F-Series Trucks have spent the past 25 years topping the truck sales
Celebrates 25th Anniversary As America's Best-Selling Truck Source:
Ford Motor Company Press ReleasePosted:
When it comes to silver anniversaries, people often think about weddings.
But for Ford, a silver anniversary inspires thoughts of something else:
is celebrating its 25th anniversary as America's best-selling truck, and
its 20th anniversary as America's best-selling vehicle car or truck.
is an unprecedented milestone," said Jim O'Connor, Ford Division
president. "F-Series is the foundation of the Ford franchise. Celebrating
its silver anniversary of sales leadership is a testament to our Built
Ford Tough truck heritage."
Ford dealers delivered 911,597 F-Series trucks to U.S. customers, an increase
of 4.0 percent compared with the same period a year ago. Last year, Ford
F-Series set an all-time calendar-year truck sales record of 876,716.
past 25 years, F-Series has received numerous product enhancements. In
1987, F-Series became the first truck with rear-wheel antilock brakes,
and in 1994, driver's-side air bags were added. In 1996, Ford introduced
a completely redesigned F-150 and F-250, and added a Super Cab option
featuring a third door a first in full-size pickup history. Four
years later, in 2000, the F-150 SuperCrew was added to the F-Series lineup
another industry first featuring four full-size doors and
a full rear passenger compartment, further addressing customer needs.
one could have predicted the success F-Series has achieved," said
O'Connor. "I don't think anyone had any idea what kind of impact
this vehicle would have."
F-Series lineup includes F-150, Harley-Davidson F-150, King Ranch F-150,
F-150 SuperCrew, F-150 SVT Lightning, and F-Series Super Duty trucks
that offer a broad array of configurations to meet customer needs. From
the personal-use customer using F-Series for family transportation, to
the commercial customer using an F-Series Super Duty on the construction
site, F-Series has what it takes to get the job done.