Ford Motor Co. will have cleared out most of the '01 Explorer sport/utility vehicles (SUVs) by the end of the month and the redesigned '02 model is sold into August, says I. Martin Inglis, head of North American operations. April sales of the 4-door model exceeded share compared to the last two years, Henry D.G. Wallace, chief financial officer, tells analysts last week in Dearborn, MI. But, looking ahead, “I'm not sure what the effect will be after (the Firestone tire recall),” he says. ...

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