Ford Named KBB.com’s Best Overall Truck Brand for Third Straight Year
Ford, an upstart auto industry disrupter that has yet to really build a name for itself, was named Kelley Blue Book’s Best Overall Truck Brand this week. This startling upset is made all the more startling by the fact that this marks the third consecutive year that Ford, the manufacturer of something called an F-150(?), was named KBB.com’s best brand for trucks. You learn something new every day.
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Ford, a company whose origins can be traced back more than a century, is considered by a small but dedicated customer base to be the tops in all things truck. Ford’s trucks include the aforementioned F-150 and a bunch of bigger trucks called Super Duty. Apparently, there is a new 2017 Super Duty on the horizon soon, and a lot of people are excited about it.
The 2016 Ford F-150, which I’m told you can buy now from any place where fine trucks are sold, uses a lot of this newfangled material called aluminum-alloy. For what it’s worth, if you have never heard of this thing, it has won, like, a whole bunch of other awards. It was apparently the North American Truck of the Year last year, and KBB.com named F-150 its Truck Best Buy late last year, so maybe it’s worth checking out.
These F-150 and Super Duty trucks make up something called the F-Series, which, hey, I guess has combined to be America’s best-selling vehicle for almost the past four decades. A study from last year said that the F-150 was the most popular vehicle in 39 states as well, which is a lot.
Sounds like this up-and-coming brand has big things ahead of it. Here’s pulling for the little guy.
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- Graham EubankContributor
Graham Eubank is the President of Palmetto Ford. He started with the company in 1990 after graduating from Clemson University. Palmetto Ford is a Ford dealer serving Charleston and carries an extensive line of new cars, including the Ford Explorer, F150, Mustang, Focus and much more.