While Ford Motor Co. still is mulling changes to its first-quarter slate, the rest of the North America’s auto makers are kicking off 2011 with 3,512,900 cars and trucks on their latest first-quarter assembly roster, down just 12,100 units from the ambitious plan laid out a month ago. That’s a 19.4% gain from prior-year’s 2,942,300 units and nearly double the 1,781,000 cars and trucks built just two years ago as the financial crisis deepened in early 2009 and consumer demand collapsed. ...
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