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Ford revs up large SUV production to boost margins, challenge GM

Production increase at the Kentucky Truck factory comes as investors are growing restless as Ford's automotive profit margins have shrunk to 3.7% in the fourth quarter of 2017 from 5.7% a year earlier.

Louisville, Kentucky

FORD Motor Co said on Monday that it will boost production targets for two large sport utility vehicles by 25 per cent this year to challenge rival General Motors Co's hegemony in a highly profitable US market segment and boost its own anaemic profit margins.


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