Ford Remains America’s Best-Selling Brand For 9th-Straight Year


The end of 2018 confirmed a trend that has remained constant for nearly a decade in the United States: Ford Motor Company continues to be America’s best-selling vehicle brand.


Ford finished 2018 by selling a total of 2,497,318 vehicles in the U.S., further establishing itself as the most popular brand in the country. Ford has been the best-selling brand for nine straight years with the release of 2018 sales figures.


Ford Truck Sales


A large proportion of those sales were F-Series trucks, with Ford selling over 900,000 F-Series models in the 2018 calendar year. Ford’s strong truck sales numbers extend their status as America’s favorite pickup truck manufacturer, with 2018 being their 42nd-straight year with the nation’s best-selling pickup.


“December capped another strong year for Ford and the industry,” said Mark LaNeve, Ford’s vice president of U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. LaNeve said high F-Series sales, high commercial van sales, and record sales for Ford SUVs helped the company maintain their industry-leading sales in 2018.


Ford Commercial Vans


Ford’s line of commercial vans also had impressive numbers in 2018, with Ford selling 137,794 Ford Transit vans, earning the Transit the title of the best-selling commercial van in America. Ford also sold 31,923 Transit Connect vans — their small commercial van model — making the Transit Connect America’s best-selling small van for 10-straight years.


In total, Ford has remained the best-selling commercial van brand for the last 40 years, selling over 7.1 million commercial vans from 1979 through 2018.


SUV Sales


Ford reached a new record for SUV sales in 2018, selling 797,238 SUVs throughout the year. Ford is attributing the massive success to both the redesigned Ford Expedition and the new Ford EcoSport, in addition to their other SUV models.


Ford sees success in their SUVs, which has prompted them to start phasing out all their sedan models over the next few years, with the Ford Mustang the only car that will remain in Ford’s portfolio.


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