The last Ford Excursion is scheduled to roll off the line Sept. 30 at Ford Motor Co.’s truck assembly plant in Louisville, KY. Launched in 1999, the 9,200-lb. (4,000-kg) SUV became the poster child for wastefulness in the eyes of industry critics. The Sierra Club likened the vehicle to the Exxon Valdez tanker that ran aground in 1989, spilling 10.9 million gallons (41.3 million L) of oil into Alaska’s Prince William Sound. Through August, Ford sold nearly 200,000 Excursions in ...

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