corporation.

There’s not a small gap, either. Bloomberg reported that there were 17,000 more pickup trucks than passenger cars during April. The trucks that are doing the best are full-size trucks, accounting for more than 40 percent of American manufacturer sales in that month.

You’re probably not surprised if you’re a truck enthusiast, but others might wonder why trucks have taken over. Recent deals like zero-percent financing offers and the extremely low gas prices have certainly made buying a truck a sweeter choice.

If the trend continues, it’s possible that dealers like us at Two Rivers Ford may even find it difficult to keep trucks in stock. This is thanks to some production plants shut down during the ongoing COVI-19 pandemic, resulting in less supply when there’s been a surge in demand.

Sales will only get better as there is no reason for this trend to end, so you should expect the margin between trucks and cars to get even wider in the future. No matter what happens, we on the Two Rivers Ford team in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, will do what we can to find you the perfect truck.

Leveling Kits Are Available for Ford F-150 and Ranger

To prepare your truck for your next off-road adventure, you can now purchase leveling kits for the Ford F-150 and Ranger. These kits allow you to have a more customized truck and have improved off-road performance.

Off-Road Leveling Kits

Offered by Ford Performance Parts, the off-road leveling kits give you more ground clearance so you can handle difficult terrains. They feature new aluminum FOX™ shock bodies for sufficient cooling capacity and new front coilover springs. The kits also include upper front mounts along with polyurethane bushings to create a quieter cabin experience.

With the off-road leveling kit, the approach angle of the Ranger has about a 21 percent increase, while the approach angle of the F-150 has about a 22 percent increase when it has a 145-inch wheelbase.

Increased Customization

Eric Cin, global director, Ford Vehicle Personalization and Accessories, said, “Truck customers are asking for options for increased capability and customization, and the new leveling suspension kits for Ranger and F-150 deliver on that need.”

Where To Purchase

You can purchase these kits through a Ford dealer and have them installed at the dealership. The kits are available for off-road enthusiasts driving a four-wheel-drive 2019 Ford F-150 or a four-wheel-drive 2019 Ranger.

Learn more about the off-roading features of the 2019 Ford F-150 and Ranger when you take them out for test drives at Two Rivers Ford.

New Electric F-150 Could Debut In 2021

At the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, Ford announced its plans to build a new electric F-150 and a hybrid model of the legendary truck in the near future. While there’s still a lot unknown about the fully electric model, an “Automotive News Canada” report details that the truck could potentially make its debut in 2021. 

Two Additional Crossovers

The report also proclaims that there will be two additional crossovers in the lineup. These two trucks will possibly be released in 2022. 

Electic F-150 Rumors

Ford hinted at the electric F-150 back in July with a video that showed the F-150 towing over one million pounds. At the time, Ford never revealed what the pickup was being powered by. According to “Automotive News Canada,” the video increased interest in the truck.

Potential Features

Not much more information is available about the EV truck. However, there are rumors that the pickup could have a 12-inch infotainment screen. There could also be a new 4.8-liter V8 engine that could reach 420 horsepower. The truck will also likely have an updated appearance.

We at Two Rivers Ford are excited for the up-and-coming electric Ford F-150 and other electric models. We encourage you to stop by our dealership to take our other Ford models out for test drives.