CHELSEA, MI – With Ford Motor Co. ready to launch its new Escape Hybrid SUV and Toyota Motor Corp. enjoying strong sales momentum for its Prius hybrid passenger car, Chrysler Group is downplaying the potential sales impact of its ’05 hybrid Dodge Ram Contractor Special pickup. The auto maker now says it may not launch “series production” of the pickup when the truck becomes available later this fall. Instead, it likely will promote the truck to fleet customers, while limiting potential ...

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