As the auto industry has begun to roll out of the doldrums caused by the continuing pandemic, vehicle sales have begun to tick upwards. Indeed, the swing upward began early last year, and while it was a halting return to better times, vehicle sales ended the year quite strongly.
More Than 640,000 Pickups Sold In 2022
Ford’s F-Series pickups were set to pass 640,000 pickups in 2022. Not only does this mean the F-Series was America’s best-selling truck for the 46th consecutive year, but it also made the F-Series the country’s best-selling vehicle for 41 years, selling an average of at least one F-Series truck every 49 seconds last year.
If you were to line up all the trucks sold last year bumper to bumper, the number of F-Series trucks sold last year would stretch about 2,400 miles, or further than the driving distance from Los Angeles to Detroit. This long line of trucks ranges from Ford’s popular light-duty F-150 pickup to the automaker’s heavy-duty F-550 truck/chassis cab. The lineup includes every model from the entry-level XL to the well-equipped Limited, EcoBoost to the all-electric F-150 Lightning; in other words, just about every major model sold by the automaker.
“The Ford truck team’s ability to anticipate customer needs, continuously innovate, and provide best-in-class levels of capability and performance has helped make F-Series the sales leader time and time again,” said Kumar Galhotra, president, of Ford Blue. “We’re honored and humbled that our customers have helped us achieve this milestone for more than four decades.” Indeed, Ford trucks have been the country’s best-selling truck line for the better part of half-a-century, which is an awesome feat.
This year is a special one for Ford’s F-Series. In 2023, the F-Series will celebrate its 75th anniversary. The F-Series continues to set the tone in its segments for innovation. For example, Ford’s F-150 all-electric (EV) Lightning pickup has become the best-selling EV pickup on the market. The Lightning, which went on sale in 2022, immediately became the best-selling EV pickup, a position it continues to occupy. Furthermore, the all-new F-Series Super Duty, with ground-breaking capability and features, has racked up an incredible 150,000 orders, cementing the heavy-duty, F-Series Super Duty truck of choice for heavy-duty truck buyers. First deliveries of the Super Duty Series are scheduled to start early this year.
Ford Offers An Oustanding Lineup Of Trucks
With the compact Maverick pickup, the intermediate Ranger series, F-150, Super Duty, all the way up to F-750, Ford offers America’s broadest lineup of trucks to best deliver on the customers’ needs and is the only one that is Built Ford Tough.
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Marc Stern has been an automotive writer since 1971 when an otherwise normal news editor said, "You're our new car editor," and dumped about 27 pounds of auto stuff on my desk. I was in heaven as I have been a gearhead from my early days. As a teen, I spent the usual number of misspent hours hanging out at gas stations (a big thing in my youth) and working on cars. From there on, it was a straight line to my first column for the paper, "You Auto Know," an enterprise I handled faithfully for 32 years. Not many people know that I also handled computer documentation for a good part of my earnings while writing YAN. My best writing, though, was always in cars. My work has appeared in Popular Mechanics, Mechanix Illustrated, AutoWeek, SuperStock, Trailer Life, Old Cars Weekly, Special Interest Autos, etc. You can follow me on: Twitter or Facebook.