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Compared to where it was back in October, when the bankruptcy of interior components supplier Collins & Aikman Corp. stymied Fusion production, Ford's more than doubled the number of Fusions produced from 20,000 to 52,000. According to AutoWeek, the company is still around 3,000 cars under target, but that dealers are benefiting from the tight supply. As any economics freshman knows, tight supply plus strong demand equals no rebates, or even price premiums (plus, a positive news story). It almost seems like the strategy of a profitable automaker. Almost a shame AW put a negative spin on it.

Ford dealers can't get enough Fusions; supply disruptions, high interest lead to low inventories [AutoWeek]

Ford Fusion Launch Tripped by Supplier Delay; Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Ford Fusion, Part 1 [internal]