Ford’s 2021 F-150 full size pickup is set to arrive in dealerships nationwide this week, with initial sales having already occurred in the Midwest. According to Ford, the number of retail orders placed is at an all-time high.
The F-150, part of Ford’s F-Series pickups, has been America’s best-selling vehicle 38 years in a row, while the F-Series stands as the nation’s best-selling pickup for the 43rd straight year.
Novelties for 2021 include best-in-class available towing and available payload capacity, as well as the only full hybrid powertrain available in a pickup – with 430 HP plus the ability to function as a mobile generator with Pro Power Onboard (up to 7.2 kW of electrical output available).
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“Customer sold orders are up over 210 percent from a year ago November, and dealer orders for stock are more than double the current production schedule,” said Ford marketing and sales VP, Mark LaNeve. “It’s apparent that this F-150 is something that our customers both want and need.”
The all-new F-150 also comes with an available Interior Work Surface and an available Tailgate Work Surface. Furthermore, every model in the range is equipped with Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking as standard, while the available Active Drive Assist Prep Kit for hands-free highway driving is expected to arrive next fall.
Dealers are thrilled about the new model too, with Tim Hovic, owner own San Tan Ford in Phoenix stating: “I’ve been selling Fords for 28 years, and I’ve never seen my staff this excited about a vehicle launch. The F-150 is the gold standard of trucks.”