According to data released, Ford sold 653,957 units of the Ford F-Series in 2022 (on average, one Ford F-Series pickup is sold every 50 seconds), making it the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. market for 41 consecutive years and the best-selling pickup truck in the U.S. for 46 consecutive years. Compared to the number of vehicles sold in 2021, the number sold in 2022 fell by 72,047 units. However, this was due to supply chain and pandemic impacts rather than consumer preference.
The F-Series pickup truck is the main source of profits for Ford Motor Company. However, in 2022, the production of pickup trucks was interrupted multiple times because suppliers couldn't provide enough components like semiconductors and car emblems/badges. In September 2022, at least 40,000 vehicles—most of them F-series pickups—couldn't be shipped to dealerships because they were waiting for parts.
Despite this, the Detroit-based automaker retained its lead in sales of the Chevrolet Silverado and Ram trucks, with profits from its massive truck line providing enough money for an electric vehicle line while also retaining a huge customer base.
By 2023, Ford's F-Series will be celebrating its 75th anniversary. And this year, the all-new 2023 F-Series Super Duty is set to arrive. To date, more than 245,000 orders for that truck have been placed through the end of 2022—meaning that it may be a strong truck year ahead.
At the same time, Ford became second only to Tesla in electric vehicle sales in the United States with its new F-150 Lightning model; and became the second most popular electric brand in the United States.