Ford Tops 1 Million Truck Sales In 2018, Averaging Sale Every 29.3 Seconds
It would take more than eight hours in a commercial jet flying more than 500 miles per hour to travel the full length, parked bumper-to-bumper, of all the Ford F-Series trucks sold globally in 2018. During that flight, Ford would also have sold nearly 1,000 more F-Series trucks.
In all, the U.S. manufacturer sold over 1.075 million F-Series trucks globally in 2018, which equates to a sale every 29.3 seconds. Lined bumper-to-bumper, F-Series trucks would stretch more than 4,000 miles – that’s greater than the distance from Dallas to Honolulu!
If the pick-up range were its own business using average U.S. transaction prices of $46,700 to calculate revenues, the F-Series would have the equivalent of $50 billion in revenues, or greater revenues than computing giant Oracle ($37 billion), credit card issuer American Express ($35 billion) or even electronics retailer Best Buy ($42 billion).
Along with increased sales volumes, the F-Series average transaction prices have steadily grown since the 2014 debut of the new F-150 with a high-strength, military-grade, aluminium-alloy body, climbing an average of $7,400 per truck.
And even though the success of Ford’s F-Series has been checked by the good old Toyota Corolla, which, with 1,181,445 sales, was the world’s best-selling car in 2018, the F-Series still retains the title of being America’s best-selling truck for 42 years as well as being the nation’s best-selling vehicle for 37 years.
The F-150 Raptor – Ford’s flagship F-Series pick-up truck