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Ford Motor Co says that its F-150 pickup truck will remain America’s most popular pickup despite the threat posed by General Motor Co’s new, more fuel-efficient pickup trucks.

Ford’s F-series pickup trucks have been the best selling trucks in the U.S. for close to 30 years. In an attempt to dethrone the F-series, GM is bringing to market the 2014 GMC Sierra and the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado which are both more fuel efficient than Ford’s pickups. GM’s V8 pickups will rate a combined 19 mpg, while Ford’s earns a mere 18. The company that Henry built responded to the threat by pointing out that the F-150 continues to be the most powerful of the leading pickups.  However, the Fords are powered by the company’s turbocharged Ecoboost V6, while their GM counterparts house 5.4L V8s – those extra two cylinders remain a draw for many buyers, as evidenced by Ford’s decision to retain a V8 option in models like the Expedition.

This March, 67,513 new F-Series pickups were sold, while 53,378 Sierra and Silverado trucks were moved.

 

About the author: Andrew Greene

 

Now playing the role of grumpy old man in the foothills of Northern California’s Gold Country, Andrew has had a life-long love affair with vehicles of all sorts, from the bicycle he pedaled across the continent in 1991 to the armored personnel carriers he drove in the Army to the bamboo rafts, elephants, motorcycle taxis, ferries and buses he traveled by during the 13 years he lived and worked in South East Asia. Always eager to learn more about how the people of the world get from here to there in their day-today lives, he, a professional journalist, has been covering the vehicle industry for years.

 

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