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Ford boosts production (slightly) of F-150, Escape

Two of Ford's vehicles are moving well enough that the automaker is adding production to its plants in Missouri and Michigan. Ford says its F-150 and Ford Escape are looking to earn their highest sales of the year in August, with the F-Series truck line looking good for its first year-on-year sales jump since October 2006 and the Escape knocking on the door of its own sales record. Of course, August sales number are expected to be wildly inflated by the success of the government's Jonathon Ramsey

REPORT: Escape puts Ford back atop Cash For Clunkers sales pileup

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VIDEO: 2009 Ford F-150 versus 2009 Dodge Ram

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Review: 2009 Ford F-150 Platinum 4x4

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Trucks making a comeback? Ford adds extra shift, overtime for F-150

The sales of pickup trucks seemingly rise and fall in unison with gas prices. For instance, Ford's newly-redesigned F-150 is selling well enough right now that the Blue Oval has added an extra shift of production at its assembly plant in Kansas City, MO along with approval for scheduled overtime. An extra shift is also being planned for the Dearborn assembly plant. These are the types of "problems" that automakers don't mind dealing with after a successful new product launch.

Dodge Ram takes top pickup award in Canada

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As gas prices fluctuate, so do pickup and SUV sales

The American buying public may have a very short attention span. Could it be that memories of the record high gas prices of a few months back have already faded away into oblivion? The answer is a definite maybe, as full-size pickups and SUV sales have rebounded a bit from their historic lows, but are still nowhere near where they were a year or two ago. What's more, automakers seem to believe that fuel prices are set to stay high and the current lowered prices are an illusion. So, don't expect

'09 Ford F-150 wins Truck of Texas award

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2009 Ford F-150 priced from $21,320

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2009 Ford F-150 keeps max towing crown, adds fuel-efficient SFE model

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5.4L V8 power ratings revealed for 2009 Ford F-150

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Detroit 2008: 2009 Ford F-150 looks to keep its crown

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NY Times jumps the gun: 2009 Ford F-150, others revealed!

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Spy Shots: 2009 Ford F-150 grille

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We don't need no stinkin'... New Ford F-150 badge revealed!

We're only a couple weeks away from the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and the premature unveilings seem to be trickling in at a slightly slower pace than they did last year. Ford has managed to keep its 2009 F-150 off the web for the most part (except for these spy shots), which is more than cross

2009 Ford F-150 may feature Hydraulic Launch Assist

Five years ago Ford debuted the F-350 Tonka Concept, a big yellow concept truck that portended the design of future Super Duty trucks. Along with the chunky looks, the Tonka concept also featured a trick bit of eco-tech called Hydraulic Launch Assist (HLA). The system uses a hydraulic pump/motor and high pressure accumulator to recapture kinetic energy when braking, which can then be released when the truck is accelerating to assist the engine. It's a type of mild hybrid system really, though it

Spy Shots: 2009 Ford F-150

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Spy Shots: 2009 Ford F-150

We're betting Ford wants to get the new 2009 F-150 to dealer lots as soon as possible. With increased competition from the new Chevy Silverado and the Toyota Tundra stealing market share, the F-150's title as the best-selling vehicle in the world, a mantle it has worn for decades, is under serious threat this year. The revised 2009 F-150, however, is meant to address this threat head on. While we don't know anything about what mechanical improvements are being planned, these fresh spy shots from