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Ford's F-150 still faces problem after overhaul

Some of the new models don't meet their targets for emission and fuel-economy standards

Ford's F-Series is America's best-selling truck line and Ford is trying to safeguard this profit centre as global regulators push harder than ever for clean air.


FORD Motor Co executives spared no expense in overhauling the crown jewel of their empire, the F-150. They gave the truck a new aluminium body, smaller turbocharged engines and a lighter and stronger steel frame. The initiative took six years, cost more than US$1 billion and