40 millionth Ford F-Series truck rolls off the production line

Ford's best-selling F-Series trucks recently hit a major milestone. The automaker has announced that the 40 millionth F-Series model has rolled off the production line. That number isn't a mistake, either. That's how many trucks have been built since the model went on sale in 1947.

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The milestone 40 millionth F-Series model isn't even a special order model. The truck bearing the number is a standard 2022 F-150 Tremor finished in Iconic Silver. For those wondering, it won't be on display or placed in a museum for collection purposes like other milestone models. Instead, Ford says the truck will be delivered to a customer in Texas, and “will get to work”. It's similar to the Toyota Corolla, which announced last year that it had built the 50 millionth Corolla.

Ford did mark the occasion by showing the 40 millionth truck next to a 1950 F-1, a first-generation F-Series model. For reference, the current F-150 is now in its 14th generation following the model's debut last year. Like the previous-generation model, the truck is also available locally with a 3.0-liter turbo diesel engine and prices start at PHP 3.398 million.

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Soon, the F-Series will be entering a new chapter with the introduction of the F-150 Lightning. The truck will have a dual-motor setup and all-wheel drive. Depending on the variant, it could crank out either 318 kW (432 PS) with the standard 98.0kWh battery pack or 420 kW (571 PS) paired with the larger 131 kWh battery. The standard model is expected to have around 370 km of range, while the larger battery offers up to 480 km on a single charge.

It might have taken 75 years before Ford's F-Series model hit 40 million units, but given its popularity, we won't be surprised if the company hits the 50 million mark in a few years.