Ford Motor Co. will out-produce General Motors Co. to become the No.1 vehicle manufacturer in North America, if Ward’s projections for the remainder of the year hold. Ford should end 2009 having built 1.78 million vehicles, 16.3% fewer than in 2008, marking the lowest year-over-year decline among the top auto makers. GM is slated to assemble 1.77 million vehicles, a decline of 45.8% from year-ago. As forecast, Chrysler Group LLC will see the biggest drop in production of the Top Six ...

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