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50th Anniversary Ford Econoline
 

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50th Anniversary Ford Econoline
 
Posted September 13 2010 10:58 AM by Edward A. Sanchez 
Filed under: Opinions, Truck News , Ford

2011 Ford Econoline 50 Anniversary

FORD'S E-SERIES VANS CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF SUCCESS; 2011 LINEUP FEATURES SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Ford E-Series has been America's best-selling full-size van for 31 consecutive years
The E-Series 2011 product lineup includes a commemorative 50th anniversary edition with a full suite of Ford-exclusive, state-of-the-art technologies like Ford Work Solutions™ and SYNC®

  • Econoline was introduced for the 1961 model year as a commercial vehicle in three bodystyles.
  • The Club Wagon line soon followed, designed for customers looking for a personal-use vehicle and light towing.
  • The E-Series line has thrived over the years as Ford offered product variations to meet specific customer needs.


DEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 13, 2010 – Ford E-Series, America's best-selling full-size van for 31 straight years, marks 50 years of meeting customer needs with production of the 2011 model, enhanced with state-of-the-art technologies at Ford's Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake.
 

Econoline 50th Anniversary Logo

E-Series, synonymous with capability and reliability since its debut in 1961, will offer a commemorative 50th anniversary edition, available as an XLT model, the van’s premium package. The anniversary edition features unique blue metallic exterior paint, specially embroidered "Econoline" front seatbacks and unique "Econoline 50 Years" badging on the left-rear cargo door.
 
It's all designed to appeal to the enthusiast who recognizes the long-term durability of a van that has maintained a steady presence throughout 50 years of societal change.
 
"Ford has maintained its level of success for E-Series by continually monitoring its customers' needs and maintaining a high level of quality," said Craig Ruggirello, assistant marketing manager for E-Series. "If there’s a secret to its success, that might just be it."



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