DEARBORN – Ford Motor Co. says its new-vehicle sales will be off about 20% in January from year-ago, due mostly to an ongoing strategy to lessen its reliance on rental fleets, a segment seen as largely unprofitable and detrimental to brand image. The auto maker will release official January sales results tomorrow. “We’re looking at a 60% reduction in daily rental sales year-on-year in January,” Ford U.S. Sales Analyst George Pipas says at a media briefing here. “Total fleet sales in ...
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