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Ford F-Series sells 100,000 trucks for the first time in Canada

Posted Dec 18th 2012 1:28PM

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There's no doubt the legendary Ford F-150 is the long-standing king of trucks, as the F-Series has held the title of Canada's favourite truck for 46 consecutive years! But the big news here is Ford Canada's record-breaking 100,000 F-Series pick-ups sold here this year, a feat that has never been done before.

To put things into perspective, on a per capita basis this is pretty much the equivalent of selling one million F-Series trucks in the U.S. which is something that has never happened. According to Ford Canada, one-hundred thousand F-Series trucks lined up end-to-end would stretch right across the width of Alberta, carry more than 68,000,000 bricks or transport more than 5,000,000 bales of hay. Now that's a lot of tough trucks sold to Canadian consumers.

Ford reached this massive milestone thanks to the recent 100,000th F-150 4x4 sold to George Taylor in Kingston, Ontario. In honour of the record-breaking sales figure, Ford will also donate $10,000 to the charity of Taylor's choice (the SickKids Foundation) and even cover the cost of all maintenance and fuel for the first 100,000 kilometres on his truck.

With this week's historic sale, Ford of Canada has sold more than 2,755,788 F-Series (and counting) over the last 46 years in Canada. The F-Series is now on track to become the best-selling truck in Canada for the 47th consecutive year and the best-selling vehicle in Canada for a third year in a row.

Click here to read the full press release on the Blue Oval's record-setting sale.


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HISTORY IN THE MAKING:
FORD OF CANADA SELLS 100,000 F-SERIES IN ONE YEAR

OAKVILLE, Ont., December 17, 2012 – For the first time ever in Canada, an automaker has sold more than 100,000 trucks in a single year, Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited announced today. A record-breaking 100,000th F-Series pick-up truck was recently sold to George Taylor in Kingston, Ontario.

To celebrate this unprecedented milestone, Ford of Canada will donate $10,000 to the charity selected by Taylor and will cover the cost of all maintenance and fuel for the first 100,000 kilometres on his truck.

"The F-Series has been Canada's favourite truck for 46 consecutive years, but we have never sold 100,000 F-Series in a single year before," said Dianne Craig, president and CEO at Ford of Canada.

One-hundred thousand F-Series trucks, lined up end-to-end would stretch right across the width of Alberta. And 100,000 F-Series trucks could carry more than 68,000,000 bricks or transport more than 5,000,000 bales of hay.

"Each year our customers from coast-to-coast tell us how important their Ford trucks are to their daily lives. It's our customers who have helped us design and build a great truck," said Craig. "We're humbled by their ongoing support and loyalty to 'built Ford tough'."

With this week's historic sale, Ford of Canada has sold more than 2,755,788 F-Series (and counting) over the last 46 years in Canada. The F-Series is now on track to become the best-selling truck in Canada for the 47th consecutive year and the best-selling vehicle in Canada for a third year in a row.

Taylor purchased his first F-Series at Braden Ford in Kingston, Ontario. He has selected the SickKids Foundation to receive a $10,000 donation from Ford of Canada in his name. The donation will go towards enhancing patient care and research to discover new treatments and cures.

"I had heard a lot of great stories from colleagues about the service at James Braden Ford, so when I was looking to buy a truck I decided to stop by and see what they had. I fell in love with the F-150 immediately," said George Taylor, purchaser of the 100,000th Ford F-series. "When I got the call that I had bought the 100,000th truck this year I was blown away. And being able to donate to the SickKids Foundation was an added bonus. This has been an amazing experience."

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