December 18, 2012

Ford of Canada sells 100,000 F-series in one year

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. A record-breaking 100,000th F-series pickup 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 km 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 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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