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Ford’s October Sales Fall as F-150 Plant Overhaul Takes Toll

  • Deliveries of Ford’s F-Series pickup line slid 4% last month
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Ford Motor Co.’s U.S. sales fell 6.1% in October, dragged down in part by a factory overhaul to produce the redesigned version of its top-selling F-150 pickup.

The decline compared with an industrywide gain of 1%, according to figures cited in a report issued Wednesday by Credit Suisse, as the U.S. market continues to rebound from the springtime closure of factories. Ford sold 181,820 vehicles last month when heavy trucks are excluded, down from 193,571 a year earlier, it said in a securities filing.