Google the term “Ford dealer”, and you’re likely to see the new 2018 Ford F-150 prominently displayed on many sites. And with good reason: Since its launch in 1977, The Ford F-Series has enjoyed the ranking as America’s best-selling truck with 35 straight years as the best-selling vehicle. period.
2016 marked a 6% increase in light truck sales and took over a whopping 60.6% of all vehicle sales in the U.S.
Since the first roll-out of the Ford TT in 1917, Ford has been known for their quality pickup trucks. Fast-forward to a hundred years later, the Ford F-Series has maintained their solid-gold reputation, winning again for light truck sales in 2017 with a year-end count of about 896,800 units sold. Now that’s cause for centennial celebration that’s still reveled by all ford dealers nationwide.
The new 2018 Ford F-Series model is even more exciting. Comparing last year’s model to this year, a lot of changes have bee made, and all of them good.
The most significant additions to the new model are located under the hood. There are five new engine options, one of them that includes an all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel model which is the very first time this has been offered in the F-150 Series.
The other options include new second-generation 2.7 and 3.5 liter EcoBoost engines and an improved 5.0 liter V8 engine.
These new and enhanced engine options has propelled Ford to new heights in terms of efficiency and power. As a result, their hauling capability is now quite impressive: Where the 2017 F-150 can haul up to 3,270 pounds, the new 2018 F-150 hauls up to 13,200 pounds, which has earned it a best-in-class towing rating. On another impressive note, the F-450 model can haul up to 31,200 pounds.
Now that’s Ford-Tough!
While we’re on the subject of impressive improvements, how about the newly-added 360-degree camera that’s great for parking; the Pro-trailer Backup Assist which uses a sophisticated camera and sensor system that enables you to drive in reverse with an attached trailer by controlling the steering, while you guide it with a knob. There’s also a programmable blind spot monitor, cruise control that uses adaptive technology to stop the truck in traffic; and finally, an automatic emergency braking system that detects pedestrians. With Ford, safety is number one.
As their branded “Built Ford Tough” claims, people have come to trust the fact that purchasing a new truck or new vehicle from a Ford Dealership ensures a long-lasting ride for many years to come. But even if you have the 2017 model, take note: Ford dealers are ready to convince you that the shiny new and newly updated features offered with the 2018 F-150 are the bells and whistles that you’re going to want for a new ride, right now.
And they know a thing or two about Ford trucks.