Ford Motor Co.’s sales plummeted in March, but even darker days lay ahead, the auto maker’s top marketing executive warns. Ford deliveries totaled 222,123 last month, a 7.4% decline compared with year-ago, according to Ward’s data, adjusted for sales days – 26 vs. 28 in 2007. “I would like to say the worst is behind us, but I can’t give that assurance,” says Jim Farley, group vice president-marketing and communications. “Our sense is the second quarter of this year may be the most ...

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