DETROIT – Contrary to widespread reports, the Ford Motor Co. hasn’t pushed back any new-model programs, a high-ranking executive tells Ward’s at the Society of Automotive Engineers Congress and Exposition here. “We haven’t pulled back anything; the other guys (auto makers) have,” Chris Theodore, Ford’s vice president-North American product, says in an interview. “We got honest with ourselves last July and August, set our (product) cycle plan, and we’re sticking with it,” he adds. ...

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