After a dismal 2009, sales of Ford F-Series pickups have rebounded by at least 21 percent this year.
Ford has sold more than 500,000 F-150 light-duty and F-250, F-350 and F-450 heavy-duty trucks in 2010, with just over a week to go until the end of the year, according to Ford spokeswoman Anne Marie Gattari. That's about 9,800 trucks per week on an annualized basis.
Last year, at the height of the Great Recession, Ford sold only 413,625 F-Series pickups. In 2008, 515,513 F-Series trucks were sold, and 690,589 were sold the year before that.
Strong incentives on 2010 model year F-Series pickups in advance of significantly updated 2011 models — including an all-new powertrain lineup for the F-150 — plus pent-up demand from buyers has contributed to reversing the downward trend.
Ford's good news doesn't end there. F-Series pickups are also marking their 34th year as the best-selling truck in the U.S. and the
28th 29th year as best-selling vehicle.
We'll have a detailed review of the year in pickup truck sales for the entire industry in January.