Ford Boosts Production of F-Series Super Duty Trucks Amid Strong Demand

By | January 31, 2014
Ford will increase production of its F-Series Super Duty trucks by 15 percent, which will result in 55,000 more of these trucks on the road in the near future. To support the production boost, Ford is hiring 350 new workers at its Kentucky Truck Plant, which produces the F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 trucks. In addition, it will spend $80 million to upgrade facilities, retool, and increase capacity to meet the surging demand. Sales of the F-Series increased 8.4 percent last month, showing a heavy interest in these vehicles even before the trucks are set to undergo significant changes. Ford sold 763,402 F-Series trucks in 2013. More than that: Ford's F-Series has been America's best-selling vehicle for over three decades.
Along with significant redesign for the F-150, Ford is also subjecting the F-Series Super Duty trucks to changes. The 2015 Ford F-Series Super Duty trucks will come available with a new-generation 6.7-liter PowerStroke V8 turbodiesel. Expect this to bring more horsepower and better fuel economy than previous versions. Most 2015 F-Series Super Duty models will be sold this spring, except for the F-450, which goes on sale by this summer. Source: Ford