Ford Japan Ltd. is targeting sales to rise 8% this year to 12,000 units, up from last year’s total of 11,129. The 2001 tally marked a 14% drop from 2000 sales of 12,992 units. Ford Japan also plans by year-end to stop selling models badged as Fords but made by Mazda Motor Corp. Ford Japan sells two “sister cars” made by Mazda, owned 33.4% by Ford Motor Co. Sales of those two models totaled just 3,009 units last year. Ford Japan says it will now focus on developing its own models for the ...

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