PARIS — Ford Motor Co., General Motors Corp. and the DaimlerChrysler Corp. are between a global rock and a hard place. North Americans want big trucks, but the global trend has been moving toward smaller cars. To satisfy U.S. demand, product planners are developing even more variations of sport/utility vehicles, pickup trucks and minivans. Last year in North America, Ford production was 63.4% light trucks, GM was 49.6% and Chrysler was 76.0%. Yet, the global market favored a move toward ...

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