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2016 Ford Super Duty F-650, F-750 Enjoy Best Year-To-Date Sales Since 1997

The Ford Super Duty F-650 and F-750 models have sold more units within the first eight months of 2016 than through all of 2015, marking the trucks’ best year-to-date sales since 1997. With 10,160 units sold through August, 2016, the F-650 and F-750 are up 59 percent compared to the same eight months last year.

Production of the Ford Super Duty F-650 and F-750 models was shifted from the Blue Diamond Truck plant in Mexico to the Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, Ohio in August of last year, bringing with it $168 million in investments. The F-650 and F-750 models are available in Regular, SuperCab, and SuperCrew configurations, with a 6.8-liter petrol V10 and 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel V8 both available for power. Straight frame and kick-up frame Pro Loader models are available, as is a new tractor model – an addition to the lineup which could be responsible for plenty of sales on its own.

“We’re seeing growing interest in the new tractor from beverage and hauling fleets,” says Ford Super Duty Fleet Marketing Manager Kevin Koester. “Giving our customers the choice of two exclusive powertrains, available across all body styles and designed specifically for the unique needs of the vocational truck market, has really helped drive sales of our new trucks.”

With the 6.8-liter V10, rated at 320 horsepower and 460 lb-ft, Ford is the only automaker that continues to offer a gasoline-fueled engine in a medium-duty truck. Buyers have the option of having it factory-prepared to run on compressed natural gas or liquid propane.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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