Ford Motor Co. scrambles to pour water on speculation that Excursion, its large SUV, is being deep-sixed. But observers say the auto maker is all wet. Ford denies rumors that the end is near for its Excursion SUV “We’ve made no such announcement,” a spokesman says, noting the ’03 model is a beneficiary – along with Ford’s Super-Duty lineup – of the all-new 6.0L Power Stroke diesel developed with International Truck and Engine Corp. to achieve best-in-class torque of 560 ft.-lbs. ...

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