DETROIT Jan 13 At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Monday:
* Ford Motor Co COO Mark Field said production of the company's new F-150 pickup would begin in Q4 of 2014 and that the truck would be in U.S. showrooms by year end.
* Fields also said the new F-150 would help the automaker meet U.S. fuel economy regulations for the first time.
* Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford said the company may use more aluminum in future SUVs, and other models.
* Ford Executive Chairman Ford and CEO Alan Mulally said they were "happy" that the rumors that Mulally was headed for Micosoft had been quashed.
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