Posted November 02, 2018 16:25:58 Ford has revealed that it’s planning to sell all or most of its F150 lineup to China.
The company has said it plans to sell between 1,500 and 1,800 F150s over the next two years, a number that will likely rise as demand grows for the car.
Ford says the F150 will be “part of a broader strategy” to develop and produce premium vehicles in China.
However, the news comes as a major problem for the F-Series brand in China: it’s the only SUV that Ford has been able to produce in-house for some time.
In 2018, Ford said it would build 1,100 F-150s, but only 100 were ever built.
The remaining ones have all been delivered.
The F-series is the brand’s second-biggest market, behind only Japan, and is seen as a benchmark for future Ford products.
In 2018, the company said it expects to sell more than 3,000 F-X models, but that only a few thousand were built.
Ford said the company would also begin making its F-350 SUV in 2019, and it plans for a fleet of between 5,000 and 6,000 SUVs by 2025.