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F-150's have been arriving at dealers across the country and apparently people in the midwest are the first ones to place their orders. Ford is already saying that orders are at an all-time high.

“Customer sold orders are up over 210 percent from a year ago November, and dealer orders for stock are more than double the current production schedule,” said Ford marketing and sales VP, Mark LaNeve. “It’s apparent that this F-150 is something that our customers both want and need.”


Ford’s 2021 F-150 full size pickup is set to arrive in dealerships nationwide this week, with initial sales having already occurred in the Midwest. According to Ford, the number of retail orders placed is at an all-time high.

The F-150, part of Ford’s F-Series pickups, has been America’s best-selling vehicle 38 years in a row, while the F-Series stands as the nation’s best-selling pickup for the 43rd straight year.

Novelties for 2021 include best-in-class available towing and available payload capacity, as well as the only full hybrid powertrain available in a pickup – with 430 HP plus the ability to function as a mobile generator with Pro Power Onboard (up to 7.2 kW of electrical output available).

“Customer sold orders are up over 210 percent from a year ago November, and dealer orders for stock are more than double the current production schedule,” said Ford marketing and sales VP, Mark LaNeve. “It’s apparent that this F-150 is something that our customers both want and need.”

The all-new F-150 also comes with an available Interior Work Surface and an available Tailgate Work Surface. Furthermore, every model in the range is equipped with Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking as standard, while the available Active Drive Assist Prep Kit for hands-free highway driving is expected to arrive next fall.

Dealers are thrilled about the new model too, with Tim Hovic, owner own San Tan Ford in Phoenix stating: “I’ve been selling Fords for 28 years, and I’ve never seen my staff this excited about a vehicle launch. The F-150 is the gold standard of trucks.”
 

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I ORDERED an f150 xlt 7 weeks ago now dealer say 8 to 12 more weeks ugh I think ford is having production problems 12 12 2020
 

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I ORDERED an f150 xlt 7 weeks ago now dealer say 8 to 12 more weeks ugh I think ford is having production problems 12 12 2020
Were you at least able to see some first new F-150's in person while waiting for yours to arrive?
Anything close to the spec you ordered?
 

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I ORDERED an f150 xlt 7 weeks ago now dealer say 8 to 12 more weeks ugh I think ford is having production problems 12 12 2020
Welcome to the forum @Daved1972! Sorry to hear about the delay but congrats on the order. What has your dealer told you about the delay?
 

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I ORDERED an f150 xlt 7 weeks ago now dealer say 8 to 12 more weeks ugh I think ford is having production problems 12 12 2020
Hey @Daved1972! Part of the reason your F-150 might be delayed is that Ford is doing extra quality checks before being shipped.


Ford Stockpiling 2021 F-150s for Quality Control

Ford bungled the launch of the new Explorer last year, and it can't afford to do that with the 2021 F-150. This is possibly why the automaker is stockpiling thousands of 2021 F-150s in a lot near the Detroit airport. Speaking to the Detroit Free Press, a Ford spokesperson said that these F-150s were built before the batch of 2021 F-150s that's arriving at dealers now, and they're going through extra quality checks before being shipped.

One of Ford CEO Jim Farley's goals is to reduce the amount of money the company pays out in warranty claims, helping boost profits. A great way to do that is to ensure that things don't break, though in this case, it means that it's going to take a while for Ford to meet the huge demand for the new truck.
 
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