Ford F-150 MVP Edition Celebrates Royals’ World Series Win

Ford may be based in Detroit but that doesn’t mean it isn’t willing to celebrate another city’s events. The Kansas City Royals took home the Major League Baseball championship last year and to celebrate, the automaker is offering a special edition F-150. The Ford F-150 MVP Edition is designed for Royals fans.

This isn’t the first time Ford has celebrates Kansas City’s victory. The Kansas City Royals took home the championship back in 1985 and to celebrate, Ford offered a Ranger MVP Edition. At the request of a fan, the automaker revived the badge for another run. The Ford F-150, built in the Kansas City Assembly Plant since 1957, will boast the badge this time around.

Available in “flame blue” and “Oxford white,” the special edition truck is based on the XLT trim. Limited to a run of 300 units, 60% blue and 40% white, the pickup features polished rocker panels, a spray-in bedliner, and, special badging.

The Kansas City Royals beat the Mets seven to two to take the World Series title. It was the team’s second championship. The Midwest Ford dealers have also renewed their sponsorship deal with the Royals for the 2016 season.

Courtesy Ford couldn’t be more excited for another special edition F-150!

Ford’s March Sales Prove Brand Is Strong

The automotive market has been recovering ever since the recession smashed sales and hindered profits back in 2008. Ford has been at the forefront of recovery, and with the March sales numbers in, the automaker is still going strong. With some segments trending and others faulting, it’s more important to look at profitability than the plain number of sales.

Ford’s March sales presented an 8% increase. Although it failed to meet the 9% expectation set by analysts, the automaker still had a high profit margin. Ford’s vehicles each have a different profit margin, resulting in somewhat surprising results.

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With vehicles this beautiful, it’s not difficult to see why Ford is so popular!

In all, Ford sold nearly 255,000 vehicles in March. The Focus saw nearly a 10% decrease in sales compared to March 2015. The F-Series trucks, though, saw a 10% increase. That not only makes up for the Focus’s loss in sales but brings in a good amount of profit as the F-Series is a much more profitable line.

Meanwhile, the Explorer and Escape saw growth as well, 4% and 8%, respectively. The Fusion midsize sedan saw a 2% increase as well.

We are happy to see Ford going so strong!