Last month, the Ford company celebrated an important milestone: the 100th anniversary of the very first Ford truck. On July 27, 1917 the Ford TT was introduced to the country, and the company and automotive industry were never the same. The Ford TT was the first purpose-built truck, created in response to customer demand for a vehicle that could handle harder work and heavier loads. New and improved trucks continued to come, like the Ford Model AA built in the late 1920s to the Ford F-Series, which has dominated the market for the last 40 years. But it all started a hundred years ago with the Ford TT.
From humble beginnings, Ford trucks have become iconic in the world of American vehicles. The Ford F-Series has been the best-selling truck in the United States for the last 40 years, and the best-selling vehicle for the last 35 of those 40 years. It’s no accident that Ford automakers have been able to keep such a hold on the truck market. The Ford company has listened to truck owners and truck buyers every step of the way for the last hundred years, developing technology and updating every Ford truck to ensure it is capable of everything their owners need and want. And it’s these constant improvements that have ensured the long-term popularity of models like the Ford F-150.
It’s hard to believe that Ford trucks have been around for a century – but also amazing to think of all that history leading up to every Ford truck found at your San Diego Ford dealership. So if you want a vehicle that can do tough jobs, that has evolved for generations to better serve the needs of drivers, and that is so successful it has been at the top of the market for decades, look no further than Kearny Pearson Ford, and models like the 2017 Ford F-150. San Diego drivers can experience a hundred years of history right here at our dealership.