Ford F-Series Sales Are the Best They’ve Been in a Decade
As often is the case, the best keep getting better. The innovation, styling, and overall package of the Ford F-Series continues to set benchmarks for the industry, and customers are taking notice. For the first time in a decade, Ford Motor Company sold more than 70,000 F-Series trucks in back-to-back months. In April sales rose 13 percent to 70,774 pickups.
“We saw strong consumer demand in April, especially for pickups,” Mark LaNeve, Ford’s vice president for U.S. marketing, sales and service, said in a statement. “F-series has moved past the quarter million sales mark to date — the strongest start for F-series in a decade — while Ford brand SUVs are having their best year ever.”
Despite the fact that those numbers mean the F-Series sold more than the Ford Escape, Ford Explorer, and Ford Fusion combined, it’s still not that big of a lead over General Motors, as the Chevrolet Colorado and Chevrolet Silverado still only came up 253 units short. A large portion of that success, as usual, comes from the commercial side.
“Our government and commercial business, mostly vans and trucks, was incredibly strong,” LaNeve said on a conference call. “We’ve enjoyed really steady growth, and we think there’s some more out there for us.”
[Via Automotive News]
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