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Certain ford trucks are sending the wrong message, and sales are slipping.

Mexican sales of Ford’s Lobo pick-up are tanking because drivers are afraid purchasing one will land them on the wrong side of the law. The Lobo and similar style trucks are popular with drug cartel hit men.

Gabriel Lopez is the President of Ford in Mexico and says those types of vehicles are in high demand for crime sprees because there’s plenty of space in the cabin for weapons. Lopez says members of drug cartels are known to steal pick-up trucks to launch attacks on police or security forces. Lopez says the sale of these trucks has fallen because people are insecure and sales have fallen 7.1% in the past nine months.  read more »

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