Chrysler LLC does not expect the sagging economy will short-circuit the September showroom arrival of the redesigned-for-’09 Dodge Ram pickup. “We actually think the timing might be perfect,” says Steve Landry, executive vice president-North American sales. “There may be some pent-up demand.” Landry draws this conclusion, in part, because consumers are not buying the outgoing model now. Compared with April 2007, last month’s Ram sales declined 30.5%, according to Ward’s data, which is ...

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