By now, most are well aware of the fact that new vehicle inventory is slim these days, thanks to ongoing supply chain issues including the semiconductor chip shortage. This includes the Ford F-Series line of pickups – the Ford F-150 and Ford Super Duty – neither of which are available for retails orders in the 2022 model year due to high demand. However, it seems as if those interested in purchasing a new Ford F-Series pickup off a dealer lot are better off than shoppers seeking out trucks from other brands, according to the automaker’s April sales report.
At the conclusion of last month, Ford had a total of 83,000 F-Series pickups in gross stock, which was more than any other nameplate in the full-size pickup segment. It isn’t a huge number by any means – particularly when compared to pre-COVID years, but it’s notable, nonetheless.
Ford stopped taking orders for 2022 Super Duty models back in late April, while the 2022 F-150 followed suit just last Friday, both due to high demand that exceeds the automaker’s production capacity. Prior to that, FoMoCo stopped offering Max Recline Seats on the F-150 due to supply chain constraints, while the popular pickup also recently gained Active Park Assist 2.0 and auto stop/start removal options. The highly-profitable F-Series lineup also represents a large portion of Blue Oval vehicles currently awaiting semiconductor chips.
Meanwhile, select 2022 Ford F-150 models are currently available with a $1,500 Bonus Cash offer, though FoMoCo also recently eliminated a custom order discount on the best-selling model, along with a host of other models including the Ford Expedition, Ford EcoSport, Ford Ranger, and Ford Transit Connect.