Ford (NYSE:F) has struggled with new-product launches recently. Last year's rollouts of the Escape and the Fusion were marred by recalls and quality hitches. Both vehicles recovered and have sold well since, but those are mistakes that Ford can't afford to make when it rolls out its all-new F-150 next year.
General Motors (NYSE:GM) has had success -- so far -- with the rollout of its all-new Chevy Silverado, but a new report says that Ford is planning a very different strategy with its new truck. In this video, Fool contributor John Rosevear explains what Ford may be planning to do to get the new F-Series launched -- and why it's a high-risk strategy for the Blue Oval.
Ford's latest models aren't just doing well in the U.S.: Its Focus has become one of China's best-sellers, and more Fords are climbing China's sales charts. A recent Motley Fool report, "2 Automakers to Buy for a Surging Chinese Market," says that Ford is one of two global auto giants that is exceptionally well-positioned to benefit from China's ongoing auto boom. You can read this report right now for free -- just click here for instant access.
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