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DETROIT (Reuters) -- Ford Motor Co. plans to produce both its current F-150 pickup and a new model for about six months to avoid disrupting sales of the top-selling U.S. vehicle and safeguard against potential kinks tied to the truck's extensive overhaul, people familiar with the plans said.
The second-largest U.S. automaker aims to start production of the new truck around July 2014, sources said. Ford will continue to build the older model during the first six months of the new F-150's launch.

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I wonder will pre-orders will open up, I'm ready :)
 

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This is something Ford has done in the past also. Not only does it allow for no disruption of inventory, but it also allows for to use up excess parts inventory from the discontinued model year. It also allows for buyers to have a choice of which body style and model year that they like better without having to settle for a lot lizard truck left over no one picked me choice.
 
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