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Anyone who's questioned why GM had decided to shelve several in-process vehicle plans in favor of speeding its upcoming full-sized pickups to market (yeah, that means us) need only check out Ford's sales figures for July. It seems the company's the F-Series trucks — led by the perennial sales workhorse, the F-150 pickup — sold 126,905 units, the most sales of any single nameplate in any month since the days of the Ford Model T, according to the company. Another number-crunch tidbit from Ford: "In July, F-Series sales alone generated enough revenue to place the nameplate within the annual Fortune 500 rankings." Now back to your regularly scheduled Big Three doomsday scenarios.

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