motor company announced this week that overwhelming demand due to Cash for Clunkers
will lead to an increase in production of the two most-purchased cars under the program: The Ford Escape and the Ford Focus.
The increase in production has boosted Ford’s third quarter
production numbers to 13 percent above Q3 2008. Ford also plans to
make 570,000 vehicles in the fourth quarter, 15 percent more than Q3
and 33 percent higher that last year’s Q4 numbers. This increase
represents not only the Focus and Escape production hikes, but
stretches across a wide range of cars, crossovers, and trucks.
In August and September, Ford will produce an additional 3,500
Escapes. The automaker is working with employee unions to request
overtime and extra shipments to ensure an “uninterrupted flow of
With the increase in Ford production and Cash For Clunkers picking up steam, now may be a good time to replenish your fleet!
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