Undoubtedly one of the most recognized products in the world, it has been a reference among pickup trucks for over 40 years, a segment in which it pioneered and today it does not stop collecting records. The last to have him as a protagonist is related to its production and perfectly illustrates the importance it has achieved during its four decades of history: the F series has just reached 40 million units produced.
This was confirmed by the American brand, which prepared a small event to celebrate this milestone: in addition to the usual photos on the production line, the 40 millionth unit was photographed with the legendary F1, the pickup that started the F series. of this record is an Iconic Silver F-150 Tremor soon to be delivered to a customer in the state of Texas.
The F Series is known to have historically been the most important truck line for the brand, having been the company’s best-selling product of any type for 37 years, ahead of the Mustang, Fiesta, Focus or Explorer. To illustrate the importance of the full-size oval pickup range, here are some sales data and numbers:
In 2018 alone, the F Series sold 1,080,757 units – at a rate of one van every 29.3 seconds. This figure is all the more commendable when one considers that they are mainly sold in the North American market (United States, Canada and Mexico) and in a few other countries. By comparison, a more global product with a presence in many more markets, such as the Focus, sold 463,196 units and positioned itself as the brand’s second best-selling model.
With a lineup consisting of F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 variants (each with specific versions such as the Raptor, King Ranch), more cars were sold last year in the US alone . of 900,000 pieces.
2021 saw a before and after in its history with the arrival of the unprecedented 100% electric version: the F-150 Lightning surprises with its level of technology and functionality, and can be used as a source of energy for a home or tools . It has two electric motors, integral traction and two battery options, with a range of 370 or 482 kilometers. Demand has been such that the brand will double production of this variant to reach 80,000 units by 2024.
In our country, the F series returned since 2018 with the F-150, to the legend that the remembered F-100 has achieved for decades. Last year, the current generation of the pickup was presented, to which the sports version F-150 Raptor was added a few months ago. Likewise, the signature of the oval has already confirmed the arrival of the hybrid version, powered by the V6 EcoBoost engine coupled to an electric motor and a 1.5 kWh battery pack developing 430 hp and 772 Nm of torque. In addition to reducing emissions, it promises a 30% reduction in consumption and its electrical system can be used as a generator.