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.
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