When it comes to Ford F-Series pickups -both the Ford F-150 and Ford Super Duty – the numbers are never anything less than astounding. Ford sells hundreds of thousands of these trucks every year, and when we factor in the number of vehicles that are already on the road, that number multiplies several times over. In fact, according to SEMA’s most recent Vehicle Landscape Report, there are currently 16.1 million Ford F-Series pickups on the road in the United States alone.
That’s a truly astounding number that’s difficult to wrap one’s head around for certain. But at the same time, it’s also not terribly surprising. Even in 2020, a rather challenging year, Ford sold 787,422 units of its best-selling pickups, which was down 12.2 percent from 2019, when it moved 896,526 trucks.
But that isn’t the only interesting statistic that stems from this report. SEMA points out that a whopping 30 percent of Ford F-Series owners customize their truck in some way, shape, or form. Full-size trucks have quickly become the most popular vehicle to customize in the entire industry, and they’re also the most common vehicle on the road today in general.
That doesn’t figure to change, as SEMA predicts that Ford will move another 6.7 million F-Series pickups between 2021-2028, which presents a huge opportunity for the automotive aftermarket. This is also a big part of why Ford has been expanding its parts & accessories catalog in recent months, particularly for the Ford Bronco, Ford Explorer, and Ford Bronco Sport.
The all-new 2021 Ford F-150 promises to be a boon for the industry as well, and many aftermarket outfits have already developed parts for the pickup, including exhaust systems and lift kits. For those companies and owners of these trucks that want to differentiate themselves from the millions of other trucks on the road, this is obviously great news.