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BRIEF-Ford says new F-150, due this year, key to US CAFE compliance
January 13, 2014 / 2:35 PM / 4 years ago

BRIEF-Ford says new F-150, due this year, key to US CAFE compliance

DETROIT, Jan 13 (Reuters) - 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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