Ford Motor Co.'s Kentucky Truck assembly plant in Louisville is cutting output of its Excursion sport/utility vehicle by 25% because of weaker than anticipated demand. The cutback means the factory will make nine Excursions an hour instead of the 12 it currently produces. For '01, Excursion capacity falls from 69,000 to 52,000 units. Ford plans using the extra capacity to build more F-Series SuperDuty pickups. Meanwhile, Ford is delaying the launch of the next Explorer/Mountaineer until ...

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