Ford Putting Nearly $11,000 on Hoods of Some F-150s

Aaron Cole
by Aaron Cole
ford putting nearly 11 000 on hoods of some f 150s

Ford is looking to boost sales of its full-size F-150 by offering more than $10,000 in incentives for some higher-trim models in some parts of the United States, Automotive News is reporting.

Production issues have plagued the aluminum 2015 F-150 since its launch late last year. According to Ford, only half of the F-150’s normal inventory has been available since June, which as hampered sales. The automaker says dealer stocks will be full by the end of September.

The company’s website offers nearly $11,000 off of 2015 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew with Chrome or Sport packages in some parts of the country.

We found this offer available in the middle of Michigan, near Clare, on Ford’s website. Other parts of the country may receive up to $7,050 off similar models.

“The truck hasn’t sold up to expectations for the most part,” Akshay Anand, an analyst at Kelley Blue Book, told Automotive News. “This may be a hint that in certain parts of the country, the issue might just be more than supply.”

Truck sales have been up for the first half of this year, but the F-150’s sales pace has been modest. F-Series volumes have dipped in each of the last five months, and second-quarter sales have dropped 6.5 percent.

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  • An innocent man An innocent man on Jul 16, 2015

    If I just order the hood, can I still get the cash?

  • BrunoT BrunoT on Jul 17, 2015

    1. XLT is closer to the low end than high end models. 2. If you have a production shortage, you would have lower sales due to lack of inventory, not because the price is too high. So you would not reduce the price via rebates/incentives. Try again. 3. The reason sales are lower might be that they're a good deal more expensive than comparable models of 3 years ago. My 2012 FX4 supercab with lux pkg and the works stickered about $41,000. Got it with taxes for $37,100. I checked when they came out and they were edging towards $50,000. This is in a low inflation environment. Nobody wants to pay more for aluminum that merely fixes bad engineering that made the previous version too heavy.

  • Robert Good! Those things are hideous.
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  • TDIGuy A lot of comments here referring to avoiding radio in general and not AM, but I suppose a shrink part of a shrinking market doesn't have much hope.That said, I'm also part of the talk radio fan club. I could listen to it online, but it's just an internet rebroadcast of the AM station (and I'd rather not burn through my data). So if the station went, so would the internet channel.Ya, then there's the Blue Jays games... "National Blue Jays network"... Ya, three stations. I do listen on satellite, but again, they just rebroadcast the AM radio broadcast.
  • Kosmo Would have bought the passenger version to replace my wife's beloved, but aging, Honda Element if it were available in AWD. Swing and a miss there by Ford, IMO.
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