Surging demand for the Ford Fusion midsize sedan helped push Ford Motor Co. past the Toyota brand in April sales, but Ford officials downplay the possibility ongoing woes at General Motors Corp and Chrysler LLC played a role in the month’s success. In fact, the majority of Fusion conquest sales came from foreign makes, says Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, sales and marketing. “Our conquest rates from non-Detroit products have increased,” he says during a conference call today with ...

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