Ford has actually marketed sufficient F-series vehicles to circle the planet greater than 3 times.The F-series, best recognized for the preferred F-150, has actually been America"s very popular vehicle for the 40 successive years considering that its launch, Ford revealed Wednesday. Ford (F) states it"s marketed greater than 26 million given that the version line appeared in 1977.
The F-series has actually likewise been the very successful lorry of any type of kind in America for 35 years, the firm claimed.
Ford has actually offered 818,580 of the vehicles in the years because it released the F-series. It began with the F-100 as a base vehicle back in 1977, as well as changed it with the F-150 in 1984.
The advancement of the F-series adhered to modifications in just how individuals regarded and also utilized vehicles. Like jeans, pickup went from being something ideal just for job to being a design and also way of living declaration of their very own.
Americans weren"t simply utilizing vehicles as ranch devices any longer, to transport around pigs as well as hay bundles. Trucks were being made use of significantly for travelling to workplace work, family members journeys to Walmart (WMT) and also McDonald"s (MCD), shuttling the children to college, and also tailgate celebrations at football video games.
That"s why the vehicles today commonly include roomy four-door taxis with natural leather seats and also vacant beds in the back, unmarred by hefty tons.
The F-150 gained leading marks for security in 2015, yet then vehicles from version years 2015 and also 2016 were remembered for unexpected brake failings. A comparable recall had actually currently happened for design years 2013 and also 2014.
Associated gallery: Development of the Ford F-150
General Motors (GM) vehicles are additionally preferred, yet GM markets its vehicles under 2 various brand names, Chevrolet as well as GMC. Integrated, GM vehicles have actually outsold Ford"s in a number of years, according to information from the vehicle site Edmunds.com.
Ford"s news regarding its very successful vehicle comes right after it terminated strategies to develop a manufacturing facility in Mexico amidst continuous objection of firms from President-elect Donald Trump for relocating plants and also tasks southern of the boundary.
Connected: Ford terminates Mexico manufacturing facility, prepares to develop work in Michigan
Ford stated it would certainly rather develop 700 work in Michigan as component of a $700 million financial investment there. Ford chief executive officer Mark Area informed Poppy Harlow of atlanticalover.com that the financial investment was "revealing our dedication to amazed lorries," figuring they would certainly outsell gas-powered automobiles within 15 years.
Ford is preparing a crossbreed variation of its F-150, along with a crossbreed Mustang and also an all-electric SUV.