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Ford Makes an Astounding Achievement


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Ford has made an accomplishment that will never be bested, never even be tied. As it tallied up all of its sales for 2016 it calculated that it delivered 820,799 F-Series trucks.

Which makes the F-Series the best-selling vehicle—as in car, crossover or truck—in the U.S. for 35 years.

And it has been the best-selling pickup in the U.S. for 40 years running.

2017 Ford F-150 King Ranch

No company will beat that.

While the F-Series sales for 2016 represent a 5 percent increase over 2015, there is something of interest in other Ford numbers.

While you might think of Ford as a “car company,” that’s arguably no longer the case.

That is, every single one of its cars was down in 2016 compared with 2015. And some rather significantly.

As in:

Fiesta: -24.3%

Focus: -16.6%

C-MAX: -8.9%

Fusion: -11.45

Taurus: -11.3%

Police Interceptor Sedan: -3.0%

Mustang: -13.4%

Some people may have been surprised yesterday when Mark Fields, Ford president and CEO, announced that they’d be adding a hybrid version of the F-150 by 2020. Hybrids may seem appropriate for Priuses and Panameras, but pickups?

Given these numbers, it should be no surprise.

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