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Ford’s North American arm celebrated selling more than one million of its F-Series trucks last year. In total, 1.075 million of the pick-ups were sold, an average of one every 29.3sec. That was enough to generate more than £38 billion of sales revenue.
Porsches problematic pallet
Porsche’s quality control boss, Frank Moser, says one of the toughest tasks in building any car is matching colours for interior trim items. Moser noted that the 11 interior colours offered on the new 911 have to be matched across 16 equipment levels and 300 visible parts, made from 51 different materials from 76 different suppliers.
Land Rover lands new customers
Around 60% of sales of the first-generation Range Rover Evoque were ‘conquest’ customers from other brands, according to Land Rover bosses. They are aiming to increase that figure with the recently revealed second-generation version and reckon the car’s greater interior space will be key to doing that.
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