The Ford F-Series has been the best-selling vehicle in America for 33 years and the best-selling truck for 38. A huge chunk of those sales come from the F-150, and now that the all-aluminum 2015 model is out, there are more and more customers who want their own.
The F-Series takes only 18 days to turn at dealerships, compared to the industry average of 105 for light-duty full-size pickup trucks. All of that seems well and good, except that to sell that many trucks, you’ve got to build that many trucks.
To help meet the incredible demand for the new F-150, Ford invested $1.1 billion in expanding the Kansas City Assembly Plant. It spent thirteen weeks upgrading the plant’s body shop, paint shop, and road-test course. Ford also added 900 jobs as part of the update!
As a result, the automaker can now produce about 700,000 F-150s in a year. And they’ll need to, because they’re selling like hot cakes at Mountaineer Ford!