Ford to restore one shift of F-150 production in Jan.

After killing two shifts of the F-150 five months ago, FoMoCo is restoring a shift of the pickup production at its Kansas City, Mo. assembly plant. According to spokeswoman Angie Kozleski, Ford will restore the shift in January and will schedule overtime production of the F-150 this week.

The move comes as Ford executives felt there was “stronger-than-expected” demand for the redesigned 2009 Ford F-150, reports Automotive News.

The 2009 Ford F-150 went on sale this fall and while sales were down 25.4 percent in November compared to the same period an year ago, it was the number one selling vehicle last month beating out the Chevrolet Silverado and Toyota Camry. Ford says that it expects F-Series sales to return to previous levels. The company sold 473,933 F-Series units during the first 11 months of 2008. It sold 939,463 units of the truck in 2004.

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