Big jobs call for reliable vehicles, which is why the Blue Oval's F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks are rapidly growing in popularity and sales. Information about both is readily available at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington, so don't hesitate to stop by!
As the result of a recent redesign, the pair in the spotlight are currently basking in their greatest sales afterglow of a record-setting year in 2016 - a year that parallels sales from 1997, two decades prior. The two largest trucks in Ford's lineup are offered in straight-frame, kick-up frame Pro Loader and exclusive tractor models, with Regular Cab, SuperCab and Crew Cab body styles. The Blue Oval also stands out as the only manufacturer to make the choice of gasoline or diesel powertrain in the medium-duty conventional market an option.
“Our segment-exclusive gasoline engine is appealing to fleet managers who recognize not every duty cycle requires the torque of a diesel engine, and who prefer the cost and maintenance advantages of gasoline power,” Kevin Koester, Ford's medium-duty truck and Super Duty fleet marketing manager, said.
Stay tuned to learn more about the F-650 and F-750, and talk to our team at Sound Ford about purchasing them for yourself today!
March's largest work truck event nationwide, The Work Truck Show, welcomed a bevy of truck enthusiasts and a slew of announcements from the Ford Motor Company team. As part of their public statement, the Blue Oval shared successes from 2016's truck sales.
Last year, Ford sales for medium-duty trucks exceeded that of any year since 1997 - nearly two decades earlier. Medium-duty trucks are also the most rapidly growing volume medium-duty brand, according to the announcement. Ford F-650 and F-750 truck sales also received recognition for their 54 percent year-over-year sales increase, with 2016 sales capping at 15,486. The increase in sales represents growing market share in tandem.
“Customers are embracing our new medium-duty trucks,” John Scholtes, Ford's chief program engineer of commercial vehicles, said. “They appreciate how flexible the platform is – we offer a choice of gasoline or diesel powertrain, three body styles, a wide GVWR range, and almost limitless customization options to let them spec exactly the right trucks for even the toughest jobs.” The F-650 and F-750 family, in particular, includes Regular Cab, SuperCab and Crew Cab body styles, in addition to kick-up frame Pro Loaders and a tractor model solely crafted for heavy towing.
Check back to learn about Ford's other exciting announcements from The Work Truck Show, and visit us at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today.
When it comes to big hauling trucks, sales for Ford haven’t been this good since 1997. Sales are up 59 percent year-over-year, and that’s just the first 8 months of 2016 compared to the entirety of 2015. The redesigned Ford F-650 and Ford F-750 were released in August 2015, so the growth with these new models – which includes Regular Cab, SuperCab and Crew Cab body styles – happened quickly.
It may be due in part to the fact that Ford Motor Company remains the only vehicle manufacturer to put a medium-duty truck on the market with a gasoline-powered engine . In fact, Ford is the only automaker that both designs and builds its transmissions and diesel engines.
Both the Ford F-650 and the Ford F-750 come with a 6.8-liter V10 engine with 320 horsepower and 460 foot pounds of toque. They also have the TorqShift HD six-speed automatic transmission exclusive to Ford. As an added bonus, Ford can factory-prep the 6.8-liter engine for conversion to more cost-effective alternatives to gasoline as they emerge, such as natural gas or liquid propane.
“Towing and rental customers have embraced the gas engine, and others are looking at this powertrain for more severe service applications,” says Kevin Koester, Ford’s medium-duty truck and super duty fleet marketing manager, according to the Ford Motor Company Media Center.