For the 32nd year in a row, Ford's F-Series is America's best-selling truck with 2008 sales of 515,513. F-series outsold its nearest truck rival by more than 50,000 units.
In addition, for the 27th year in a row, F-Series is once again America's best-selling vehicle of any type -- car, crossover, SUV, truck or van.
"Our thanks go out to our customers, our dealers and, of course, the Ford employees and supplier partners who design, engineer and manufacture quality, fuel-efficient trucks delivering unmatched capability," said Jim Farley, Ford's group vice president, Marketing and Communications. "The all-new F-150 affirms what Ford has known for years -- that listening to customers provides the best rewards."
The all-new F-150 recently was named 2009 Motor Trend Truck of the Year, Texas Auto Writers Association Truck of Texas, and is a finalist for the 2009 North American Truck of the Year.
In the commercial/fleet portion of this core trucker sub-segment, Ford F- Series continues to dominate. The F-150 has 46 percent of the light duty commercial/fleet market; and Super Duty is stronger still with over 57 percent of heavy duty commercial/fleet market.
For 2009, F-150 also has improved its fuel economy by an average of 8 percent across the entire lineup, thanks to a wide range of engineering enhancements. The fuel economy gains reach as high as 12 percent versus the prior model year on F-150 models equipped with the high-volume three-valve, 5.4-liter V-8 engine.