Upcoming 2018 F-Series may be the best pickup yet! Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Jan. 25, 2016 2018 Ford F-150 – Pricing and EPA with the all-new 3.0L V6 TD TBA. At this year’s Detroit Auto Show, Ford revealed their refreshed F-150. It was shod with a new front and rear end, advanced safety tech, and improved engines. The one we are looking forward to is the all-new 3.0L Power Stroke turbo diesel mated to a 10-speed AT. Its real claim to fame however is its high-strength steel fully boxed ladder frame and high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy body allowing the F-150 to tow and haul more than any of its competitors. The 2018 F-150 received a new front grilles, headlamps and bumpers, six different 17 to 22” wheels, new tailgate and new tail lamps. It will also be available with adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality, pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, lane-keep assist, Blind Spot System, an embedded 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot, and B&O audio system. Also available, SYNC 3 with FordPass w/ Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 360-degree camera. 2018 Ford F-150 2018 Ford F-150 Drivetrain(s) The new F-150 introduces an all-new, standard 282 hp and 253 lb.-ft. of torque, direct injected 3.3L V6 engine. A new second-generation 2.7L I4 EcoBoost engine features advanced multiport and direct injection technology – removes particulates and cleans the valves. The 2.7L will be paired to the 10-speed AT for 2018. The 5.0L V8 will be paired to the 10-speed AT as well. The most anticipated F-150 drivetrain since the original 3.5L EcoBoost was first offered back in 2011 is just around the corner. That being an all-new 3.0L Power Stroke turbo diesel engine that was designed, engineered and tested in-house. It too will be mated to a 10-speed AT. The Ford F-150 adds start/stop standard across all models and engines. The new 2018 F-150 goes on sale this fall. It will be built at Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Michigan, and Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri. Inside the 2018 Ford F-150 Ford December 2016 Sales Overview Ford sold 239,854 vehicles in December, up 0.3 percent over the 239,242 sold in December of 2015. YTD sales of 2,614,697 vehicles was up 0.1 percent over the 2,613,162 sold through all of 2015. Ford was America’s best-selling brand on its own for seven straight years. December retail sales of Ford SUVs were up 6 percent with 68,685 vehicles sold. December was Ford’s best SUV sales month since 2002. Overall, Lincoln sales were up 18 percent for the month, with 12,791 vehicles sold. Ford December 2016 Brand Sales Highlights The largest Ford and U.S. seller for decades continues its award winning ways when it comes to bringing home sales crown. That being the Ford F-Series. F-Series pickup trucks reached an incredible 87,512 new drives and parking lots in December, up 2.7 percent over the 85,211 sold in December of 2015. It was the best overall sales month for F-Series in 11 years. YTD sales of 820,799 was up an even more impressive 5.2 percent over the 780,354 sold through all of 2015. To put this number into perspective, the F-Series by its lonesome accounts for more vehicles than the total 2016 sales of Hyundai, Kia, Subaru, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, VW, Mazda, Audi, Jaguar/Land Rover, Mitsubishi, Volvo, and Porsche. Consider the rankings, the Rogue climbed from outside the Top 10 in October, to 8th in November to 4th in December. Given the Star Wars "Rogue One" ties, this will surely become an MBA Marketing Case Study in the future. U.S. December 2016 Sales vs. December 2015 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 18 Automobile Manufacturers GM December 2016 Sales of 319,108 Vehicles was up 10.0% vs 290,230 sold in Dec. of 2015. Toyota December 2016 Sales of 243,229 Vehicles was up 2.0% vs 238,352 sold in Dec. of 2015. Ford December 2016 Sales of 239,854 Vehicles was up 0.3% vs 239,242 sold in Dec. of 2015. FCA December 2016 Sales of 192,519 Vehicles was down 10.0% vs 213,923 sold in Dec. of 2015. Honda December 2016 Sales of 160,477 Vehicles was up 6.4% vs 150,893 sold in Dec. of 2015. Nissan December 2016 Sales of 152,743 Vehicles was up 9.7% vs 139,300 sold in Dec. of 2015. Subaru December 2016 Sales of 63,177 Vehicles was up 12.3% vs 56,274 sold in Dec. of 2015. Hyundai December 2016 Sales of 62,305 Vehicles was down 1.9% vs 63,508 sold in Dec. of 2015. Kia December 2016 Sales of 54,353 Vehicles was up 0.2% vs 54,241 sold in Dec. of 2015. BMW December 2016 Sales of 37,493 Vehicles was down 5.4% vs 39,634 sold in Dec. of 2015. VW December 2016 Sales of 37,229 Vehicles was up 20.3% vs 30,956 sold in Dec. of 2015. Mercedes-Benz December 2016 Sales of 37,057 Vehicles was down 4.8% vs 38,918 sold in Dec. of 2015. Mazda December 2016 Sales of 28,754 Vehicles was down 1.8% vs 29,294 sold in Dec. of 2015. Audi December 2016 Sales of 23,195 Vehicles was up 13.7% vs 20,399 sold in Dec. of 2015. Jaguar/Land Rover December 2016 Sales of 12,573 Vehicles was up 30.5% vs 9,638 sold in Dec. of 2015 Volvo December 2016 Sales of 10,129 Vehicles was up 8.4% vs 9,341 sold in Dec. of 2015. Mitsubishi December 2016 Sales of 7,383 Vehicles was down 6.4% vs 7,887 sold in Dec. of 2015. Porsche December 2016 Sales of 4,015 Vehicles was up 2.0% vs 3,936 sold in Dec. of 2015. In December, Toyota moved ahead of Ford, Subaru moved ahead of Hyundai, and VW moved ahead of Mercedes-Benz in December. --- 2016 U.S. Automobile Sales Details --- U.S. Total Sales for 2016 vs. 2015 Ranks and Results for the Top 18 Automobile Manufacturers GM 2016 Sales of 3,042,775 Vehicles was down 1.3% vs 3,082,366 sold in 2015. Ford 2016 Sales of 2,614,697 Vehicles was up 0.1% vs 2,613,162 sold in 2015. Toyota 2016 Sales of 2,449,630 Vehicles was down 2.0% vs 2,499,319 sold in 2015. FCA 2016 Sales of 2,244,315 Vehicles was down 0.3% vs 2,252,877sold in 2015. Honda 2016 Sales of 1,637,942 Vehicles was up 3.2% vs 1,586,551 sold in 2015. Nissan 2016 Sales of 1,564,423 Vehicles was down 5.4% vs 1,484,918 sold in 2015. Hyundai 2016 Sales of 775,005 Vehicles was up 1.7% vs 761,710 sold in 2015. Kia 2016 Sales of 647,598 Vehicles was up 3.5% vs 625,818 sold in 2015. Subaru 2016 Sales of 615,132 Vehicles was up 5.6% vs 582,675 sold in 2015. Mercedes-Benz 2016 Sales of 380,752 was up 0.1% vs 380,461 sold in 2015. BMW 2016 Sales of 365,204 Vehicles was down 9.7% vs 404,537 sold in 2015. VW 2016 Sales of 322,948 Vehicles was down 7.6% vs 349,440 sold in 2015. Mazda 2016 Sales of 297,773 Vehicles was down 6.7% vs 319,183 sold in 2015. Audi 2016 Sales of 210,213 Vehicles was up 4.0% vs 202,202 sold in 2015. Jaguar/Land Rover 2016 Sales of 105,104 Vehicles was up 23.5% vs 85,048 sold in 2015. Mitsubishi 2016 Sales of 96,267 Vehicles was up 1.0% vs 95,342 sold in 2015. Volvo 2016 Sales of 82,724 Vehicles was up 18.1% vs 70,047 sold in 2015. Porsche 2016 Sales of 54,280 Vehicles was up 4.9% vs 51,756 sold in 2015. For the year, Mercedes moved ahead of BMW. The auto industry posted strong December 2016 sales of more than 1.69 million vehicles, up 3.0 percent over the 1.64 million sold in December of 2015. For the 8th consecutive year, 2016 YTD sales were up over the previous year as the automotive industry reached a record 17.49 million vehicles sold. That result surpassed 2015s sales record of 17.41 million vehicles delivered. The seasonally-adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles was an estimated 18.3 million units in December. This is the first time in History that the December SAAR has been over 18 million units. The highly profitable Light Truck segment accounted for more than 60 percent of the overall market in 2016.