Ford F-Series

Ford F-Series
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2018 Ford F-150
Also calledFord Lobo (Mexico, 1992–present)
Body and chassis
ClassFull-size pickup truck
LayoutFront engine, rear- or four-wheel drive
Predecessor1941–1948 Ford pickup
SuccessorFord Super Duty (F-250, F-350, F-450, F-550, F-650, F-750)

The Ford F-Series is a series of trucks marketed and manufactured by Ford since the 1948 model year. Slotted above the Ford Ranger in the Ford truck model range, the F-Series is marketed as a range of full-sized pickup trucks.[1] Alongside the F-150 (introduced in 1975), the F-Series also includes the Super Duty series (introduced in 1999), which includes the heavier-duty F-250 through F-450 pickups, F-450/F-550 chassis cabs, and F-600/F-650/F-750 Class 6-8 commercial trucks. The most popular version of the model line is the F-150 pickup truck, currently in its 14th generation. From 1953 to 1985, the entry-level F-series pickup was the ½ ton F-100.

The F-Series trucks have been developed into a wide range of design configurations during their production run. Alongside medium-duty trucks and "Big Job" conventional trucks (the forerunners of the Ford L-series), the model line has been sold as a chassis-cab truck and a panel van (a predecessor of the Ford E-Series). The F-Series has also served as the basis for multiple full-sized Ford SUVs, including the Ford Bronco, Ford Expedition/Lincoln Navigator, and Ford Excursion. The F-Series has been marketed by its three North American brands, as Mercury sold the model line as the Mercury M-Series in Canada from 1948 to 1968; Lincoln sold the F-Series during the 2000s as the Lincoln Blackwood and the later Lincoln Mark LT.

Since 1977, the F-Series has remained the best-selling pickup truck line in the United States; it has been the highest-selling vehicle overall since 1981.[2][3] The F-Series is the best-selling vehicle in Canada for over fifty years.[4][5][6] As of the 2018 model year, the F-Series generated $41 billion in annual revenue for Ford.[7] Currently, Ford manufactures the F-Series in four facilities in the United States.

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  3. ^ "Auto sales reach six-year high of 15.6 million vehicles sold, Ford F-Series takes the cake". New York Daily News. January 6, 2014. Archived from the original on January 10, 2014.
  4. ^ Cato, Jeremy (March 25, 2010). "Top 10 best-selling vehicles". The Globe and Mail. Archived from the original on March 28, 2010.
  5. ^ Rivard, Guillaume (January 5, 2021). "Ford F-150 Once Again the Sales King in Canada". The Car Guide. LC Média Inc.
  6. ^ "Ford Is The Best-selling Auto Brand In Canada For An 11th Consecutive Year; Ford F-Series Is Canada's Best-Selling Truck For 54 Years In A Row" (Press release). Oakville, Ont.: Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. January 3, 2020.
  7. ^ Priddle, Alisa (March 15, 2018). "Future of Ford is Filled With Cream Mustangs, Trucks, Off-Road SUVS". Motor Trend.