Ford is boosting production of F-150 pickups equipped with its 3.5L EcoBoost V-6, as sales have outpaced the auto maker’s initial volume expectations. The F-150 with EcoBoost this week eclipsed the 100,000-unit mark just 10 months after it launched, an astonishing feat considering fullsize pickup buyers long have preferred V-8 engines. Prior to launch “there was a fair amount of uncertainty” about the wisdom of offering the F-150 with a turbocharged, direct-injected ...

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