Ford’s F-Series is the top selling truck in the US for the past four decades image

The Ford F-Series is not only the country’s best-selling truck for the past 40 years, but it’s also the top selling vehicle in America for no less than 35 consecutive years…

The refreshed Ford F-150, the first fullsize truck with an aluminum body, has arrived at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in time to celebrate 40 years of consecutive champagne bottle opens as America’s best-selling pickup. And yet again, the Blue Oval company has also managed to snatch the prize for the country’s auto bestseller – for the 35th consecutive year. Since way back in January 1977, the automaker has delivered more than 26 million F-Series trucks. If you like statistics, the vehicles are enough to circle the globe more than three times, or, if lined up one behind each other would stretch for more than 90,000 miles.

Ford is of course looking to again reach both milestones for the 2017 year, and most likely the main asset will remain the recently updated F-150. The upgrade brought a new front end and also a technical novelty – the addition of a diesel powertrain. Five engines will become available, including a new entry-level option, a 3.3-liter V6, expected to deliver 282 horsepower and 253 pound-feet of torque just like its predecessor. More information should be released closer to the 2018 model year’s launch, but the diesel buyers will have to wait until the summer of 2018 to get their hands on this particular new version.