Ford Motor Co. says it will begin building the next-generation European Focus in North America in late 2010 and plans to delay the arrival of the ’09 F-150 fullsize pickup by two months. The moves come following a dramatic market shift in the last two months away from large SUVs and trucks and toward small cars in the wake of escalating fuel prices. “As gasoline prices average more than $4 a gallon and consumers worry about the weak U.S. economy, we see June industry-wide auto sales ...
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