2015 Ford F-150 King Ranch STRIKES GOLD! Leads HUGE 54k January 2015 Sales, Up 17% YoY



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The King Ranch trim level shares top billing with the Platinum in the new F-150 lineup. These are the boss’s trucks. If the King Ranch lives life far from Wall Street, the Platinum is a more New York City-boy (where 7th Avenue meets Broadway?)

Just kidding. They are both at home in any context.

Even a sales chart.

This latest ranker from GoodCarBadCar.net shows that the new F-150 gamble is paying off big-time for Ford with truck buyers. Ford does not break out sales by trim level, but it is safe to assume the first waves of trucks are the Lariat and up. Below, XL and XLT fans will be very happy campers, too, by the way. All F-150 models are all terrifically improved and best-ever pickups.

But still. Wow.

Monthly January 2015 sales of 54,000-plus units!?

That is more than Jaguar sells in a full year. Globally.

To deliver on the promise of the new F-150, Ford is doubling down on its factories. Kansas City will add 900 new workers, 500 will join the Dearborn squad, and Sterling Axle will add a few hundred as well.

As we said a year ago, the F-150 is Ford’s 12-billion-dollar Golden Goose. And this one is so good, the goose is getting fat. [Please put a loaner in this author’s lap? =]

The gold mine is deep. And has much more to give.

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Check out our full drive review of the new F-150 here, or cruise over to the F-150 site on Ford.com to build and price your next truck.

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Rank

Best-Selling Truck

January
2015

January
2014

%
Change

2015
YTD

2014
YTD

%
Change

#1

Ford F-Series

54,370

46,536

16.8%

54,370

46,536

16.8%

#2

Chevrolet Silverado

36,106

28,926

24.8%

36,106

28,926

24.8%

#3

Ram P/U

28,618

25,071

14.1%

28,618

25,071

14.1%

#4

GMC Sierra

12,621

11,118

13.5%

12,621

11,118

13.5%

#5

Toyota Tacoma

11,409

9842

15.9%

11,409

9842

15.9%

#6

Toyota Tundra

8197

7890

3.9%

8197

7890

3.9%

#7

Chevrolet Colorado

5942

14

42,343%

5942

14

42,343%

#8

Nissan Frontier

5868

4931

19.0%

5868

4931

19.0%

#9

GMC Canyon

2205

1

220,400%

2205

1

220,400%

#10

Honda Ridgeline

214

1163

-81.6%

214

1163

-81.6%

#11

Nissan Titan

774

887

-12.7%

774

887

-12.7%

#12

Cadillac Escalade EXT

2

25

-92.0%

2

25

-92.0%

#13

Chevrolet Avalanche

31

-100%

31

-100%

Total

166,326

136,435

21.9%

166,326

136,435

21.9%

Ford Adds 1,550 Jobs to Support Demand for All-New F-150; Hundreds of Entry-Level Workers to Attain ‘New Traditional’ Status

  • Ford is adding 1,550 new jobs to its Kansas City Assembly, Dearborn Stamping, Dearborn Diversified and Sterling Axle facilities to meet growing demand for the all-new 2015 F-150 – the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever

  • As part of Ford’s commitment in the 2011 UAW-Ford collective bargaining agreement, approximately 300 to 500 workers – the first group of “new traditional” employees – will transition in the first quarter, based on attrition and growth, to $28.50 an hour 

  • The entry-level agreement has enabled Ford to invest more than $6.2 billion in its U.S. plants and hire more than 15,000 hourly UAW members – up from the 12,000 jobs that were promised by 2015 in the contract agreement

  • In January, Ford F-Series had its strongest sales month since 2004; F-150 sits just 12 days on dealer lots – turning faster than any other Ford vehicle

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