Ford’s best-selling vehicle, and the best-selling vehicle in the United States, is the F-150 pickup truck. The company says they have now sold over 500,000 of the trucks with the new V6 EcoBoost engine, about three years after the engine became available as an option.
In that 38 months, Ford says, F-150 EcoBoost owners have saved about 56.8 million gallons of gas annually. About 57 percent of all F-150 trucks are now sold with V6 engines and about half of those are EcoBoost engines.
Over the last three years, retail registrations of light-duty pickups powered by V6 engines grew more than 600 percent, with F-150 directly responsible for 91 percent of that growth, based on Ford analysis of Polk retail registration data.
“We expect those numbers to hold for the rest of the year,” said Doug Scott, Ford truck group marketing manager. “It really is amazing when you consider we are doing that with just two V6 engine choices – the 3.5-liter EcoBoost and the 3.5-liter Ti-VCT engine. When we come out with the new 2015 F-150, we will offer three different V6 engines, so there is potential for further growth.”