Take a leisurely drive down any interstate in the United States and what vehicles will you most likely see? Chances are quite high you’ll set your eyes upon multiple trucks from the fabulous Ford F-Series. Since 1986, this groundbreaking series has been the highest selling vehicle in the United States every year, according to Truck Trend Network. To hold this record, the vehicles must be something special. Take one look at the collection and it’s not hard to understand why.
Ford’s motto, “Built Tough” is exactly what these vehicles embody. The F-Series is comprised of full-sized pickup trucks, chassis cab trucks, and commercial vehicles. They boast features such as an aluminum alloy body, great off-road handling, the latest modern technology, customizable designs, as well as a plethora of other attractive characteristics.
The series has seen thirteen updates since its conception in 1948. Ford has grown its line alongside the growth of a nation, so it is fitting that the new 2019 models continue to honor the legacy of this powerful series of vehicles.
History of the Ford F-Series
The first generation of the Ford F-Series spanned from 1948-1952. It came about in response to the public’s embrace of Ford’s first pickup line that was released in 1942. This generation included several styles from which to choose.
The second generation was revealed in 1953 with improvements including an updated engine, larger dimensions, and an updated chassis. In addition to these updates, the series was changed to combine certain editions and streamline everything into three versions that are still in use today in a different guise: the F-250, the F-350, and the F-900. Chassis trucks were also renamed the C-Series.
The third generation encompassed the years 1957-1960. This update modernized the appearance of the vehicles.
The fourth generation saw a major style change with the trucks becoming longer and lower. During this time Ford also changed the structure of the cab and bed making it unibody. This style was unpopular and Ford quickly reverted to the previous separated structure.
The years 1967-1986 saw the fifth to seventh generations of the series, the latter of which included power windows, mirrors, and door locks. In 1975, the Ford F-150 was officially added to the lineup.
Within the last 40 years, the world saw generations eight through thirteen introduced one by one. Each generation revealed important updates to accommodate the changing of times.
During the tenth generation, Ford learned its customer base bought the vehicles mostly for personal uses as opposed to job-related tasks. Thus, Ford shifted its design to fit its new and growing market. No longer did you have to work in contracting or construction to enjoy the pickup truck; buyers enjoyed the utility of these trucks in their personal lives.
These changes can be observed throughout the 2000s as generations of the truck introduced continued to look sleeker and more modern than every predecessor. The thirteenth generation saw a focus on fuel economy with a reduced weight and engine update.
Introducing the 2019 Ford F-Series
In 2017, Ford broke its own record and sold almost one million F-Series trucks, according to Business Insider. This victory did not stop them though. They continued to push for bigger and better.
Fast-forward to 2019, and we get the 2019 Ford F-Series in Ford dealerships that includes seven beautifully designed models ranging from $28,000-67,000. There is no denying that Ford is making sure to stay ahead of the pack with this line.
Even at first glance, there is no denying these trucks are special. The word that encapsulates these seven vehicles is simple: luxury. You do not have to be looking for luxury to appreciate this line. You can go with the simplest model to fulfill your work needs; however, if luxury is your ideal then look no further than the Limited. This truck includes a dual panel moonroof, dual exhaust, and massaging seats.
When selecting your 2019 Ford F-Series vehicle you can choose from a variety of features such as engine variations, cabin size, and technology.
There should be no doubt that the Ford F-Series is the leading line of trucks in the world. According to Hot Cars, Ford has sold 35 million F- Series trucks globally since the line’s creation.
In the United States, they have stayed on top by being the most customizable, attractive, and versatile vehicles. As the world has changed, Ford has been able to foresee these changes to deliver trucks suitable for a variety of markets.
From a work vehicle to a car that transports the entire family comfortably on vacation, the F-Series knows no bounds. This year has set the bar even higher, and if history proves anything this is nowhere close to the end of the F-Series reign.