Saturday, January 10, 2009

Ford F-Series Pickup Trucks Tops in Canadian Sales for 43 Straight Years

January 9, 2009
By Benson Kong
Photography by the Manufacturer
The United States is not the only place where the Ford F-Series has been a regular best-seller year after year. By beating out other competition, our neighbors to the north in Canada have made the F-Series the best-selling pickup truck in Canada for a record 43 consecutive years.

The F-Series were not the only Ford vehicles that made their presence felt in the Canadian market. Sales of Ford crossover SUVs rose 14% compared with 2007 sales figures, and sales of the Ford Escape, Ford Edge, and Ford Ranger all increased compared with 2007. For 2008, truck sales tallied a total of 159,887 units, down 4.9% compared with the previous year.

Highlights for the month of December and 2008 include:

2008 Highlights:

Ford F-Series is the best-selling pickup in Canada for a record 43 consecutive years
Sales of Ford CUVs rose 14% over 2007 sales
Ford Escape sales up 4%
Ford Edge sales up 14%
Ford Ranger sales up 4%

December Highlights:

Ford CUV sales up 29%
Ford Focus sales up 3%
Ford Escape sales up 23%, a new record for the month of December
Ford Edge sales up 8%, best December sales ever
Ford Ranger sales up 16%

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