Ford Motor Co. plans a sharp cut in third-quarter North American car output but is adding to its light-truck slate. On tap for Ford’s North American plants are 137,900 car assemblies, down 35.2% from the 212,900 built in the same period year-ago. Extensive downtime appears to be in the schedule for U.S. car plants, slated to assemble less than one-third the number produced last year. Factored into that is last week’s closing of the Wixom, MI, facility that built more than 6,500 cars in ...
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