Ford on Pace to Sell 1 Million F-Series Pickups

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Just in case you missed it, Ford is having a pretty good year with F-Series pickup truck sales almost 5 percent above 2017's previous historic highs.

According to Automotive News (subscription required), Ford is on a pace to sell close to, if not more than, 1 million half-ton and heavy-duty full-size pickups by the end of the year.

Ford sold more than 450,000 F-Series pickups in the first half of 2018; close to 300,000 were F-150s. Given that Ford, according to Automotive News, typically makes 52 percent of its annual pickup sales in the second half of the year, the F-Series seems to be within striking distance of the coveted 1-million-unit annual sales mark.

The economy and the housing market are doing relatively well right now, but with issues like import tariffs, immigration reform (especially as it relates to Mexico) and steadily rising fuel prices, many experts are predicting headwinds for automotive sales during the second half of 2018. Since Ford does not have a new pickup truck scheduled for several more years, some are predicting a sales slowdown for Ford during the second half of the year.

Nevertheless, Ford U.S. sales analyst Erich Merkle said, "F-Series is on a record-setting pace, as first half 2018 sales are running 4.1 percent above 2004’s first half results. [The year] 2004 was a record-setting year for the F-Series with 939,511 pickups sold. While we had a strong second half in 2004, we look forward to the opportunity that is in front of us."

Ford benefitted in 2004 with a strong housing market and economy as well as low fuel prices. Whether Ford will hit 1 million F-Series pickup sales by year end remains to be seen.

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Comments

Ford should be strong in late 2018, despite the story above. Ford is still a tech leader.

RAM has been AWOL in the new product arena and GM will not be putting new trucks in the showroom until later in the year.

That said, you can expect GM to finish the year in First Place again. The general currently (as of June 30) holds the lead in pickup sales.

@ Papajim Do you think GM will be able to retain the all truck sales lead thru 2019?

RAM is the best...forget about the rest (Ford and GM)

GUTS

GLORY

CLASS LEADING

MOST APPEALING TRUCK

2019 RAM

Do you think GM will be able to retain the all truck sales lead thru 2019? ...Posted by: frankinFL | Jul 19, 2018

@FrankFL

Too soon to tell. Ford will be rolling out a new 2011 Global Ranger in about six months. GM will have new Silverado half tons by Christmas. RAM will also being rolling out new product. It's gonna be fun to watch.

Proud to say I contributed to those sales. I am the owner of a new f150 best truck I ever owned

Too bad the Toyota Corolla is the best selling vehicle the world has ever known!

First to 30 million and first to 40 million...

@oxi The corolla is not the best selling vehicle in the USA. Also it is not a truck.

Ford will be rolling out a new 2011 Global Ranger in about six months.

@ Papajim

LMFAO! Ya it will be released here in 2019 but actually be over 8 years old bc it will have a 2010 ford cli-taurus front end on it !

And the fanboys say GM is always following. What a joke, and an ugly outdated truck...thats technically not even out yet! Pathetic

Dang, when was the last time you heard a Chevy Silverado or GMC Sierra sell that much.....ummmm...NEVER.


Keep up the good work FORD.

The Corolla, that's what oxi has for off-roading at the tracks

Dang, when was the last time Frank posted anything intelligent

@tntgmc Do you think the Ranger will not be competitive with the Colorado in sales.

@ fif

I think the ford loyalists will buy it. Do I beleive a gm guy or Toyota guy will bail ship and buy one?? We will have to see. For me personally I think its hideous and out dated. Ford is just slapping a hodge podge of just announced no longer producing Taurus front end and a 2.3L car engine into a truck that has been out since 2011 globally....but yet say its all new...just another day of Ford lies propaganda!!!
Do u think it will sell?/with those outdated looks.

I like how the above article makes reference to FORD having sold close to 300,000 of their F-150 model pick-up. I can't help but think someone at PUTC is listening to my suggestion that the Silverado is the best selling model truck in America and this is an attempt to challenge that claim. Stating that Ford sold close to 300,000 F-150's isn't as specific as GM reporting that they sold close to 300,000 Silverados at 291,074.

http://cars.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451b3c669e2022ad35836a5200c-pi

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Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Jul 19, 2018 11:00:18 AM

i.e. The F-150 outsold the Silverado 1500, 2500, 3500

@tntgmc Yes I think it will sell in numbers competitive with the Colorado.

i.e. The F-150 outsold the Silverado 1500, 2500, 3500

Posted by: Frank | Jul 19, 2018 11:06:06 AM

We don't know that. That is my point.

This just in!

GM is on pace to sell more than 1 million pick-ups in 2018.

The Ranger will definitely be competitive in sales. I don't drive a Ford but I think Ford has the biggest fan base of any brand and they stay loyal for the most part. That sells trucks year after year. They do produce a great product and it doesn't have to be best in class to sale. Above anything I think the name sells. I like the Super Dutys but I don't know that it's ever out performed a Duramax/Allison powertrain but it doesn't matter, they continue to outsell. The Ranger will be right up there with the rest, no matter what engines or options are available. It's a Ford.

This junk won't hit a million but GM will!


@ Papajim

LMFAO! Ya it will be released here in 2019 but actually be over 8 years old bc it will have a 2010 ford cli-taurus front end on it !


Posted by: TNTGMC | Jul 19, 2018 10:21:59 AM

Good name for the new truck! The 2019 Cli-Taurus. I believe I saw where someone also called it the Rectum Ranger!! LOL

@HEMI RAMPAGE

RAM is the best...forget about the rest (Ford and GM)

GUTS

GLORY

CLASS LEADING

MOST APPEALING TRUCK

2019 RAM

If that's true, why have they and will always be in third place?

i.e. The F-150 outsold the Silverado 1500, 2500, 3500

Posted by: Frank | Jul 19, 2018 11:06:06 AM

We don't know that. That is my point.


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Jul 19, 2018 11:08:02 AM

We ALL do, you don't.

What was that old PT Barnum quote?


LMFAO! Ya it will be released here in 2019 but actually be over 8 years old bc it will have a 2010 ford cli-taurus front end on it !

And the fanboys say GM is always following. What a joke, and an ugly outdated truck...thats technically not even out yet! Pathetic
Posted by: TNTGMC | Jul 19, 2018 10:21:59 AM


gm IS always following! Who is Ford following by doing this?

At full size

Gm and Toyota duh

I mean its terrible! They can't even come up with an original design. They have to put spare discontinued Taurus parts on it. Thats pathetic!

@ Fullsize
In the concept that GM follows Ford on a lot of things, they are obviously following GM by bringing back the Ranger to the midsize market...maybe you should just stick to Fullsize only.

@ TNT
I agree it looks a lot like a Tauras front end. As you stated earlier, It should be the cli-tauras...LOL


I like how the above article makes reference to FORD having sold close to 300,000 of their F-150 model pick-up. I can't help but think someone at PUTC is listening to my suggestion that the Silverado is the best selling model truck in America and this is an attempt to challenge that claim. Stating that Ford sold close to 300,000 F-150's isn't as specific as GM reporting that they sold close to 300,000 Silverados at 291,074.

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Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Jul 19, 2018 11:00:18 AM


Wrong again gm fan, PUTC is simply telling you how much Ford dominates in the full-size truck game!!

Just to see if that gm kool-aid lets you think straight let me ask you this? Out of that very "specific" 291,074 silverado sales, how many were half-ton trucks? Oh wait chevy didnt say huh. What would be specific, would be if Ford released F150 sales and chevy released silverado half-ton "1500" sales numbers.

LMFAO! Ya it will be released here in 2019 but actually be over 8 years old bc it will have a 2010 ford cli-taurus front end on it !

Posted by: TNTGMC | Jul 19, 2018 10:21:59 AM

Damn! That's funny. Clint will be so proud to have a Ford named after him.

I think they should break it Down by classes

1500--150

2500--250

3500--350

4500 and up class

Then add them all up for a total. Would be much easier to look at those numbers instead of hypothesizing ever quarter?!?

Oh wait chevy didnt say huh. What would be specific, would be if Ford released F150 sales and chevy released silverado half-ton "1500" sales numbers.

Posted by: FullSize_only | Jul 19, 2018 1:31:51 PM

All 291,074 were Silverado's. F-150 is Fords top selling full size model. The remaining Ford's are Superduty's, different model.

All 291,074 were Silverado's. F-150 is Fords top selling full size model. The remaining Ford's are Superduty's, different model.


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Jul 19, 2018 1:37:33 PM


Ford sold more than 450,000 F-Series pickups in the first half of 2018; close to 300,000 were F-150s.

@gms
Thank you for your acknowledgement that your past spurious/ distorted claims regarding the Silverado is a sugestion rather than the false fact you have spent so much time and energy promulgating. Your candor is appreciated.

I think they should break it Down by classes

1500--150

2500--250

3500--350

4500 and up class

Then add them all up for a total. Would be much easier to look at those numbers instead of hypothesizing ever quarter?!?
Posted by: TNTGMC | Jul 19, 2018 1:35:47 PM


I agree TNT, now only if other people who comment here could
understand that the F-series sales numbers is what correctly compares with Silverado/Sierra sales numbers since BOTH F-series and Silverado/Sierra include half-ton and heavy duty trucks.

Unfortunately I see that was short lived.
Education time again.
Silverado covers 1500, 2500HD, 3500HD.
F Series covers 150, 250SD, 350 SD, 450SD, 550SD.
For both the F Series and Silverado the sales numbers you reference are a report of the above designations and not the suggestion you wish it to be.

@TNTGMC
I could not agree not agree more, thats how the sales numbers should be broken down.

@FXDX1450; read my comments again, I used the word "claim". My claim still stands.

@ gms

I did read your post, you cleary say "suggestion" and yes you do also say claim.
Again your "suggestion" is incorrect . As for the claim, well Ford's claim is correct.


@FXDX1450

I have unsuccessfully attempted to factually explain to Gms how BOTH Ford and Gm equally report full-size truck sales with even non-Ford guys agreeing but you just can't dumb down some things enough for some people.

His claim must stand on wishful thinking. LMFAO!

@FXDX1450

I have unsuccessfully attempted to factually explain to Gms how BOTH Ford and Gm equally report full-size truck sales with even non-Ford guys agreeing but you just can't dumb down some things enough for some people.

His claim must stand on wishful thinking. LMFAO!


Posted by: FullSize_only | Jul 19, 2018 4:06:57 PM

He acts like a f'ken vieja.

As for the claim, well Ford's claim is correct.

Posted by: FXDX1450 | Jul 19, 2018 3:34:33 PM

Ford does not claim that the F-150 is the best selling model truck in America, and they won't, even though it is a seperate model from their Superduty line-up. No, the best selling model full size truck is the Silverado @ 291,074.

Is that GMS clown really that stupid?

Silverado 1500 is a different model than the Silverado 2500HD and the Silverado 3500 is a different model than both

The HD trucks have different chassis, suspension, drivetrain the 1500, 2500/3500 different suspension.

The fact he doesn’t know this and thinks all silverados are the same model, and the other GM shills are silent about it, really shows their lack of knowledge

Silverado 1500 is a different model than the Silverado 2500HD and the Silverado 3500 is a different model than both

Posted by: BA | Jul 19, 2018

But they ARE all called Silverado. Unlike Ford's various F-Series trucks. And unless Ford figures out a way to include the Ranger in the tallies, it will only help them with the total corporate figure, instead of being able to say Best Selling.

As for the claim, well Ford's claim is correct.

Posted by: FXDX1450 | Jul 19, 2018 3:34:33 PM

Ford does not claim that the F-150 is the best selling model truck in America, and they won't, even though it is a seperate model from their Superduty line-up. No, the best selling model full size truck is the Silverado @ 291,074.
Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Jul 19, 2018 6:49:01 PM

Exactly. If Ford could claim the F-150 was the best selling half-ton for xx years, they wouldn't hesitate for a second to claim it. We already know Ford was outsold by GM in half-ton sales last year...

http://blogs.cars.com/.a/6a00d83451b3c669e201b7c94dc482970b-800wi

Thanks for posting a link showing the F150 is the selling half ton you half wit.

Are you kidding me, if you think for yourself you buy GM, if your a follower you buy Ford

Half wit, lol

Considering how stupid he is, half wit is a compliment



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