Ford has been considered America’s number one choice for truck for the past 37 years, a fact that they have solidified with the sale of their 500,000th 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost-equipped F-150. Merely three years old, the 3.5-liter engine has continued to grow as a favorite among consumers, thanks to its amazing fuel efficiency.
Over the course of the last 38 months, F-150 EcoBoost owners have saved an estimated 56.8 million gallons of gas annually, which is the equivalent of installing 139 wind turbines for energy. With 57% of Ford F-150 light-duty trucks being sold with V6 engines, there’s no denying that V6 engines are quickly becoming the top choice for pickup drivers across the country.
“We expect those numbers to hold for the rest of the year,” said Doug Scott, Ford truck group marketing manager. “It really is amazing when you consider we are doing that with just two V6 engine choices—the 3.5-liter EcoBoost and the 3.5-liter TI-VCT engine. When we come out with the new 2015 F-150, we will offer three different V6 engines, so there is potential for further growth.”
Joining the 3.5-liter EcoBoost and Ti-VCT V6 engines will be a 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine with standard Auto Start-Stop, built in Lima, Ohio. If you’re looking for a pickup that won’t drain your wallet while it’s towing your camper, make sure you stop by Hassett Automotive today for a test drive!
In the midst of this crazy winter and the unrelenting Polar Vortex, we at Hassett Auto managed to make it through February with good news. Our Ford, Lincoln, and Subaru brands posted sales increases over last year’s reports for the same month.
For Ford, it was the trusty F-Series that was the bearer of good news. The sale of 55,882 trucks marked the best February report the truck has seen in eight years.
In addition, Lincoln sales were up 36 percent compared to the number of vehicles sold during the same period last year.
“Sales surged in the final week, providing us momentum after a slow start to the month,” said John Felice, Ford’s vice president of U.S. marketing, sales, and service. “Ford Fusion continued its strong retail sales performance in the West, outpacing the mid-size sedan segment. F-Series and Lincoln also continued to perform well.”
Subaru, not to be outdone, also reported a successful month. The automaker increased sales by 24 percent over sales from the same period last year with the Forester, Outback, and XV Crosstrek leading the charge.
Thank you to all of our loyal customers who contributed to last month’s sales records. We look forward to servicing you soon!
Ford has released its monthly sales report. The short story: America’s best-selling truck is still America’s best-selling truck, and Lincoln is growing fast. Read on for details!
With sales totaling 55,882 in February, the legendary Ford F-Series experienced its best February in eight years. It’s one thing to be ahead of the pack—but to say the F-Series is just ahead would be an understatement. It’s so far ahead of the competition that it could look into its own rearview mirrors with binoculars and still see no threat of anyone approaching.
Ford’s Lincoln division has also been thriving. Popular vehicles like the MKZ and MKX have helped the luxury brand achieve 6,661 February sales, a 36 percent increase compared to the same period last year. It also marks Lincoln’s fifth consecutive month of positive sales gains!
Come check out the Ford F-150 or the luxurious MKZ and MKX at Hassett Automotive!