Ford's F-Series sets industry truck sales records

Ford's F-Series set industry truck sales records in December and is America's best selling vehicle for the 23rd year in a row.

Ford dealers put an exclamation point on a record-setting sales year with record December sales. For the full year, Ford dealers delivered 939,511 F-Series trucks -- topping the previous record (911,597) set in 2001. This year marked the first full year of sales for the all-new F-150, which was introduced in September 2003. A redesigned F-Series Super Duty model debuted in September 2004. December sales were 95,392, up 13 percent from last year's record sales. December marked the 16th month in a row of higher F-Series sales.

Overall, the company's U.S. sales totaled 294,270 in December, up 1 percent compared with a year ago. Among brands, Ford was up 2 percent, Volvo was up 4 percent, and Land Rover was up 49 percent. For the full year, the company's U.S. sales totaled 3.33 million, down 4 percent.

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