Ford Motor Co. is boosting its first-quarter production slate by some 19,400 units, but that won’t be enough to keep the industry from sliding 33,000 vehicles below where it was a month ago to 3,479,900 units as other auto makers continue to fine-tune their production plans. Significantly, much of the “lost” production results from a sharp estimated January underbuild totaling some 64,200 cars and trucks, thus far only partially offset by increases of 7,900 units in February and 23,300 in ...

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