Ford Pickup remains America’s best-selling pickup truck for the 45th year

Ford Motor Co. A new 2021 Ford F-150 pickup truck is displayed at the Rouge Complex in Dearborn, Michigan, September 17, 2020.

Rebecca Cook | Reuters

Detroit – Ford Motor The company said Thursday that the F-Series pickup will remain America’s best-selling car for the 40th consecutive year in 2021 and the industry’s best-selling truck for the 45th consecutive year.

While the pickup truck, which includes the F-150 and other larger siblings, has topped U.S. sales for decades, the title retention this year has been particularly notable given the The constant shortage of semiconductor chips That cut production across the industry.

Ford prioritized F-Series production during rolling factory shutdowns this year due to parts shortages, and only had to shut down facilities that produce pickup trucks for relatively short periods of time compared to months at other plants.

May cause a lack of chips ‘General Engines’ Chevrolet Silverado loses its long-time number two sales title this year to Stilants‘Ram pickup.’ During the first three quarters, full-size pickup sales totaled 434,772 compared to the Silverado’s 407,000.

GM spokesman Jim Kaine downplayed the plate’s ratings, but said the Detroit automaker remains “in a very good position to deliver the seventh consecutive year of sales leadership in the full-size pickup segment.”

Unlike Ford and Stellantis, General Motors has two full-size pickup trucks. The GMC Sierra sells the most expensive, along with the Chevrolet Silverado. Combined sales of both trucks outnumbered crosstown competitors during the third quarter.

GM and Stellantis report sales on a quarterly basis, while Ford reports its results monthly.

Ford sold 663,508 F-Class trucks though in November, down 7% from a year earlier. That includes 534,831 units during the first three quarters of the year, giving it a significant lead over its Detroit Crosstown competitors.

Ford confirmed F-Series results Thursday with its November sales release, which increased 5.9% year-over-year to 158,793 vehicles.

Ford said, based on private industry data, that it was the only major US automaker to report an annual increase in November. It also said it was the nation’s best-selling automaker for the third month in a row, the first time since 1974 it’s made the line.

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